Grilling For Dad


Around The Fire

Happy Father’s Day!  The kitties got Jack a grill for Father’s Day this year. And it’s just in time to celebrate some of the great recipes in this brand new cookbook called AROUND THE FIRE. It’s written by the owners of Ox restaurant in Portland, Oregon. And it’s centered on Latin American  and Argentinian cooking on the grill. Not just any grill either. These fires are  hot. Perfect for the man in your life.

Although we usually think of grilling being with meat, meat, meat, you’ll find unique ways to grill the local fresh veggies that are in season right now. And not only veggies. there are appetizers, salads, and even desserts, all cooked on the grill.

veggies on the grill

Grilled asparagus

This  grilled asparagus is done with dungeness crab and capers. We’ll be breaking in our new grill today with grilled asparagus with shaved asiago cheese.

I especially like the grilled skirt steak.  And we’re making it too! They’ve topped it with the famous chimichurri sauce from their restaurant, Ox.



Grilled skirt steak



This sauce makes about two cups:

  • 1/2 cup minced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1teaspoon finely grated or minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar

Add the salt and vinegar last. Mix it all together. Store covered and it will last for a couple days. Really good stuff! Tasty.

So if you’re ready to step up your grilling, this is the cookbook for you.  There are 100 unique recipes taken from the cooking traditions of Gabi’s heritage in Ecuador.  The photos are lovely. They will make you hungry.

I received my gorgeous finished book from the very generous people at Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. It’s just super!


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