Tasty Travels: Summertime

Summer is my favorite – how could you not love all the seasonal food that goes along with it? As the summer is winding down, I’m trying to squeeze in eating as many meals I can on the grill. I love eating outside and enjoying the evening light.

A typical American summertime meal would be grilling hamburgers, ribs, hot dogs, fresh seafood, corn and other veggies for a big crowd. Pasta salad is also always a big hit! Last night I made chicken, corn and Brussels sprouts on the grill. Before I begin, I know Brussels sprouts (which look like mini cabbages) are an acquired taste, but I have it and I love them, and if you try them this way I’m sure you’ll love them too.

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Here’s a complete list of ingredients for this meal, feeds 2:

  1. Chicken breast (2)
  2. Corn (2)
  3. Brussels Sprouts (3 or 4 cups once they’re sliced)
  4. Honey
  5. Balsamic Vinaigrette
  6. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  7. Feta Cheese
  8. Craisins (Cranberry raisins)
  9. Salt & Pepper

First, shuck corn and wrap in aluminum foil to place on heated grill. I know there are many ways to cook corn but this is my favorite. The corn should take 20 minutes or so.

Second, marinate the chicken. Add a splash of balsamic and honey in a bowl, mix, add chicken and let marinate a bit before grilling. Check the chicken when it’s on the grill, depending on the size/thickness/and your grill, time will vary.

Now for the Brussels sprouts. Rinse then slice the Brussels sprouts to a size of your liking. Some of the outer leaves will fall off but that’s okay – once cooked they will be crispy and delicious. Marinate with olive oil and a pinch of salt until they are coated. If you have a vegetable grate for your veggies, cook them on the grill. If not, cook in the oven on a baking sheet at 350° for 15-20 minutes until they’re crispy. When Brussels sprouts are done, let cool for a bit before adding feta cheese, Craisins and a splash of balsamic.

Hope you all enjoy this recipe and if you try it – let me know! Bon appétit.

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Eva joined Wonderlost as a contributor and finds great joy partnering with her best friend Erin! She enjoys the creativity writing gives and loves travel, tea time, planning, spontaneity, photography and putting the extra in the ordinary. Eva wants to share bits and pieces of her experiences to our readers in hopes they have the urge to plan their next adventure!

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