Too much fun! LIVE at FOX Television Studio’s Outdoor Grill Garden – Barbequing for Father’s Day with my favorite backyard recipe for tuning up the Flavor & trimming out the Fat!
Seared Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salads with homemade rosemary-parmesan croutons, a gorgeous Italian vinaigrette & smoky, succulent cuts of perfectly barbequed chicken breast. All washed down with a bright & crisp Peach Bourbon Shandy!
- 4 tablespoons olive oil with additional for dressing
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh Thyme chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh basil chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 4 romaine hearts rinsed and ends trimmed
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 cup Michigan strawberries sliced
- 1 cup Michigan blueberries
- 1 cup heirloom tomatoes sliced
- ½ cup carrots shaved
- 1 cup walnuts salted and dry roasted
- 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
- A Bachelor & His Grill's "Balsamic Vinegar Reduction " recipe below
Preheat the grill to hot. In a small mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, fresh herbs, and garlic. Trim the upper 1-2 inches of the romaine hearts so the tops of each are even. Slice the romaine hearts in half, lengthwise. Brush the cut sides with the olive oil mixture and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 2-3 minutes, or until the char marks are well defined and the leaves are just beginning to wilt. Pull from the grill and immediately dress with the fruits, tomatoes, carrots, roasted walnuts and crumbled blue cheese. Season additionally with salt and pepper to taste,and lightly drizzle with a touch of olive oil and a drizzle of the balsamic vinegar reduction (Recipe Below). Serve warm. Enjoy.
- 2 cups balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
Bring the balsamic vinegar, sugar and honey to a low simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally for 15 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced to ½ cup and is syrup-like in consistency. Remove the reduction from heat and allow to cool for 2 minutes. Drizzle over grilled romaine salad.
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