Monday, June 06, 2011

What's on the Grill #219: Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Caesar Salad has been on my "grill list" for some time.  I thought someone I knew recently posted something similar, although for the life of me I can find the post.  If it was you, let me know!

Romaine

One of the things I love about grilling in the summer (yeah, it's still spring technically, but it feels like summer), is having the time and ability to throw non-typical grill fare over the coals. Years ago, I would have never listed lettuce as a "grillable" food.  Hell, growing up I didn't even list it as an "edible" food, so I've certainly made some progress.

Grilled Caesar Salad

1 head of romaine lettuce
olive oil
salt & pepper

1.  Slice the head of lettuce in half horizontally.  Drizzle both halves with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.

2.  Over a direct medium heat fire, grill the heads of lettuce, cut side down, until marked and then flip over, about 2-3 minutes a side.

Grilled Romaine

3.  Remove from the grill and top with your favorite caesar vinaigrette dressing.  I turned to this Wolfgang Puck recipe.

A little dressing

Of course, salad is never enough for a meal.  Add in a little pesto spatchcocked chicken,

Spatchcocked on the Kettle

grilled brussel sprouts,

Sprouts

and a beer for a truly all grilled meal...even, with a salad.

Beer and Smoke

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