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Grill Recipes for Memorial Day or Any Grill Weekend

May 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Doesn’t matter if here in Florida we grill year round, we still make a point of doing it for a crowd on Memorial Day.

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We’ve got recipes for you, courtesy of Debbie Moose, our Gal on the Grill. She may be NASCAR-ing it or tailgating, or just grilling for friends, but she’s always playing with fire somewhere.

Start with a sidedish that’s simply de rigeur when grilling: deviled eggs. Moose puts a Southern spin on them with Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs. After that, see some of her recipes for steak, turkey, crab cakes and all the sides – all from the grill!

Deviled eggs for Grill Dinners

By Debbie Moose, columnist

In the South, deviled eggs are practically a rite of spring. They belong next to grilled meats or vegetables like jelly beans belong in that shiny pink Easter basket grass. And combining two Southern classics is even more fun.

This recipe from my cookbookDeviled Eggs: 50 Recipes from Simple to Sassy brings deviled eggs and pimento cheese together in one beautiful side dish. It will go with anything you plan to toss on the grill this holiday, and keep the snackers happy while they wait.

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled, cut in half and yolks mashed in a bowl
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chopped pimentos, drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated garlic
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped pimentos for garnish

Combine the thoroughly mashed yolks with the cheddar, pimentos, mayonnaise, mustard, onion and garlic. Taste, then season with salt and pepper. Fill the whites evenly with the mixture and garnish each egg half with chopped pimentos.

Makes 12 egg halves.

Grill recipes from past columns

Grill fresh corn - sweet!

Moose has you covered – from her past columns, you can put together any number of meals – even a Thanksgiving dinner on the grill – in May.

Want a burger? Try Moose’s Greek Burgers – made with feta cheese and oregano.

Maybe you prefer a steak. Moose’s Citrus Grilled Steak is the ticket for a bright flavor. Or: Double Play Spicy Beef on the Grill– that cayenne kicks it up!

How about a Grilled Crab Cake? They’re great on the grill – especially from off a charcoal fire.

You’ll need sides! Grill this corn – so sweet! Or how about Grilled tomatoes as an appetizer? Or a Grilled Sweet Potato Salad? Veggies, potatoes and even pound cake with pineapple for dessert is here, too.

Tags: Moose on Fire: A Gal and a Grill

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  • 1 Nora // May 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks! I was meaning to try the Greek burgers from your post some time ago. Off to the store I go.

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