Grilled Cinnamon Ginger Orange Roughy

April 20, 2015
by Curt

Grilled Cinnamon Ginger Orange RoughyThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Char-Broil Kettleman Grill for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Living in Wisconsin, you have to be pretty tough to grill in the winter, (and I am), but now that spring is here, it’s finally feeling like grilling season again!

Char-Broil Grill-assembled and usedI was so excited to try out my new grill from Char-Broil. This is the brand new Char-Broil Kettleman Grill. It was quick and easy to assemble. If you’re like me, you hate assembling things like this, but this was truly a piece of cake!

The new Kettleman Grill can be purchased at Lowe’s or online at www.charbroil.com for only $129.00. What an awesome price for a grill of this quality with features that give you more control over temperature, flare-ups and clean-up. But hands down, the best feature is the porcelain coated no-fall-through grate design that allows small foods like shrimp or asparagus to never fall into the fire. Check this out to learn more about the Kettleman grill.

If you keep up with Smoked ‘n Grilled at all, you know I love my different spice combinations. I’m always trying to come up with a new flavor profile. I’m grilling up one of my all time favorite fish, orange roughy, and flavoring it with a new spice blend.

Char-Broil Grill-grateThanks to the awesome grate design, I can put the fish directly on the grate without worrying about it falling through into the fire.

So check out the recipe, and give it a try for yourself. After sampling the finished product, I know you’re gonna love it!

To see all the great features, check out this short video below!

Grilled Cinnamon Ginger Orange Roughy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Orange Roughy fillets
  • Spice Blend
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

  1. Get a medium hot grill going. (Note: leave a cool spot without coals in case things get too hot!)
  2. Mix all of the spice blend ingredients together in a spice shaker container.
  3. Generously sprinkle both sides of the fillets with the spice blend and place on the grate directly above the coals.
  4. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, then flip the fillets over and cook approximately another 5 minutes, or until done.
  5. NOTE: Considering fillets can vary in thickness, it's best to test for doneness with a digital meat thermometer at the center of the thickest part of the fillet. The temperature should read approximately 135° F.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/grilled-cinnamon-ginger-orange-roughy/

Grilled Gator

April 13, 2015
by Curt

Grilled GatorI always wanted to try alligator meat, and now I finally got the chance. It’s more of a whiter meat than I thought it would be. To me, it has a very sweet taste to it. Kinda nice to have a totally different flavor for a change.

I avoided a marinade, and kept the spices simple so that I didn’t mask the flavor of the meat. Just gator and a grill!

I highly recommend giving it a try if you never have. I found it at a local store that typically carries unusual, hard to find meat.

Grilled Gator

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. alligator meat
  • Spices
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion

Preparation

  1. Mix the spices together and lightly coat both sides of the gator. Set aside
  2. Get a medium hot grill going and cook the gator directly over the coals. This is very lean, so it only takes about 5 to 7 minutes per side. You don't want to dry it out.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/grilled-gator/

Sugary Sweet Spice Rub

April 1, 2015
by Curt

Sugary Sweet Spice RubThis rub, as you can see, goes extremely well with pork, but can also be used very successfully on poultry, beef, and fish. It’s very sweet, but has just enough salt and complimentary flavors to create a perfect balance to the sweetness. If used for smoking meat, it creates a delicious sweet crunchy bark on the outside of your smoked meats.

Sugary Sweet Spice Rub

Ingredients

    Spice Rub
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup Kosher salt
  • 1/8 cup mustard powder
  • 1/8 cup chopped dried cilantro
  • 1/2 Tablespoon black pepper
  • Reserve for Cooking
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Preparation

  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all of the spice rub ingredients together and thoroughly coat the entire surface of the meat you're smoking, grilling, or cooking in the oven. Set aside at room temperature while you prepare your grill or oven.
  2. Halfway through cooking, turn the meat over, and sprinkle the reserved brown sugar on the surface facing up. Use more brown sugar if the 1/4 cup wasn't enough. Continue cooking until done.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/sugary-sweet-spice-rub/

Grilled and Spiced Lime Shrimp

March 16, 2015
by Curt

Grilled and Spiced Lime ShrimpShrimp is excellent on the grill, but you have to be careful not to overcook it. If you do, then it can be tough and kind of repulsive! It will take only about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Once it loses that translucent appearance, and becomes white, it’s done and ready to serve!

This is a simple recipe to give shrimp on the grill a try if you’ve never tried it before. Easy to prepare, and deliciously flavored! Just check out the picture above for an example of preparing your skewers. Nothing to it!

Grilled and Spiced Lime Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. large raw shrimp (31 - 40 count)
  • 1 fresh lime
  • Spice Blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

Preparation

  1. Remove the shells from the raw shrimp and place the shrimp in a bowl. (NOTE: No need to rinse the shrimp. You'll only be removing flavor!)
  2. Mix all of the spice blend ingredients together and sprinkle over the shrimp. Thoroughly coat the shrimp. Seal the bowl and place the spiced shrimp in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator and cut your lime into halves. Squeeze the lime halves over the shrimp and let sit for about 10 minutes.
  4. Put the shrimp on skewers and set aside.
  5. Prepare a medium hot grill. Place the skewers over the coals, turning as needed. As soon as the shrimp no longer look translucent, they're done. (About 5 minutes). Remove and serve!
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/grilled-and-spiced-lime-shrimp/