My son Drew called the other day and and said he missed his Mama's cooking. We made plans for him to come to dinner on Friday night. So he and his lovely girlfriend Diana came over and we had planned to bbq some nice halibut and all the trimmings.
We did the halibut differently than we have ever done before. I did the halibut in foil packages. Lay fish onto foil, cover each piece with two pieces of bacon, sliced lemons and sliced onions. Oh, season fish with lemon pepper or whatever you like, then cover with bacon, and lemon and onion. This is such an easy and clean way to cook fish on the grill. The smell is out of this world while it is cooking. The bacon in combination with the mesquite wood is just wonderful. The result of cooking the fish this way, is more that of a poached fish, than a grilled fish texture. But equally as delicious!
I had intended to buy corn to make grilled lime cilantro corn, but I forgot it at Henry's. So I just picked a couple zucchini and yellow squash, and we grilled those on the bbq too. I made a yummy new salad to go with it. I had a similar salad the other night at a party, and it was so tasty, I wanted to make one too, although mine was quite different, one of the ingredients that stood out to me was the granny smith apples. I sliced these matchstick thin, and the subtle flavor it added to this salad was delicious. I used equal parts of chopped romaine, and baby spring mix lettuce. To this I also added, thin slices of English cucumber, thinly sliced red onion, crumbled feta cheese, granny smith matchsticks, candied pecans, the last few pieces of bacon from the package that I didn't use for the fish, I fried up and crumbled onto the salad too. (hint: cut your bacon pieces up into small pieces BEFORE you put it in the pan to fry, and it fries up real fast, and then just remove it with slotted spoon, and drain before adding to salad. ) I used garlic bagel toasts, broken up instead of croutons, and then ;used a raspberry vinaigrette to dress it. SO YUMMY!!! You could add a grilled chicken breast cut up to this and make it a meal.This had already been partially devoured so it isn't as pretty. But you get the idea.
Today, we are grilling pizza with NAAN bread. Stay tuned.