“Dressed to Grill” …. Sophisticated Skewers (Part 4)

THEY'RE BACK!!!!! I'm talking about me, and all those like me.

All of us that worship the "Grill  Gods" 🙂

[below] Grilled Chicken, Burst Tomato, and Artichoke Skewers (more info further down)

All of us that survived the winter, only by the thought of that first warm weather bite of a char grilled "whatever" with cheese on that toasted bun heated up on the grill….

and the grilled veggies, and the grilled drumsticks, and the icy cold beer, and the grilled lobster tail and the……….

OK Doug, calm down, breathe, breathe……… Anyhooz, skewers is still gonna be the thing again for me this summer, so easy to grill, and so easy to get creative. Here is another batch for me to save off to my Online Cookbook.

Along with my "Culinary Porn", that being custom outdoor kitchens, featuring this one down in Coral Gables Florida, outfitted with Kalamazoo Gourmet Grill and appliances, NICE!!!!

(above and below)   grilled chicken, burst tomato, and artichoke skewers

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  Avoid common table salt and use Pink Himalayan Salt, also use a quality honey because many honeys are fake, also remember to go with grass fed dairy, I try to stay away from commercial dairy.

(click photo above or below for recipe)

(below)   balsamic and honey chicken skewers

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  With a pasture raised, free range chicken from Whole Foods, and a real quality honey (list of fake honeys here), and organic ingredients, this is a pretty healthy recipe I ran across, well worth filing away for later this summer.

(click photo below for recipe)

(above and below)    cilantro lime grilled shrimp & roasted poblano sauce

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  Avoid common table salt and use Pink Himalayan Salt, and make sure you get wild caught shrimp because wild caught is low in mercury, but most shrimp is farmed and/or imported and often have high toxins.

(click photo above or below for recipe)

(below)   lemon glazed swordfish skewers over rice

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  I'll replace the granulated sugar in this recipe with healthy Coconut Palm Sugar. Also, I avoid anything corn based and will work around the Corn Starch. Even though  Swordfish is a high mercury fish, I utilize Chlorella and Cilantro to help remove mercury from the body, and I may eat a high mercury fish only a couple of times a year, so I don't worry about it much.

(click photo below for recipe)

(above)   five spiced beef kebabs        (click photo above for recipe)

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  For the recipe above, I try to avoid soy at all times. But I keep this homemade soy sauce recipe on hand. Make sure yogurt is Grass Fed, or at least organic. I TOTALLY AVOID commercial beef and get Grass Fed Beef at Whole Foods. I think many illnesses are directly or indirectly linked to commercial beef that is not fed its natural grass diet. Historically, there has always been cancer free meat eating cultures.

(below)   grilled kofta meatballs with mint sauce     (click photo below for recipe)

(above and below)   sweet thai chili and salmon skewers

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  Avoid farm raised salmon and always go for Wild Caught Salmon which is very low in mercury. Also, a new school of nutrition science thought suggests selenium in fish negates the mercury read more. A good trick for grilling fish is to grill fish over lemon or lime slices so fish doesn't stick to grate

(click photo above or below for recipe)

(below) sambal chicken skewers

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  I'll replace the brown sugar in this recipe with healthy Coconut Palm Sugar.

(click photo below for recipe)

….about the outdoor kitchen

Located Southwest of Miami, in the small town of Coral Gables, this Kalamazoo outdoor kitchen is a home chef’s dream. A Tuscan inspired stone structure was built to house the outdoor kitchen, providing shade, and shelter from the elements.

A small distance from the main home, the outdoor kitchen is fitted with every outdoor cooking feature imaginable. The focal point of the kitchen is the Kalamazoo Hybrid Fire Built-in Grill, large enough to easily cook for parties of 50 or more. Powerful ventilation was mounted above the grill to capture smoke and protect the structure. The grill is flanked by an expanse of counter space, with plenty of room for prepping and serving. The gas-fired Artisan Fire Pizza Oven sits conveniently in the corner to the left of the grill, and four cooktop burners amp up the kitchens cooking capabilities.

Ample stainless steel cabinetry was incorporated into the design so that the homeowner’s can store cooking utensils, dishes and other items, outdoors all year round. Energy efficient refrigerator and freezer drawers keep groceries at food safe temperatures, even on scorching Florida summer days. A glass door outdoor wine chiller offers full UV protection and keeps varietals at optimal temperatures. The outdoor dishwasher helps this outdoor kitchen function completely independently of the indoor kitchen. Dishes can be loaded straight from the dining table, cleaned, and then stored in the weather-tight cabinetry, for the ultimate convenience. An outdoor warming cabinet that uses steam heat was installed next to the grill, to keep food warm and moist – particularly useful when entertaining.

The homeowner’s created an outdoor oasis, that’s perfect for gourmet cooking, and entertaining family and friends.

photos and descriptive text from the Kalamazoo Gourmet Website (see copyright disclaimer at bottom of post).

Below is a cool promo video from Kalamazoo Gourmet, the baddest grills in the land, a pretty nice short video to set the right vibe for this summer's grilling!!!      ENJOY!!!

(and remember to try, if but just a little, at making your tasty grill treats a little healthier……..then you got the best of both worlds 🙂 )

~stay healthy~

 

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2 Responses

06.11.16

 

OMG! Doug, you are over the top, and that's a good thing. What time is dinner? If that doesn't work out, I'll make it myself. Hey, somebody's got to do it, right? You are a true inspiration. May all your dreams come true. . .    

Bobbi 

 

 

 

 

06.11.16

Hey Bobbi

yeah, That’s a record, that’s a record!!!!

Don’t worry, when I build my outdoor Caribbean kitchen (completely Kalamazooed Out), I’ll get you down there to whip up some eats. Even though I won’t be able to talk you into strapping on the guitar and pantomiming a song. But I’ll make an exception in your case………

……maybe I’ll just dub in a song to the cooking video 🙂

Doug

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