A woman I know (she may be my wife) observes the following about barbecue and gender: “Let’s see, I pick the date for the barbecue, invite the guests, do the shopping, prep the ingredients, make the salads, and set the table. My husband lights the grill and chars a few steaks. Then I do the clean-up, package the leftovers, and send everyone on their way. So who’s really the family grill master?”
Well, ladies, this newsletter will lighten your load: Next time let us grill the salad.
Of course, for a more substantial salad, you can always pair grilled greens or vegetables with grilled proteins, like steak, chicken, shrimp, tuna, etc.—a combination that’s particularly inviting on a hot summer day or night. And at least once this summer, you should try Thailand’s electrifying yam nua yang—spicy grilled beef salad—which is assertively seasoned with chiles, mint leaves, fish sauce and peanuts.
Greens meet grill. The next time you make a salad, fire up your grill. Who knows, maybe your wife will even let you take the credit.
Do YOU have a grilled salad you’re fired up about? Share photos and details on the Barbecue Board!
Last, don’t miss this Twitter chat this Thursday! Join me and Weber Grills to discuss Grilling Dos and Don’ts with Jamie Purviance on 7/11 at 8pm ET. Use hashtag #grillitright on Twitter to join the conversation.
Yours in righteous grilling,
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