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Grilled Scallops With Foie Gras Cream - BBQ And Grilling Recipes

Grilled Scallops With Foie Gras Cream 2 - BBQ And Grilling Recipes

Foie gras, the liver of a force-fed bird (or the pâté made from it), is so saturated with fat that it might as well be butter. The super-rich, utterly sophisticated sauce that tops these grilled scallops imagines that it is, using the pâté as the base for a riff on butter sauce. It sounds complex, but it really isn’t. All of the sauce ingredients are simply whipped together in a food processor.

TIMING
Prep: 10 minutes
Grill: 6 minutes.

BBQ TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
– Clean grill screen
– Long-handled tongs.

GETTING CREATIVE
– This very special sauce can be used to add a touch of luxury to almost anything. Try it on grilled shrimp, an herb-brined chicken breast, or a mignonette-marinated veal chop..

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, high (500°F)
Clean, oiled grate
Charcoal:
Direct heat, red hot
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals)
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, red hot
12-by-12-inch bed, 3 to 4 inches deep
Clean, oiled grate set 2 inches above the fire.

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 4 SERVINGS)
Oil for coating grill screen
About 3 ounces (½ package) pâté de foie gras or other liver pâté
2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for coating scallops
½ teaspoon minced garlic, fresh or jarred organic
½ teaspoon minced peeled gingerroot, fresh or jarred
¼ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more to taste
1¼ pounds large, wild-caught sea scallops (about 16 scallops).

DIRECTIONS
1. Heat the grill as directed. Put the grill screen on the grill and coat it with oil.
2. Purée the pâté, vinegar, orange juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, ginger, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a food processor or blender; set aside.
3. Coat the scallops with a little olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Grill the scallops on the screen, uncovered, until they are lightly browned and feel springy to the touch, about 6 minutes, turning halfway through.
4. Top each scallop with a small dollop of the foie gras cream, and serve.

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These are beautiful and delicious. The band of rosy prosciutto glows against the creamy white of the scallop as its sweet and salty hammy flavors permeate the edges of the fish. Meanwhile, the teary scent of horseradish that invades the scallop from its marinade plays off the flavor of the ham for a truly delicious effect.

TIMING
Prep: 10 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Grill: 6 minutes.

BBQ TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
– Clean grill screen
– Long-handled tongs.

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, high (500°F)
Clean, oiled grate
Charcoal:
Direct heat, red hot
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals)
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, red hot
12-by-12-inch bed, 3 to 4 inches deep
Clean, oiled grate set 2 inches above the fire.

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 4 SERVINGS)
1 tablespoon canola oil
Juice and finely grated zest of 1 lemon
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons grated fresh horseradish, or 3 tablespoons jarred horseradish
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1¼ pounds large, wild-caught sea scallops (about 16 scallops)
Oil for coating grill screen
5 slices (½ ounce each) prosciutto, each cut lengthwise into 3 or 4 strips about 1 inch wide
1 lemon or lime, cut into 4 wedges.

DIRECTIONS
1. Mix the 1 tablespoon oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, horseradish, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Trim the scallops of any tough tissue from the sides, and toss them in the marinade until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 2. Heat the grill as directed. Put the grill screen on the grill and coat it with oil.
3. Wrap a strip of prosciutto around each scallop so that it looks like a little drum, and secure the end with a wooden toothpick speared through the scallop.
4. Grill the scallops on the screen, uncovered, until they are lightly browned and feel springy to the touch but still a little soft in the center, about 6 minutes, turning halfway through.
5. Serve with the wedges of lemon or lime.

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This dish is effortless, provided that your scallops are unsoaked. Cheap scallops are treated with sodium tripolyphosphate (STP) to force them to absorb water. When they cook, the bonds that hold the water in suspension break and the soaking liquid comes pouring out, causing the scallops to steam, which makes it impossible to sear them. To make sure that they have not been treated, look for scallops that are slightly gray, or beige, or pink – anything but pure white. Have your fire as hot as possible, and cook the scallops quickly. They should still be a little soft in the center when they come off the grill.

TIMING
Prep: 5 minutes
(plus 40 minutes for garlic paste)
Grill: 6 minutes.

BBQ TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
– Clean grill screen
– Long-handled tongs.

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, high (500°F)
Clean, oiled grate
Charcoal:
Direct heat, red hot
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals)
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, red hot
12-by-12-inch bed, 4 inches deep
Clean, oiled grate set 2 inches above the fire.

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 4 SERVINGS)
Oil for coating grill screen
1¼ pounds large, wild-caught sea scallops (about 16 scallops)
1/3 cup Roasted Garlic Paste
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil.

