Earlier this week I posted about how rhubarb brings back memories of my grandmother; today I’m posting about how the smell of charcoal brings back memories of summer grilling.
Sesame Garlic Glaze
I’m often asked about my favorite grilling recipes. Truthfully, DH does most of the cooking, and he’s not one for using recipes. Basically he takes a hunk of meat and uses whatever spices and seasonings strike his fancy. But, I did come across this recipe for a sesame glaze that I find myself making again and again. It comes from the cookbook From Asparagus to Zucchini and I’ve used it on pork chops, chicken, and it’s also good if you have some left over to stir fry with greens (kale, Swiss chard, etc.).
- 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons bottled Vietnamese-style chili garlic sauce
Mix well and use while grilling or for stir frying. It is very yummy, and very versatile! Why not mix some up and start making more grilling memories?
Grilling Brings Back Memories
Sundays were special when I was growing up. We always went to church, then to Sunday school, then to my grandma and grandpa’s for cookies and coffee. Then, we went home and dad would fire up the charcoal grill. My sisters and I would play games or listen to the top 20 countdown on the radio while the smokey smell of deliciousness wafted in through the open windows.
My husband (DH) and I still visit my parents every other Sunday or so throughout the year, and there’s nothing like hamburgers right off the grill with lots of onions to satisfy the stomach and the soul. Steaks are good, too, especially venison–I love when my husband makes them for me at home.
Grilling is also the cooking method of choice when we’re camping at my father-in-law’s RV up north. The RV kitchen is crowded, but there is lots of room to cook and drink DH’s homebrew around the grill outside. Summer parties would not be summer parties without the grill!
These are just some of the reasons why Grilling is my Happiness. Besides all of the tasty food, tell me what you love about grilling. One of my lucky readers who answers below will win a $25 Sears Gift Card!
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