Friday, July 29, 2011

Heatwave Recipes

--Tailgatin' and how to make mofos start playa hatin' (Recipes)

America has had some heatwaves of late, would you say? Man it's been hot and I've been traveling, everywhere is sticky. So what to eat when its so damn hot you don't feel like anything yet your still hungry? I'm not eating tofu bites and a plain old salad aint going to do it. Well it gets hot in Texas don't it? How about a recipe from the King of Texas Eats Robb Walsh. I made this meal using two recipes from 'The Tex Mex Backyard and Barbacoa Cookbook' and it was excellent, perfect for a hot summer day. I said it before and I'll say it again, if you don't own this book and consider yourself a grillmaster, stop thinking you are. You need this in your collection.

Grilled Shrimp and Guacamole Salad

This was an excellent summertime dinner if I may say. If you've ever had lettuce wraps at an Asian joint you'll love this Tex-Mex take on them. No exact recipe, you gotta get the book for that. But what you need is some marinated shrimp (soaked in grapefruit juice) which you'll grill and then throw onto a lettuce wrap atop fresh guac, a supremed piece of grapefruit and sprinkle that with some fresh chopped cilantro, green onion shavings and fresh lime juice. These make for a great appetizer at a party too as they can be made in any size. So good on a steamy day.

Grilled shrimp and guacamole with grapefruit lettuce wraps

Republic of the Rio Grande Grilled Tuna and Grapefruit Salad

This my fellow friends is what you need for dinner on a day it's 99 degrees in the shade. Robb Walsh comes thru yet again. If you thought Tex-Mex was just nachos with processed cheese and fajitas you never got one of Robb's books or been to one of the many food spots in Texas he documents in each book. "A restaurant in McAllen, Texas, called Republic of the Rio Grande Grill and Cantina invented this entrée-size grilled tuna salad with grapefruit sections and red onions on top. It's a classic combination of South Texas flavors—and a very healthy dinner." Order the book for many more great eats like this and if you want to have this for dinner tonight, get the recipe HERE. Who knew being healthy could taste so good? Big Ups to the King of Tex-Mex.

Grilled Tuna and grapefruit Salad in the backyard

See ya next month @chibbqking

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