I so love grilling season, Summer, Spring and anytime I can come out on to the deck and grill food. Less mess inside, less dishes to wash, it doesn't make the kitchen hot, the a/c doesn't run as much, it's a complete win win situation.
I purchased my husband a grill for his birthday, two weeks after we moved into the house. LOL I have to laugh because he hasn't used it once! I use it, everyday. Okay, the first month, no lie, I used it EVERY single day, sometimes more than once. I still use it at least 4 nights a week and twice on Saturday.
Now for me, I'd grill fish or chicken along with fresh vegetables without fail every stinking day but the guys start to complain. In order to keep the natives from getting restless I have to switch things up. You know, throw on some burgers (shh a lot of times those are turkey LOL) hot dogs (all beef all natural no nitrates) a steak or a wonderful chop. But this particular night I wanted fish. My husband just looked at me. I said okay I'll buy you some fatty ground beef and you can eat that. Bless his heart he was thrilled.
I purchased 3 beautiful salmon fillets and tossed those on the grill when the burgers were flipped the first time. This way everything finished about the same time.
OH MAN they just didn't know what they were missing because it was DEElicious!
With the leftovers the next night I had a salad and they ate more burgers. Men they are so easy to please.
Grilled JD Salmon
3 tsp brown sugar
2-3 TBSP bbq sauce (SUGAR FREE)
1 Tbsp soy sauce, lite
1/2 shot Jack Daniels
mix and brush on salmon
Toss it on the grill and flip after 4 minutes. Brush on the sauce again. Close the lid and allow it to go about 4-6 minutes. It really depends on how hot your grill is, if you like it medium, rare or well done. I use a gas grill and the temperature runs around 300 degrees for most of what I cook.
I also grilled the zucchini and the bread sticks. I wanted a break from the salad and just ate some grape tomatoes and snow pea pods.
Leftovers were used for a salad.