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Grilling is often times associated with summer or a dinner time celebration. But what’s more difficult for a college student, finding WHAT to grill or WHERE to grill? If you don’t live on campus, you really don’t have a grill, but once you find the grill, what do you grill? Chicken? Hamburgers? They all sound so good, but you want to show off your grilling skills for all the lady friends you have out there. But this link will direct you to a fantastic website on how to whip up some easy grilling recipes! I have decided to highlight my favorite two recipes and give you how to create them in a nutshell, just in case your mind isn’t back in the reading/college mindset yet.
Grilled Corn on the Cob: If done right is packed full of vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids, if your curious, check out this site to see all the benefits of corn! Steps:
1) Pour the water into a large pot, and stir the sugar and 1/2 cup salt together until dissolved. Place the ears of corn into the pot, and allow to soak at least 30 minutes. (Easy enough to do in the dorms)
2) Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
Remove the corn from the soak and grill the ears, turning every 2 to 3 minutes to cook the kernels on all sides. Brush the grilled corn with butter, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken: Grilled chicken is such a versatile, endless opportunity meal, chicken breasts are packed with protein and other essential vitamins and minerals, check out the nutritional information here. Steps:
1) Preheat the grill for medium heat.
2) In a shallow bowl, mix the mustard,honey, mayonnaise, and steak sauce. Set aside a small amount of the honey mustard sauce for basting, and dip the chicken into the remaining sauce to coat.
3) Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill chicken over indirect heat for 18 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally, or until juices run clear. Baste occasionally with the reserved sauce during the last 10 minutes. Watch carefully to prevent burning!
Grilling in the dorms, or even off campus isn’t as hard as it sounds. One trip up to your room to prep the food and the walk of fame with the beautifully done food is all it takes. Planning, shopping and being ready to drool over the food will be the hardest parts.
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