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The BlueSmoke Gazette, Issue #009 -- January 22, 2007
January 22, 2007

Winter Grilling Ideas

Hello to everyone, and welcome to those of you receiving the BlueSmoke Gazette for the first time. I would like to personally thank you for your interest in my newsletter.

I hope everyone is enjoying the new year. Winter has struck a heavy blow to us here in Kansas. Forty four counties out in Western Kansas were declared part of a Federal Disaster area this month, due to the severe winter storms we had in late December, 2006.

The eastern sided of the state didn't fare quite as badly, but we've still been getting our share of snow and ice. Makes it kind of tough to do any outdoor cooking.

Nevertheless, I thought I'd offer up a few grill recipes for those of you with strong constitutions, able to brave those icy winds.

Recipes In This Issue

  • Twice Grilled Potatoes
  • Grilled Catfish
  • Grilled Cajun Style Ribs

Twice Grilled Potatoes

For this recipe you'll need...

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • vegetable shortening
  • salt
  • 8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk

Begin by preheating the grill. Scrub the potatoes and dry them well. Coat the skins with vegetable shortening, season with salt, then wrap them in aluminum foil. Place the potatoes in the grill and grill indirectly for 45 minutes to one hour, or until the potatoes give when squeezed.

Remove the potatoes and allow them to cool. Remove the foil, then cut the potatoes in half lengthways. Scoop out the flesh, leaving enough on the skin so that it keeps its shape.

To the scooped-out potato, add the cheese, butter and milk. Season to taste with salt.

Fill the potato shells with the cheesy potato filling, and grill again, over indirect heat, until the cheese has melted and the potato is hot. Serve your twice grilled potatoes immediately.

Grilled Catfish

White fleshed fish is lower in fat and calories that oily salmon. With this grilled catfish recipe, you can enjoy a tasty meal and know that you're eating a low calorie, healthy food.

Catfish fillets can be bought at most grocery stores in either fresh or frozen form. This grill recipe for catfish works well with either. For the recipe you'll need...

Visit Grilled Catfish for the complete recipe.

Cajun Style Ribs

If you like spicy ribs, this recipe for Cajun style ribs could be just what you're looking for. And if you don't like it spicy, leave out the cayenne, and you'll be happy. Several spices are combined to make a flavorful Cajun dry rub seasoning that I'm sure you'll enjoy. Visit Cajun Style Ribs for the rest of this spicy tasting rib recipe.

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