The first "challenge" of 2011 is done!!.Winter squash,ground beef,quinoa and pears.For the pears I had a great idea... It won't fit in the winter squash,so I made a cooking pear ice cream.
Tonight we made a winter squash with ground beef (250gr),mixed with quinoa and stuffed with ricotta.
Cut the Winter squash in 2 half's take off the seeds (Save them if you like) Sprinkle a little bit oil,pepper and sea salt on the winter squash.In the meantime prepare the Weber for indirect grilling.Put the 2 half's on the grate and close the lid.wait until the Squash is soft,and take it out.Save the shell!! you need it..
Prepare the ground beef (minced) in a cast iron skillet,with an onion (diced),and a glove of garlic (crushed).
Make the quinoa as described on the package.
Mix the ground beef,winter squash and ricotta in a large bowl and put everything in the 2 half's that you have saved.Add some Grana Padano (or other cheese) on top,and put it on the grill for about 30-45 minutes till the cheese is melted..
Additional participants in this month’s Ingredient Challenge include:
Robyn Medlyn of Grillgrrrl – ENTRY HERE
Robyn Medlin is the “grill girl” behind grillgrrrl.com. Her focus is on healthy, simple and creative recipes on the grill. She encourages women to learn to grill as it a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes without all the fuss and clean up in the kitchen. This “grill girl” holds quarterly “Women’s Grilling Clinics” as a way to encourage women to not be intimated by the grill. As a McCormick’s flavor correspondent for their “This Week in Grilling Campaign”, Robyn shares fun, tropical video recipes documenting her grilling adventures from her backyard in Sunny, Hollywood, Florida.
The BBQ Grail ENTRY HERE
The BBQ Grail website was created in 2007, initially to document the author’s quest to find the perfect backyard BBQ experience. Since that time The BBQ Grail has become one of the more popular BBQ blogs on the internet and is listed on Alltop.com as one of the top BBQ blogs.
Chris of Nibble Me This – ENTRY HERE
The Nibble Me This website was created to share Chris’ misadventures in live fire cooking. ”I have no culinary training….I’m just entertaining myself with fire and food”.
Paul Haight of No Excuses BBQ – ENTRY HERE
The No Excuses BBQ website was started in January of 2009 as a way to record the author’s goal of cooking outdoors at least once a week throughout the year and showing the results to the world. Somewhere along the way things got out of control…