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Grillin’ out, Indian summer style

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Last week, JY and his housemates had another bbq.  Unlike the grill warming, the weather this time around was perfect — 75 and warm, despite it being mid-October.

For potlucks, I like to try new recipes.  This way, if it’s good, I can share the deliciousness with everyone.  And if it’s bad, then it’s less for me to suffer through.  For the bbq, I decided to make “Mediterranean Salad” from Giada De Laurentiis’s book Everyday Pasta. (A great cookbook, by the way.  Highly recommended, with a dedicated post coming soon.)  It turns out that Mediterranean Salad is just a fancy name for couscous.  Couscous with toasted almond slivers, dried cranberries, chopped basil and mint, lemon juice, lemon zest, and garlic.  It turned out to be super delicious!

Meditteranean salad (a.k.a. couscous)

Meditteranean salad (a.k.a. couscous)

A close-up shot of the couscous

A close-up shot of the couscous

The beautiful grill, featuring corn, kabobs, a buffalo steak, and my salmon filet (marinated in pseudo-teriyaki)

The grill, featuring corn, kabobs, a buffalo steak, and my salmon filet (marinated in pseudo-teriyaki)

JBL's sauerkraut with chicken sausage

JBL's sauerkraut, with chicken sausage

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

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