At the ripe old age of 73 I’m determined to get good at grilling — never having done it much before. Jerry was not a fan of cooking or eating outside when we had a perfectly good kitchen free of bugs for those purposes. Matt and Sara are great at grilling. Matt does fresh salmon, in his own marinade, better than any Seattle restaurant — and we have some excellent ones for seafood. Sara does a fabulous pork loin. Both do delicious grilled vegetables.
The only way for me to get good at this is to grill — a lot. I started on Wednesday evening, hot out though it was. I had some trouble regulating the temperature of the grill, but apparently it was good enough. The pork loin was perfectly done and very flavorful. I also did a lot of grilled veggies, to have over the next several days. Onion, green beans, and portobello mushrooms were great. Eggplant was good but I think I’d like to do a different prep, and think I know how. I definitely need coaching on sweet potatoes. Even with parboiling, they didn’t come out great.
On the whole, my first venture was a big success. 🙂