DIRECTIONS
1. Heat the grill as directed. Put the grill screen on the grill and coat it with oil.
2. Toss the scallops with 2 tablespoons of the garlic paste and the olive oil in a small bowl until evenly coated.
3. Grill the scallops on the screen, uncovered, until they are lightly browned and feel springy to the touch but still a little soft in the center, about 6 minutes, turning halfway through.
4. Serve with a little of the remaining roasted garlic paste mixture spooned on top of each scallop.

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Tea-Smoked Clams and Mussels with Szechwan Mignonette - BBQ And Grilling Recipes

The acrid smoke from tea leaves seems destined for shellfish, and the cleanest, fastest, most trouble-free place to unite them is under a grill cover. Just throw soaked tea leaves onto the hottest fire you can make, perch some mussels and scallops above, and in a few minutes, the juices inside the shell will start to steam, the shells will pop open, and the tender meat will absorb whiffs of tea smoke and charcoal-grilled flavor. After that, they need only a dip in a bright bath of peppery mignonette to wash off any sand and send them on their way down the gullet.

TIMING
Prep: 10 minutes
(plus 5 minutes for Szechwan salt)
Grill: 12 to 15 minutes.

BBQ TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
– Large disposable aluminum pan
– Smoker box or foil packet, if using a gas grill (see page 39)
– Grill mitt.

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, medium-high (425° to 450°F)
Clean, oiled grate
Charcoal:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals)
Clean, oiled grate set on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch bed, 3 to 4 inches deep
Clean, oiled grate set 3 inches above the fire.

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 4 SERVINGS)
¼ cup loose tea, oolong, black, or green
½ cup boiling water
3 dozen clams, preferably steamers, cleaned
2 pounds mussels (about 3 dozen), cleaned
½ cup rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Sesame Szechwan Salt
1 tablespoon chopped garlic.

DIRECTIONS
1. Heat the grill as directed.
2. Mix the tea and boiling water in a small bowl; set aside for 10 minutes.
3. Discard any open shellfish. Make a layer of the remaining clams in the disposable pan; scatter the mussels over the clams; refrigerate.
4. Meanwhile, mix the vinegar, Szechwan salt, and garlic in a small bowl; set aside.
5. Scatter the soaked tea over the hot coals (if using a gas grill, put the tea in a foil packet or smoker box). Put a grate on the grill as close to the fire as possible. Set the pan of clams and mussels on the grate; cover the grill and smoke until all of the shellfish are open, about 15 minutes. Discard any shellfish that fail to open.
6. Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle with the mignonette, and serve.

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Shrimp are easy to grill, lobsters are a little tricky, but crabs are impossible. They can be boiled first to kill them and finished on the grill, but you can always taste the deception. They never attain the fire-branded, concentrated flavor of shellfish cooked completely on the grill. But soft-shell crabs are another story; they can be cooked from start to finish over the fire, which doesn’t take too long – about 5 minutes from start to finish. These are sauced in a classic manner with drawn butter infused with dill.

TIMING
Prep: 20 minutes
(plus 5 minutes for marinade)
Marinate: 10 minutes
Grill: 5 minutes.

BBQ TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
– Clean grill screen
– Long-handled tongs.

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, medium-high (425° to 450°F)
Clean, oiled grate
Charcoal:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals)
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch bed, 3 to 4 inches deep
Clean, oiled grate set 2 inches above the fire

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 4 SERVINGS)
8 soft-shell crabs, about 5 ounces each
1 cup Mignonette Marinade and Mop
1/3 cup chopped fresh dill leaves
4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
Oil for coating grill screen
No-stick spray oil

DIRECTIONS
1. If the crabs have not been “dressed,” you will have to trim them yourself.
2. Heat the grill as directed.
3. Put the crabs in a pie plate or other deep dish. Pour 2/3 cup of the mignonette sauce over the crabs and flip them over several times to coat. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
4. Heat the remaining mignonette in a small skillet until boiling; boil until about 2 tablespoons of liquid are left. Add the dill and stir to moisten. Reduce the heat to low and swirl in the butter until completely incorporated. Set aside.
5. Put the grill screen on the grill and coat it with oil. Spray the crabs on both sides with oil and grill for 3 minutes on the red side (top) and 2 minutes on the white side (bottom).
6. Rewarm the butter sauce if necessary (do not allow it to boil), and serve the crabs topped with sauce.

