Please Don’t Ask Me What I’m Grilling.

My neighbor walked by when I was BBQing this.  I thought to myself… Please don’t ask me what I’m grilling. 

“Hi neighbor, it smells good, what are you grilling?” 

What would I say?  “UUmmmmm, a halved head of Romaine Lettuce.”  It just sounds so, like where’s the beef.  I didn’t even have anything else to tack on to the answer.  Thank God he didn’t ask 🙂 .  

I’ve loved the Grilled Romaine Salads I’ve had in a few restaurants and wanted to capture that same flavor, so I gave it a try.  And… I HIT IT first attempt. 

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Wow, it’s really good.  It’s funny that I found myself looking for the brownest Lettuce pieces when eating it, typically uncommon with Salads.  A quick grilling adds such great flavor.  Since I’ll be grilling more Romaine in the future, I’ll most likely be tacking on a Fillet, Hamburger, or something.

The Dressing was made of White Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, Dijon Mustard, Salt, Sugar, and freshly ground Pepper.  I added Pecan Pieces and ate every bite, down to the very last smokey leaf piece.  However, Pine Nuts and Pumpkin Seeds are generally preferred on this Salad. 

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I found the White Balsamic Vinegar at Trader Joe’s.

  1. February 6th, 2010 at 01:50 | #1

    oh man. i’m trying this out tonight. congratulations on your many successes this year,and i look forward to seeing your inevitable skyrocketeyness to great heights in the new one! I have a cooking recipe site as well.

  2. October 9th, 2009 at 12:32 | #2

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  3. May 24th, 2009 at 12:13 | #3

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  4. May 2nd, 2009 at 04:14 | #4

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  5. May 28th, 2008 at 12:54 | #5

    The White Balsamic Vinegar is a wonderful touch to this dish. Belgian endive is really my favorite to saute or grill. I marinate the leaves with olive oil, garlic (even some tamarind juice). Once I served the dish, as an appetizer, with a dollop of three different chutneys — that was a crowd pleaser.

  1. December 24th, 2009 at 12:49 | #1

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