Other Fun Entree Recipes
Ciao Down Grilled Eggplant Parm. If you love "Eggplant Parmesan" as served in most restaurants, you are in for a treat, because this simple grilled version just kicks its butt. Slaughters it.
Grilled Pizza. Grilled pizza comes closer to the pizzas you get in Italy or France than anything you can do indoors and it beats the snot out of the stuff that arrives steamed and soggy in the cardboard box.
Gooey Grilled Cheese on the Grill. Dunno why they call it "grilled" cheese 'cause most of the time it is made in a frying pan or a broiler or a toaster oven or a panini press or a George Foreman gizmo or a griddle. Ever have one made on a grill? Well you're in for a treat. Do it outdoors and you'll taste the ne plus ultra grilled cheese with golden bread, dark grill marks, and gooey cheese.
Paella on the Grill. Forget what you think you know about paella. Paella, the national dish of Spain, is not always seafood, and it is not too hard to do at home, and it is easier to do on the grill than indoors. Paella has many variations, and it is presented with fanfare and flourish with a pinwheel of colors and shapes. A real showstopper.
Pot Pies. Pot pies are the perfect vehicle for leftover turkey, chicken, or beef. They may be the ultimate comfort food.
3 Pimento Cheese Spreads. Pimento Cheese has many nicknames: PC, Carolina Caviar, Atlanta Paté, and Menta Cheese. In the South, particularly the Carolinas and Georgia, you cannot have a church social, family picnic, card game, wedding, or any social gathering without Pimento Cheese sandwiches. Traditionally it is spread on white bread and that's all. But it is also great on toast points, sliced French bread, and even garlic bread. Make grilled cheese sammies with it all by itself or add lettuce, tomato, and/or fresh basil. Use it to stuff cherry tomatoes as a snack, or a whole tomato as an appetizer. Stuff celery with it. Dip carrots into it. Add it to grits, omelets, or scrambled eggs. Slather it on top of chili dogs or on burgers instead of sliced cheese (oh my!).
Bobby Flay's Turkey Fajitas. The Tex-Mex fave, fajitas, is a rolled up sandwich with a tortilla instead of leavened bread, and it is usually made with grilled skirt steak. When I interviewed Bobby Flay in November 2009 about his Thanksgiving plans, the restaurateur, author, and celebrity chef, demonstrated how he makes fajitas with leftover turkey.
Bobby Flay's Grilled Turkey Cuban Sandwich. I asked Flay what he likes to do with leftover turkey. He's a big sports fan and he loves to settle into the couch with a big turkey sandwich.
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