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Chipotle-Dusted Soft-Shell Crabs with Pineapple-Mint Salsa - BBQ And Grilling Recipes

Crustaceans, such as shrimp, lobsters, and crabs, have to shed their shells in order to grow. During the brief period that they are shell-less they are completely vulnerable to attack by other crustaceans, larger fish, and us. Soft-shell crabs have all of the succulence of blue crabs with none of the hassle. In this recipe the crabs are seasoned with chipotle pepper, a smoky spice that plays remarkably with their sweet, salty tang. Pineapple salsa is served alongside to help cool your palate.

TIMING
Prep: 20 minutes
Grill: 5 minutes.

BBQ TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
– Clean grill screen
– Long-handled tongs.

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, medium-high (425° to 450°F)
Clean, oiled grate
Charcoal:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals)
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch bed, 3 to 4 inches deep
Clean, oiled grate set 2 inches above the fire.

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 4 SERVINGS, 2 CUPS SALSA)
For the crabs:
8 soft-shell crabs, about 5 ounces each
1 lime, halved
¼ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Oil for coating grill screen
No-stick spray oil
For the salsa:
1 cup (about 10 ounces) finely chopped fresh pineapple
1 cup finely chopped fresh tomato
¼ cup finely diced red onion
½ to 1 serrano chile (depending on how hot you like it), seeds and stem removed, finely chopped
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves.

DIRECTIONS
1. If the crabs have not been “dressed”, you will have to trim them yourself.
2. Heat the grill as directed.
3. Put the crabs on a plate; squeeze the lime juice over the top and flip them over several times to coat. Mix the chipotle and salt and sprinkle over both sides of the crabs. Refrigerate.
4. Mix all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl.
5. Put the grill screen on the grill and coat it with oil. Spray the  crabs on both sides with oil and grill for 3 minutes on the red side (top) and 2 minutes on the white side (bottom).
6. Serve topped with some of the salsa, with the remainder passed at the table.

SOFT SHELLS: DRESSED TO GRILL
To prepare soft-shell crabs for grilling, you must remove any hard, tough, or inedible parts. This sounds more distasteful than it is. Think of yourself as a culinary surgeon, and you should do just fine. Although the job can be done with a small, sharp knife it is easier and less messy with scissors.
1. Place the crab on a plate to catch the juices. Snip off the eyes, removing as little of the top shell as possible. Snip off the hard manacles of the mouth on the beige underside of the crab, again removing as little as possible of the tender regions surrounding it.
2. Snip off the “apron” on the underside of the crab. In male crabs the apron is pointed. In female crabs it is shaped like a shield.
3. Flip the crab over so that its red side is facing up, and snip off the spongy, finger-shaped gills that lie under the top “shell” on either side of the crab’s body.
4. Rinse the crabs and pat dry; discard all of the snipped-off parts.

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This scampi recipe is one of the best we know. It takes a little bit of time to marinate, but once that is done it cooks in minutes. You start by marinating large shrimp in wine, garlic, and olive oil. Then grill the shrimp and boil the remaining marinade until it reduces to a glaze, mount it with butter, garnish with parsley, and toss with the lightly crusted shrimp as they emerge from the flames. You can serve the scampi over pasta, but if you do, you should double the amount of sauce.

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, medium-high (425° to 450°F)
Clean, oiled grate
Charcoal:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals)
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch bed, 3 to 4 inches deep
Clean, oiled grate set 2 inches above the fire.

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 4 SERVINGS)
¼ cup white wine
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or more to taste
1 pound colossal (U-15) shrimp, shelled and cleaned Oil for coating grill screen
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley.

DIRECTIONS
1. Mix the wine, 2 cloves of the garlic, the olive oil, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the shrimp, toss to coat, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. Heat the grill as directed. Put the grill screen on the grill and coat it with oil.
3. Remove the shrimp from the marinade, reserving the marinade. Put the shrimp on the screen, cover, and cook until firm and slightly browned, about 6 minutes, turning halfway through.
4. While the shrimp are grilling, combine the reserved marinade and remaining garlic in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and swirl in the butter and parsley. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Toss the grilled shrimp with the sauce and serve.

MAKING SUBSTITUTIONS
– The same preparation is delicious with large sea scallops, or use a combination of shrimp and scallops.

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Choose the largest shrimp you can find for this recipe. The bigger they are, the longer they will take to cook, which means more time for them to absorb the basil fragrance from the pesto, and longer for the flame to singe their skins. The effect, as the parchmentcrisp crust cracks between the teeth, releasing a burst of basilscented juice across the palate, is ecstatic.

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, medium-high (425° to 450°F)
Clean, oiled grill grate
Charcoal:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals)
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch bed, 3 to 4 inches deep
Clean, oiled grate set 2 inches above the fire.

