BBQ MY WAY: Spiralizer​ ​and​ ​a​ ​salad

August 27, 2017 - bbq set

This​ ​week​ ​I​ ​don’t​ ​have​ ​a​ ​specific​ ​grilling​ ​dish,​ ​other​ ​than​ ​discussing​ ​a​ ​great​ ​way​ ​to​ ​use​ ​leftover grilled​ ​chicken​ ​or​ ​grilled​ ​salmon.​ ​​ ​And​ ​before​ ​I​ ​get​ ​too​ ​far​ ​into​ ​the​ ​topic,​ ​I​ ​should​ ​preface​ ​this column​ ​with​ ​the​ ​statement​ ​that​ ​pasta,​ ​especially​ ​fresh​ ​pasta​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​my​ ​favorite​ ​things​ ​in​ ​the world.​ But​ ​I​ ​don’t​ ​fix​ ​it​ ​much​ ​because​ ​of​ ​all​ ​the​ ​carbs.​

Enter​ ​my​ ​new​ ​favorite​ ​kitchen contraption,​ ​the​ ​spiralizer.​ This​ ​thing​ ​is​ ​awesome.​ You​ ​take​ ​a​ ​zucchini,​ ​yellow​ ​or​ ​green​ ​or​ ​both, and​ ​crank​ ​it​ ​through​ ​the​ ​spiralizer.​ ​Presto!​ You​ ​have​ ​zucchini​ ​noodles.​ And​ ​there​ ​are​ ​different settings.​ We​ ​like​ ​the​ ​thicker​ ​fettuccine​ ​setting.

All​ ​you​ ​have​ ​to​ ​do​ ​is​ ​saute’​ ​the​ ​“noodles”​ ​over​ ​medium-high​ ​heat​ ​with​ ​a​ ​little​ ​olive​ ​oil,​ ​salt, pepper​ ​and​ ​granulated​ ​garlic​ ​for​ ​five​ ​to​ ​seven​ ​minutes,​ ​tossing​ ​frequently.​ You​ ​want​ ​them cooked​ ​through​ ​but​ ​not​ ​mushy.​ Add​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​pasta​ ​sauce​ ​and​ ​some​ ​leftover​ ​grilled​ ​meat. In​ ​our​ ​case​ ​we​ ​used​ ​salmon​ ​we​ ​had​ ​grilled​ ​the​ ​night​ ​before.​ ​We​ ​have​ ​also​ ​used​ ​grilled​ ​chicken and​ ​sauteed​ ​turkey​ ​sausage.​ Once​ ​the​ ​sauce​ ​and​ ​the​ ​meat​ ​is​ ​warmed​ ​through​ ​sprinkle​ ​on some​ ​grated​ ​Parmesan​ ​cheese​ ​and​ ​you​ ​are​ ​all​ ​set.​ The​ ​noodles​ ​have​ ​the​ ​feel​ ​of​ ​a​ ​pasta noodle.​ We​ ​really​ ​do​ ​love​ ​it.​ If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​looking​ ​to​ ​find​ ​ways​ ​of​ ​eating​ ​healthier​ ​and​ ​getting​ ​more vegetables​ ​into​ ​your​ ​diet,​ ​give​ ​the​ ​spiralizer​ ​a​ ​try.​ I​ ​think​ ​ours​ ​cost​ ​$20​ ​or​ ​so.

Now​ ​onto​ ​the​ ​salad.​ ​One​ ​of​ ​our​ ​friends​ ​hosted​ ​our​ ​company​ ​Fantasy​ ​Football​ ​draft​ ​party.​ ​I made​ ​pulled​ ​pork​ ​BBQ,​ ​white​ ​Alabama​ ​sauce​ ​and​ ​the​ ​cole slaw.​ She​ ​took​ ​care​ ​of​ ​all​ ​the​ ​side dishes.​ She​ ​had​ ​a​ ​really​ ​cool​ ​way​ ​of​ ​presenting​ ​a​ ​salad​ ​to​ ​a​ ​bunch​ ​of​ ​hungry​ ​guys.​ ​You​ ​take whole​ ​leaves​ ​of​ ​romaine​ ​lettuce​ ​and​ ​lay​ ​them​ ​on​ ​a​ ​large​ ​platter.​ Then​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​dressing​ ​is brushed​ ​on.​ Next,​ ​a​ ​whole​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​bacon,​ ​halved​ ​cherry​ ​tomatoes,​ ​grated​ ​cheese​ ​and​ ​some onion​ ​slices.​ ​What​ ​was​ ​really​ ​cool​ ​is​ ​that​ ​you​ ​could​ ​eat​ ​it​ ​almost​ ​like​ ​a​ ​slice​ ​of​ ​pizza.​ And​ ​it looked​ ​neat​ ​on​ ​the​ ​platter​ ​as​ ​you​ ​can​ ​see​ ​in​ ​the​ ​picture.

I​ ​hope​ ​you​ ​get​ ​out​ ​there​ ​this​ ​weekend​ ​and​ ​grill​ ​or​ ​smoke​ ​something​ ​delicious.​ ​Fall​ ​and​ ​football are​ ​right​ ​around​ ​the​ ​corner!

— Dave​ ​Lobeck​ ​is​ ​an​ ​Edward​ ​Jones​ ​financial​ ​adviser​ ​in​ ​Jeffersonville​ ​by​ ​day​ ​and​ ​a​ ​BBQ enthusiast​ ​on​ ​nights​ ​and​ ​weekends.​ ​Liz​ ​is​ ​his​ ​wife.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​contact​ ​Dave​ ​with​ ​your​ ​BBQ, cooking​ ​or​ ​grilling​ ​questions​ ​at​ ​davelobeck@gmail.com.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​also​ ​visit​ ​their​ ​YouTube channel​ ​at​ ​​www.YouTube.com/BBQMyWay​.​!

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