From tuna, chicken and even corn, you can use your grill to cook light and healthy. Ina Garten, owner of the popular East Hampton gourmet shop, “Barefoot Contessa,” and the author of numerous cookbooks, shares recipes on how to grill a great gourmet meal. Check them out below.
GRILLED TUNA SALADIna Garten
Heat a charcoal grill with hot coals. Brush the grill with oil. Brush both sides of the tuna with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Cook the tuna over the hot coals for about 2 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove to a plate. The tuna will be cooked on the outside and raw inside. Allow to cool slightly and cut it into medium-diced pieces.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, wasabi powder, soy sauce, Tabasco, 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add the sauce to the tuna, add the soy sauce, avocados, and red onion, and mix well. The sauce will “cook” the raw parts of the tuna after it sits for a few minutes.
Serve cold or at room temperature.
GRILLED LEMON CHICKENIna Garten
Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme. Pour over the chicken breasts in a non reactive bowl. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight.
Heat a charcoal grill and cook the chicken breasts for 10 minutes on each side, until just cooked through. Remove to a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and cool.