TIMING
Prep: 10 minutes
(plus 10 minutes for pesto)
Grill: About 8 minutes.

BBQ TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
– Four 15-inch metal skewers, preferably flat or square
– Long-handled tongs or grill mitts
– Long-handled basting brush

BASIL PESTO
Makes ¾ cup (about 12 servings)
4-ounce bunch fresh basil, stems removed
4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup freshly grated imported Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Chop the basil and garlic finely in a food processor. Add the pine nuts, olive oil, Parmesan, salt, and pepper and process in pulses until well blended. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 4 SERVINGS)
12 colossal (U-15) shrimp (about 1 pound), shelled and cleaned
3 tablespoons basil pesto, purchased or homemade (recipe at right)
16 underripe grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
Oil for coating grill grate.

DIRECTIONS
1. Heat the grill as directed.
2. Slit the shrimp along their backs, to open up the center crevice slightly. Fill the opening in each shrimp with about ½ teaspoon pesto.
3. Arrange 3 shrimp on each skewer, alternating them with 4 grape tomatoes.
4. Mix the olive oil, salt, and peper with the remaining 1 tablespoon pesto in a small bowl. Brush the shrimp and tomatoes with some of this mixture.
5. Brush the grill grate and coat it with oil. Put the prepared skewers on the grill, cover, and cook for 8 minutes, turning and basting with some of the pesto oil every 2 minutes. Baste with any remaining oil mixture and serve.

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The floral, lightly peppery scent of Szechwan pepper is a natural with tropical fruit. In this recipe, a Szechwan rub seasons quickly grilled shrimp that are served topped with a grilled fresh mango sauce. The vibrant colors (coral pink shrimp, sunset orange mango), disparate temperatures and textures (a pop of hot shrimp, a slurp of chilled sauce), and flavor (floral spice meets peppered fruit) are enough to cause swooning.

TIMING
Prep: 5 minutes
(plus 5 minutes for Szechwan salt and chutney)
Grill: 3 to 4 minutes.

BBQ TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
– Clean grill screen
– Long-handled tongs.

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, medium-high (425° to 450°F)
Clean, oiled grate
Charcoal:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals)
Clean oiled grate on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch bed, 3 to 4 inches deep
Clean oiled grate set 2 inches above fire.

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 4 SERVINGS)
Oil for coating grill screen
1 pound extra-large (26–30 count) shrimp, shelled and cleaned
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon Sesame Szechwan Salt.
1 cup Grilled Mango Chutney.

DIRECTIONS
1. Heat the grill as directed. Put the grill screen on the grill and coat it with oil.
2. Toss the shrimp with the sesame oil in a bowl until coated. Spread the shrimp out on a sheet of foil and season with the Szechwan salt.
3. Grill the shrimp on the oiled screen, with the grill covered, 1 to 2 minutes per side, until firm and slightly browned.
4. Serve with the Grilled Mango Chutney as a dip.

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Skewered Grilled Shrimp with Lime, Honey and Mint - BBQ And Grilling Recipes

These shrimp are the perfect pick-up with drinks (mojitos come to mind). They can be prepared from start to finish in less than 10 minutes, ready in less time than it takes to preheat the grill.

TIMING
Prep: 5 minutes
Soaking the skewers: 10 minutes
Grill: About 4 minutes.

BBQ TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
– 8 long bamboo skewers
– 8 small pieces aluminum foil
– Clean grill screen
– Long-handled tongs or grill mitt.

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, medium-high (425° to 450°F)
Clean, oiled grate
Charcoal:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals)
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch bed, 3 to 4 inches deep
Clean, oiled grate set 2 inches above the fire.

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 4 SERVINGS)
6 tablespoons honey
Juice and finely grated zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound extra-large (26–30 count) shrimp, shelled and cleaned Oil for coating grill screen.

DIRECTIONS
1. Put the bamboo skewers in a roasting pan and add enough water to cover; soak about 10 minutes. Heat the grill as directed.
2. Mix the honey, lime juice, lime zest, and mint, salt in a small bowl. Toss about half of this mixture with the shrimp and reserve the remainder for serving.
3. Arrange 3 or 4 shrimp on each skewer. Wrap a piece of foil around the exposed end of each skewer.
4. Put the grill screen on the grill and coat it with oil; cover for a few minutes to get the screen hot. Put the prepared skewers on the hot screen and grill, covered, until the shrimp are lightly browned and firm, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving plate, drizzle with the remaining sauce, and serve.

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