image Grilling Ideas From Our Chef

August 29th, 2013 by Von Luger

Chef Michael McCully shares his grilling ideas for your end of Summer BBQ. 


Shrimp, Chorizo and Filet Skewers

Makes 4 ea

Marinade for Filet

2 T Cajun Seasoning

2 T Apple Cider Vinegar

1 T Honey

2 t Garlic, Chopped

1 T Cilantro, Chopped

2 T Vegetable Oil

Salt and Pepper

For the Skewer Assembly

14 oz. Filet Mignon, trimmed and cubed in to 1″ pieces

Make 12 pieces total

8 ea  Jumbo Shrimp, Size 8/12 ct Peeled and deveined

8 ea.  Small assorted peppers, or large dice of assorted color peppers

2 ea.  Cooked Chorizo Sausage Links, Cut into 8 Large Pieces

Begin by taking the 8″ wooden skewers and soaking in hot water for an hour or more before beginning the assembly.  After the skewers have been soaking, combine the ingredients for the marinade in a small mixing bowl with a whisk. Then take the cubed and trimmed Filet Mignon and toss lightly in the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in the refrigerator.

Once the Filet is marinating, then begin to preheat your gas grill or light the charcoal, whichever you may have.

Once you have all of the ingredients prepped, begin the skewer assembly by placing the Filet, Shrimp, Peppers and Chorizo in alternating fashion.

As an example your finished skewer should be:

Filet, Chorizo, Shrimp, Pepper, Filet, Chorizo, Shrimp, Pepper, Filet

Once the four skewers are assembled, set aside until the grill is hot or the charcoal is covered in a white ash and spread evenly over the base of your charcoal grill.  When ready, place the assembled skewers on the hot grill and allow to cook 4-5 minutes on each side over medium high heat for a medium rare to medium doneness. If more well done is to your liking, then allow for an additional two minutes per side being careful not to scorch.

Once desired doneness is achieved, remove skewers and place on a serving dish and enjoy!!!!


BBQ Oysters

BBQ Oysters

Makes 4 ea

4 ea Blue Point Oysters, Cleaned and Opened in Shell

Here’s a video on how to shuck an oyster:

3 T Cooked and Crumbled Bacon Bits

2 T BBQ Sauce (Personal Favorite)

This is a very simple grilling idea that will wow some of your guests due to its uniqueness. The addition of a cheese, such as a smoked Gouda, melted over the top is a nice touch as well.

Have your charcoal grill heated and ready to go before cooking. Then place the shucked oysters on the grill shell side down. Close the lid and cook for 4 minutes.  Once the oyster is cooked top with the BBQ sauce of your liking, bacon bits and cheese if you like. Allow an additional 2-3 minutes for the cheese to melt and sauce to warm up.  Remove the oysters and place on a plate and enjoy immediately.

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