Spring and summertime possess the ripest fruits and vegetables for tasty meals on the grill. Fish and chicken, which are low in fat and high in protein, make for exquisite healthy cuisine. The two recipes below feature a mouth watering delicious delight to the palate all cooked on the BBQ.
Peach Pineapple Fish…
There is nothing as appetizing as fresh fruit on a meal sitting outside on the patio and cooking on the grill. Here is a tasty treat guests will enjoy.
• 6-8 tilapia fillets
• 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks or cubes
• 2 cups fresh peach chunks or cubes
• 2 green onions chopped small
• 3-4 tablespoons of lime juice (split)
• ¼ cup of finely chopped green pepper
• 1 tablespoon canola oil or EVOO
• Dash of cayenne pepper
• 2 dashes of black pepper
• 2 dashes of salt
Combine in a small bowl the pineapple & peach cubes, onions, green pepper, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, salt & pepper and cayenne. Mix together and place in aluminum foil and pinch the sides to place on upper part of grill to heat while fish is cooking.
Lightly coat grill with canola oil or spray. Place fish on grill to cook for 3 or 4 minutes on each side. Once fish is cooked, place fish on serving tray and empty mixture on top and serve. This is delicious and refreshing ideal for spring or summer. Add a margarita to drink and the meal is complete.
Zesty Salsa Chicken…
Sweet and savory grilled chicken with herbs and spices loaded with flavor and pizzazz to fill the senses with zest.
• 4 – 5 skinless chicken fillets
• 1 tomato diced into small cubes
• 3/4 cup honey
• ½ cup of granulated sweetener (Splenda is good)
• 1 teaspoon basil
• Dash of sage
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon pepper
• 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• ½ teaspoon oregano
• ¼ teaspoon parsley
• 4 – 6 cloves garlic (depending on tastes) minced
Mix together honey, sweetener, tomato, basil, sage, salt & pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, parsley and garlic.
Grill chicken until cooked. Place chicken in serving dish and pour mixture on top and place in either microwave or oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. The zest of the mixture will blend during this time to make an unbelievable tasty chicken everyone will enjoy. Serve with a white wine cocktail.