I'm a BurghFeeder...All I mean by that is that I love to eat and drink my way through life, enjoying and savoring every unique eating establishment that I can find! It also means that I live in the 'Burgh, Pittsburgh that is. Please become a follower!!!
Now that the weather is changing it's time to start outdoor grilling. Usually I grill straight through the winter, but the snow this year was so overwhelming that I just stayed inside! One of my favorite grill foods is salmon because it's very forgiving. Some more delicate fish is easy to over cook on a grill, but salmon seems to stand up to the high heat and always turns out great. Here is a really good marinade that I use:
1/2 cup peanut oil 4 tablespoons soy sauce 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 4 tablespoons green onions, chopped 3 teaspoons brown sugar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon salt
Wisk all of the ingredients together. Place salmon filet's in a zip lock bag and pour in the marinade. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
To cook, place filets on a hot grill and cook for about 10 minutes per inch of thickness. I usually cook it for about 7 minutes with the skin side down and turn it over and cook the other side for just a couple of minutes.
A great side to this is grilled asparagus. Just place the trimmed spears on a plate, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and put on the grill for about 5 minutes. When you take it off the grill, I like to sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese on top. Yum!
Welcome to 'BurghFeeding!
I'm a BurghFeeder...All I mean by that is that I love to eat and drink my way through life, enjoying and savoring every unique eating establishment that I can find! It also means that I live in the 'Burgh, Pittsburgh that is.
The Burgh (as the locals call it) is loaded with unique and unusual foods. The home of chipped ham, (yes, chipped) steaks cooked "Pittsburgh Rare," Pirmanti's Brothers sandwiches, church's that cook and serve periogies and monster size fish sandwiches and many other local specialities. I'll talk about all of these as time allows, but now I'm getting hungry!
Now I know that this city can't compete with the culinary offerings of some of our larger city's on the coasts, but I just don't care! I like to go to some of the more popular food forums like Chowhound, Roadfood and a few others, but they just don't capture the spirit of this great area. I'm talking about unique, enjoyable, fun, and social eating.
I'd like to start some discussions on favorite local food and drink finds, and get all of your ideas on these and other subjects...Maybe even meet a couple of local foodies! Feel free to leave your comments!!