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Easy Grilled Cauliflower

Recently, Fareway, one of my favorite grocery stores had a fantastic deal on cauliflower; only 88 cents.  I originally picked up two heads thinking I’d try mashed cauliflower for the first time.

The plan was to grill up 10 pounds of chicken legs (another great Fareway deal) to have with the mashed cauliflower.   When it came time to grill/cook I didn’t have that much energy so I thought I’d try something different. Something easier.  That’s when I settled on this.

Easy Grilled Cauliflower

As the name implies this really is easy.

Here’s what you’ll need: 

1 head cauliflower, washed with the leaves and stem removed

2-3 tablespoons butter

3/4 cup shredded cheese

Seasoning salt

What you do:

Put down one or two sheets of tin foil.  Rub the butter all over the cauliflower and then sprinkle with seasoning salt.  Rub the cheese all over and then wrap the cauliflower in tin foil.  Grill over medium heat for 40-50 minutes.  You can test the doneness by sticking a knife through the foil.

You can watch the process in this video.  Then check out a few of my comments and thoughts that didn’t make the video.

Additional notes:

Don’t be afraid to go heavy on the seasoning.  I thought I was overdoing in the video but we ended up adding additional seasoning salt at the table.  Turns out there is a lot of cauliflower the seasoning doesn’t touch.

Speaking of seasoning… you could mix it up with some of your favorites.  Garlic, onion salt, dill weed, lemon salt, Italian seasoning… I think these would all taste great.

I used Colby-Jack cheese and it was good but the flavor was so mild it kind of got lost.  Next time I’ll use a stronger flavored cheese.  Parmesan would probably work great.

As far as the effort to outcome ratios… this is one of the easiest, best-tasting recipes/recipe ideas there is.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Thanks to my oldest daughter for her awesome camera work making the video above possible.

Have you grilled cauliflower before? What did you think?

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Grilled Quesadillas

A lot of times when I fire up my Mr. Steak 3 Burner Gas Grill I like to grill once and eat twice.  That was the case today.  I knew I wanted to grill some chicken breasts to eat in pasta salads for supper.. and I also needed to make lunch.

That led to trying to make something for the first time on the grill; quesadillas.  I love quesadillas because they’re inexpensive and filling.  Turns out grilling quesadillas works great!

I noticed two big pluses to grilling quesadillas as opposed to making them on the stove top.  First, the grill adds some great flavor and makes the tortilla extra crispy. I grilled ours on low and they turned out great.

Second, you can make a lot more at once.  On the stove, you can only make two at a time in one pan.  On the grill, I’m betting I could do six to eight at a time.

We’ll definitely be grilling quesadillas again.  My tuna melt quesadillas would be great on the grill.  Might have to make them soon!

Here’s a quick video I made putting together my quesadilla.

What’s something unique that you grill?

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Tony Tries It: Grilled Frozen Pizza

Full disclosure here… I really should have titled this post “Tony Tries It, Again: Grilled Frozen Pizza”.  You see, I have tried grilling frozen pizzas one other time before but that time the results were disastrous.

I didn’t plan in advance. I didn’t research tips for grilling frozen pizzas and I didn’t pay close attention while I was grilling it.  What followed were lots of smoke, a grill fire, and one inedible frozen pizza burnt beyond recognition.

That incident happened several years ago and it’s kept me from trying it again… until now. A recent heatwave made me want to give it another try.  I love frozen pizza.  They’re cheap, easy, and taste great.  What I don’t love is heating up the house when the air conditioning is running.

History was not going to repeat itself.  This time before trying to grill a frozen pizza I did my homework.  Some internet research led me to the Jack’s Pizza website and their instructions for grilling frozen pizza.  It just so happened that we had two Jack’s Pizzas in our freezer; a Canadian Bacon and a Sausage and Pepperoni.

Armed with this new knowledge I was ready to give it another go.  I got the temperature on our Mr. Steak gas grill dialed into 400 degrees; the perfect temperature.

It was time to put the pizza on the grill.

This time I stayed close to the grill and followed the instructions… and this time the pizza turned out perfectly!

The cheese was all melted and the crust was crispy.  Crispier than it gets in our oven.  There were even a few small spots with a little char on it that I think enhanced the grilled flavor. It was a big hit with my family.I will definitely be grilling more frozen pizzas… especially when I don’t want to heat up the house.

Next time I will try grilling two frozen pizzas at a time.  I think there’s just enough room on my grill to squeeze two on there.  For this experiment, I didn’t want to push the limits.  After all, I do have a history of setting pizzas on fire! 😉

Have you ever grilled frozen pizza? Got any tips?

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