I've been doing this photo scavenger hunt
of sorts, and one of the topics for which I needed a photograph was Grilling/Picnic. Seeing as how there are only a few days left in the month, I really needed to get on that! I present to you Dinner:
Marinated grilled chicken, grilled asparagus, and quinoa with squash and parmesan. Simple and mostly healthy. First, this afternoon I made up some marinade for the chicken.
In a Ziploc bag, I combined:
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about one large lime)
4 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce (I use low-sodium tamari
7 cloves garlic, pressed
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped fine
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
I smooshed that all together then tossed in some chicken and sealed it up. I left it in the fridge for somewhere between 3.5/4 hours and then had my husband grill it up for me. (propane scares me) I served it with grilled asparagus (toss spears with a couple tsp of olive oil, some salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste and grill!) and quinoa.
Quinoa is fairly new to me. It looks a little strange, what with those weird little ring-shaped hulls it has when cooked, but it tastes pretty good. It's also a pretty healthy choice
as far as grains go. I cooked mine according to the package directions, substituting homemade chicken stock for the water. While that was cooking, I diced up a zucchini and a yellow squash. I sautéed those in a little bit of butter and olive oil with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I sure do love me some garlic! When the quinoa was done, I tossed it with the cooked squash and a handful of freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano. It was pretty dang tasty!
So there you have it - one of the few, if not only, times I will give you a recipe for the grill.
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