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NATIONAL GRILLING MONTH RECIPES

 

With preparations for 4th of July weekend celebrations underway, Maria Zoitas* has prepared a variety of unique grilled recipes that are great for an upcoming BBQ or summer family gathering. All of these recipes can be prepared on an outdoor grill or indoors on a stove-top/George Forman grill, making each dish adaptable for any type of lifestyle.

*Maria Zoitas is the creator of “Maria’s Homemade” line of prepared food sold exclusively at Westside Market NYC
www.wmarketnyc.com/

FRUIT KEBABS

Fruit Kebabs

Ingredients:

• 1 Lb. Watermelon cut into one-inch cubes
• 1 Lb. Honeydew melon cut into one-inch cubes
• 1 Lb. Cantaloupe cut into one-inch cubes
• 1 Lb. Pineapple cut into one-inch cubes
• ½ Cup of honey
• 1/3 Cup of unsalted pistachio shelled nuts, chopped roughly.
• 6 pieces wood skewers (6” long, soaked in water for 2-3 hours before use)
 

Directions:

• Preheat grill at 400°F.
• Pass the cubed fruit (in whichever order you want) through the wood skewers and place them onto the hot grill to create grill lines for about 20 seconds each side.
• Remove and place them in an oval platter, drizzle the kebabs with honey and sprinkle the chopped pistachios on top and around the grilled fruit kebabs.
 

GRILLED LEMON CHICKEN

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Ingredients

• ½ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
• ½ Cup Soy Sauce
• ½ Teaspoon Ground Ginger
• ¼ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
• 4, 6 oz Skinless, Boneless Chicken Cutlets
 

Directions

• Combine lemon juice, soy sauce, ginger, and black pepper in large re-sealable plastic bag
• Add chicken to bag, seal bag and then toss the bag several times to coat chicken
• Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 2 hours
• Heat grill pan on medium-high heat
• Remove chicken from bag, discarding marinade, and cook chicken 4 to 5 minutes per side
• Serve with grilled or steamed vegetables
 

 

GRILLED VEGETABLES ON CIABBATTA BREAD

Grilled Vegetables, Ciabbatta Bread

Ingredients:

• 6 Oz. grilled mixed vegetables (peppers, eggplant, zucchini and red onions)
• 4 Slices of fresh mozzarella
• 4 Slices of beefsteak tomato
• 3 Leaves of red leaf lettuce
• ¼ Cup of pesto sauce
• 1 Ciabbatta
 

Directions:

• Slice the ciabbatta bread lengthwise.
• Spread the pesto sauce on each side, place the grilled vegetables on one side of the bread, add the mozzarella slices, and then add lettuce and tomatoes.
• Top the sandwich with the other ciabbatta half and enjoy.
 

MEDITERRANEAN STYLE GRILLED CHICKEN

Mediterranean Style Grilled Chicken

Ingredients:

• 3½ Lbs. boneless chicken breast
• 2 Teaspoon black pepper
• 2 Tablespoon minced garlic
• 1 ½ Tablespoon kosher salt.
• ¾ Cups lemon juice.
• ¼ Cup fresh chopped tarragon
• 1 Cup Greek yogurt
• ¾ Cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 2 Teaspoon dry oregano
 

Directions:

• Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
• Preheat gas or charcoal grill for ten minutes.
• Grill chicken breasts, each side for 6-7 minutes or until they reach internal temperature 165°F.

 

 

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