Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer, Summer, Summertime

'Time to sit back and unwind...'

I don't think Will Smith had a dreary and drizzling 60 degree day in mind when he wrote that song. But weather be damned, Mr. Charlestown Culinary and I were not going to be deterred. Despite the lack of sun, sand and waves – we blasted some tunes (alas no Will though) and fired up the grill for our first official summer meal.

For our dinner, we kept the meal simple - grilled vegetables, corn on the cob and steaks. For the meal I relied on my favorite trio of olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Grilled Peppers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Onions

Grilled Corn

Charlestown Culinary's Grilled Corn
4 ears of corn, husked
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Sea salt
Freshly ground pepper

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Add the corn and cover. Turn heat down to medium and steam for about 5 minutes.

Remove corn from heat, coat with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place corn on the grill, over medium heat, turning frequently until evenly charred.

NOTE: If you do not turn the corn every minute or so, you will end up with popcorn.

Grilled Filet Mignon Steaks

‘…There’s an air of love and of happiness
And this is the Fresh Prince’s new definition of summer madness.’

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