Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Dinner - week 6

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Summer = BBQ. We LOVE to host barbecue dinners. We usually serve not just your typical hotdogs and burgers but we also do some other grilled meat dish on the side. Here is one of my favorites. It is REALLY easy to do. Just marinate and grill. The asparagus just gets tossed in the oven and the couscous cooks in about 5 minutes.

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Roasted Asparagus and Couscous

Chicken marinade:

1 1/2 - 2 pounds skinless and boneless chicken thighs
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 tbsp. Montreal chicken seasoning
sprinkling of salt and pepper

Toss all the ingredients in a ziplock bag and marinate in the refrigerator overnight or at least 4 hours. Grill until each side is done.

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Roasted Asparagus

1 bunch (at least a pound) fresh asparagus
good olive oil
kosher salt for sprinkling
freshly ground pepper
coarse ground garlic powder for sprinkling

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Rinse and dry asparagus and place on baking sheet
3. Drizzle with olive oil and toss until well coated
4. Spread the asparagus in a single layer and sprinkle generously with the salt, pepper and garlic powder
5. Bake for about 25 minutes until the asparagus is tender and crispy

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Couscous: I buy the boxed kind from Near East and usually get the one with Pine Nuts. You can buy whatever flavor you want and just follow the cooking directions on the package.

Enjoy your Sunday dinner!


  1. Yum! That looks like SUCH a tasty meal =)

  2. Yum! This is the only way my husband will eat asparagus but I've never made it myself for us. I'm going to try it!

  3. I heard couscous is way better than white rice, how true is that?
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  4. Would that be a lot of cholesterol?
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  5. Is it necessary to use Montreal Chicken?
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  6. Thanks for recommending those ingredients! :)
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