Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Opening Day for BBQ Season
During the summer months we do most of our cooking over a charcoal BBQ. This week was wonderfully warm. I spent Saturday cleaning up our deck and preparing our outdoor living room (aka the deck furniture). I even found an old tablecloth to dress it up a bit.
By Monday everything was ready to go. We use charcoal, which takes a while to warm up and can cook for a few hours. We plan a few meals worth of cooking on a BBQ night. Monday night we had chicken thighs, sweet potatoes, onions, and a lovely piece of tuna all ready for the grill.
As soon as the coals were ready we threw on the tuna steak, which had been brushed with soy sauce. 5 minutes later the steak was removed and everything else tucked onto the grill. While we enjoyed a perfect summer dinner Tuesday and Wednesday's lunch and dinner was grilling up.
The tuna was served up with a bowl of rice, sliced cucumber which had been sprinkled with rice vinegar, pickled ginger and some soy for dipping. It was fabulous! :) (Yes, I have all that in my pantry... I have a condiment shopping issue)
Stay tuned for lunch!