Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Grill

My grill was scheduled to be delivered. I had picked out a dual function gas grill/ smoker grill. The morning it was supposed to be delivered, I got a call. The weirdest call I've ever gotten from a delivery company. Here's how it went:

Them: "Hi, we have a grill for you."

Me: "Ok. The email said it would be delivered today."

Them: "Tomorrow. Maybe. Is there a guy there?"

Me: "What do you mean "a guy" ?"

Them: "Or a fork lift?"

Me: "What?!"

Them: "We don't have a hydrolic truck for two weeks so we needed a guy or something to get the grill out of the truck."

Me: "Are you serious?"

Them: "Yes."

Me: "How heavy is this thing?"

Them: "It says 150 lbs on the box."

Me: "Oh, I'll help him get it out then. That isn't that heavy."

The next day the grill came, no problem. My husband happened to be home by the time it got delivered, and the guy didn't even want help bringing the box in! Assembling it was a trick though. It took my husband and I all of nap time to put it together. (which is about three hours)
My first meal cooked on the grill was burgers, not very inventive but I'm still learning this whole grill thing. My second grill meal was  a bit more creative: chicken, bell pepper and mushroom naan pizzas, and shrimp scampi naan pizzas. First I pre-made the naan.

Chicken, bell pepper mushroom topping:
1/4 red pepper
1/4 green pepper
1/8 cup onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup cooked chicken
 (I used some smoked chicken my brother made on his grill for Bubba)
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon basil
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

Shrimp Scampi topping:
1/4 cup onion
2 cloves garlic
1 cup shrimp
small splash lemon juice
small splash white wine
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon basil
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

For the chicken pizza saute the onions, garlic, red and green pepper and mushroom a couple of minutes, then take off the heat and add the spices then the chicken  mix well then let it sit in the fridge to settle.

For the scampi saute the onions and garlic lightly, then add the splash of wine, then the lemon juice. Take off the heat and add the pre cooked shrimp and the spices. Mix well and sit in the fridge to settle.

Put the toppings on the naan.

Then add the cheese.

Gently put them on the grill, pre heated to 350. Cook for about 5 minutes or til the cheese melts.

They were delicious, almost like wood fired pizza. A little crispy on the bottom, but I'm getting the hang of it. Next I'll have to master the smoker size of the grill.

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