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Grilled Asparagus

This is a recipe that is made for almost every grill out. It’s bright and fresh tasting with fennel and thyme.

Grilled Asparagus

  • 1 lb asparagus, whiter hard ends trimmed off
  • Olivie oil
  • 1 tsp Original Super Chunk

  1. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus.
  2. Sprinkle Super Chunk.
  3. Grilled until the stems just begin to get a bit softer.

Prep Time: 5 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes ; Yield: 4-6

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

This is much more fun (and sinful) than low cal ranch dipping sauce with raw peppers. It’s perfect for meals on the grill or tantalizing appetizer. It takes a bit more time but so worth it!

  • 8 whole jalapeno peppers (or mild mini bells)
  • 8 strips uncooked bacon, thin
  • ¼ cup Sauce Goddess Sticky Sweet or Sweet & Spicy sauce
  • 8 x ½ inch pieces of Monterey Jack or other good melting cheese
  • 16 toothpicks

  1. Soak the toothpicks in water so they won’t burn on the grill.
    Prepare Peppers
  1. Half cut lid of pepper by carefully slicing across halfway thru the pepper at the top just below the stem.
  2. Cut a side slit by carefully slicing down the length of the pepper 2/3 of the way down.
  3. "Manage the Heat:" Some of the seeds and ribs have to be removed to make room for the cheese but not all of them. If you want it good 'n spicy you can leave some in. If you use the milder mini peppers no seeds need to be removed.
  4. To remove seeds and rib open the pepper gently by pressing the end toward the stem. Using a small paring knife carefully cut the ribs where they meet the side of the pepper. Use the knife and pull at them. They should come out with slight resistance.
    Put It All Together
  1. Now that the pepper has some space, place one slice of cheese inside.
  2. Wrap uncooked bacon around pepper taking care to place the largest end of the bacon over the top slit and roll the bacon around to the tip then back to the top.
  3. Use 2 toothpicks to seal the pepper closed and hold the cheese inside while it melts by pushing them completely through in an X configuration.
  4. Grill over low/medium heat until the bacon is cooked.
  5. Baste with Sauce Goddess BBQ sauce of choice and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  6. Put a little extra BBQ sauce in a bowl if you want some dipping sauce.

Prep Time: 1 hour - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 4
Serving Size: 2

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Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Butter

This is a great variation on simple steamed artichokes. The toasty flavor is worth the extra time.

Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Butter

    Prepping the Artichokes
  1. Trim the stem ends of the artichoke.
  2. Fill a large pot with 4-6 cups water. Should be 3 inches up the side of the pot.
  3. Insert a steamer basket or colander to hold the artichokes.
  4. Place artichokes in basket, cover with a lid and bring pot to a boil.
  5. Cook on high for 30 minutes (your cook time may vary) until the stems feel tender but not mushy. Testing with a fork is fine. It’s should insert firmly but easily.
  6. Let artichokes cool completely.
  7. Once cool, slice each one in half lengthwise.
  8. Now the fuzzy “choke” needs to be removed. The choke is the inner part of the leaves that is soft and furry but is not edible. Cut around the choke area with a sharp knife taking care not to cut through. The slice resembles a smile. Using one hand on the leaves and one hand to hold the artichoke in place, grab the inside purple leaves. Pull down towards the fuzzy choke area. The entire choke and purple leaves should pull out. Make sure all the fuzzy choke hairs are removed completely.
    Grilling the Artichokes
  1. Preheat grill on medium heat.
  2. Drizzle artichokes with olive oil on both sides.
  3. Sprinkle with 2 tsps of Original Super Chunk and place cut side up on a medium grill.
  4. Cook 10 minutes until lightly browned.
  5. Flip to cut side down and cook another 10 minutes.
  6. For dipping sauce, melt butter and add the juice of both lemons and tsp of Original Super Chunk.
  7. Pour sauce into a bowl for serving.
  8. Serve all artichoke halves on a single platter with dipping sauce and an empty plate for the leaves.

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes ; Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 an artichoke

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