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Grill Your ACE Off with Ace Hardware

The unofficial start to summer is Memorial Day, meaning now`s the time to get the grill ready. Sharing yummy and healthy recipes was Ace Hardware Master Griller Chef Jason Morse from 5280 Culinary.  Ace Hardware has an amazing deal on grills right now, including free set up and delivery.
Plus Chef Jason will be on hand showing off Weber, Traeger and Big Green Egg Grills this weekend!  He`ll be at University Hills on Saturday and the one in Saddle Rock on Sunday.  June 9th is the big "Grill Your Ace Off" event... so be sure to check out your local ace for more information.

  • Charred Brussels Sprouts

    Yield: Serves 4-6

    Prep time: 10 Minutes

    Cook time: 15-25 minutes, depending on level or char desired

    Ingredients

    Measure   Ingredient                                                Prep Notes      

    1.5 lbs             Brussels Sprouts, Fresh, Whole                                    Bag weight is 24oz

    ½ Cup                        Oil, Olive Blend

    ½ Tbsp           Rub A Dub Seasoning, or Traeger Seasoning

    2 Tbsp            Vinegar, Balsamic, White

    2 Tbsp            Sugar, Brown, Dark

     

    Prep Directions:

    • BRUSSELS SPROUTS MARINADE
      • Mix Together in a small bowl:
        • Oil, Rub A Dub, Balsamic Vinegar and Brown Sugar
      • Brussels Sprouts Prep
        • Slice into ¼” Planks or thicker if desired

    Cooking Notes:

    • Be sure to have the grill pre-heated to HIGH or 400-425 degrees
    • Place Cast Iron Skillet into the grill while pre-heating

    Cooking Directions:

    • Rinse and air dry the brussels sprouts
    • While air drying, mix the marinade
    • Slice the Brussels Sprouts into ¼” planks
    • Place into a mixing bowl or aluminum disposable pan
    • Pour marinade over the sliced brussels sprouts
    • Mix well to ensure they are coated with the marinade. Let sit for 15-20 minutes to absorb marinade
    • Preheat your grill to 400-425 degrees
    • Open the lid and Place the marinated Brussels into the pre-heated skillet
    • Arrange in a shallow layer and close the lid
    • Roast for 4-5 minutes
    • Open the grill, using a towel or hot pad holder, grab the skillet and remove halfway, using tongs, stir the brussels sprouts
    • Return to the grill, close the lid and continue to roast until desired doneness is reached
    • Remove using a towel and tongs, place onto a surface that will handle hot items
    • Serve with tongs
    • TIP
    • This recipe goes great with smoked kabobs, steaks, chicken or pork chops

Grilled Chicken QueBobs

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes

    Cook time: 20-25 minutes to internal temp of 160 degrees

    Ingredients

    Measure   Ingredient                                                Prep Notes      

    1.5 lbs             Chicken, Breast, Boneless, Skinless                            Cut into 1 ½” Cubes

    Or                    Chicken, Thigh, Boneless, Skinless

    2 Tbsp            Oil, Olive Blend

    2 Tbsp            Oink Rub, or Traeger Rub

    4 Tbsp            Sauce, High Altitude or Red BBQ Sauce

    4 Tbsp            Sauce, Low Country or Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

    Prep Directions:

      • Chicken QueBob Prep
        • Cut chicken breast or thighs meat into 1 ½’ Cubes
        • Place into a medium mixing bowl
        • Add the Oink Rub – Adjust level to as light or as heavy as you desire
        • Mix well to combine rub and coat chicken
        • Transfer to a Ziploc bag
        • Store in fridge for 4 hours, or overnight if desired
      • Chicken QueBob Prep
        • Mix equal parts of both flavors of bbq sauce in a small bowl
        • Save for basting

     

     

    Cooking Notes:

      • Be sure to have your grill pre-heated to HIGH or 400-425 degrees

    Cooking Directions:

      • Cut chicken breast or thighs meat into 1 ½’ Cubes
      • Place into a medium mixing bowl
      • Add the Oink Rub – Adjust level to as light or as heavy as you desire
      • Mix well to combine rub and coat chicken
      • Transfer to a Ziploc bag
      • Store in fridge for 4 hours, or overnight if desired
      • Pre-heat Grill to 400-425 degrees
        • For added flavor, chicken may be smoked by adding smoker tube or smoker box to your grill. Smoke as light or as heavy as preferred while grilling
      • While Traeger is pre-heating, Time to make the QueBobs
      • Using a heavy duty metal skewer, Start to skewer the chicken, be sure to divide the pieces into 4 piles to ensure each skewer is equal
      • Once the skewers are done, place onto a cookie sheet and refrigerate if not using within 5 minutes
      • Open the pre-heated grill and place the skewers onto the grill grate
      • Sear on the first side for 3-4 minutes, open the lid and using tongs rotate the QueBobs to the next side
      • Close the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes, Repeat the process for each side
      • After the final turn, using your instant read digital thermometer, start to check the internal temp of the Chicken
      • Once the temp reads 160 Degrees, you are fully cooked
      • Baste with the 50/50 Sauce on all sides and remove from the grill, using tongs
      • Serve with extra 50/50 BBQ dipping sauce on the side

     

 

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