Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Simply Grilling (book review and recipe)

As a member of the BookSneeze book review group, I get chances to review all kinds of books. I was super excited to find that they even have cookbooks available for review, so I jumped at the chance to review Simply Grilling by Jennifer Chandler.

_240_360_Book.608.cover My husband and I love to grill, so this cookbook filled with recipes for grilling everything from sides to main dishes, was a hit with us. The hardcover book has more than 100 recipes. Each recipe includes a full color photo that helps you to envision the finished product. The cookbook also has some great quick and easy desserts to go along with grilling menus.

To put any cookbook to the test, however, a recipe from it should be used. My husband found a recipe he wanted to try, so I let him go at it, with the qualification that he had to take pictures of the food for my blog. (See below for recipe.) Although I am not a fan of seafood, I must say that I tasted this recipe and was pleasantly surprised.

The directions were clear and easy to follow. The extra cooking tips along the way make it easy for any amateur cook to create a delicious meal. This cookbook would be a great gift idea for the grillers in your life.

You can find Simply Grilling on Amazon, or at any major bookstore.

**** I received a copy of this book through BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.



Here is the recipe, taken directly from Simply Grilling. DSC_1391

Honey Mustard Salmon

Vegetable oil, for the grates

4 4-6 ounce boneless salmon fillets

2 tablespoons olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup Honey Dijon mustard


* Preheat a clean grill to medium-high with the lid closed for 8-10 minutes. Lightly brush the grates with oil.

* Brush the salmon with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

* Place salmon on the grill, flesh side down. Close the lid and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Turn the salmon over and brush with the mustard. Cook for 3-5 more minutes for medium. Serve immediately.

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