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3 Recipes from June 24th: It's all about grilling!

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Grilled Bloody Mary




Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Grill Time: 4 to 5 minutes



2 Roma tomatoes, cored and cut in half

2 jalapenos, cut in half lengthwise and seeded

4 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 teaspoons Mazola® Corn Oil

2 cups low sodium tomato juice

3/4 cup vodka

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon horseradish

1 tablespoon olive juice, from a jar of Spanish olives

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Celery Seed

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Onion Powder

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper

4 thick cucumber slices, halved

4 celery sticks, about 3-inches with tops

4 wooden skewers




Brush tomatoes, jalapenos and shrimp with oil.  Grill over medium direct heat for 4 to 5 minutes until lightly charred and shrimp is cooked through  Remove tomatoes to tray and let cool 5 minutes. Place jalapenos and shrimp in refrigerator so they can cool completely.

Place tomatoes, tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, olive juice and spices in blender.  Puree until very smooth.  Fill 4 glasses with ice and fill with Bloody Mary.  Thread jalapenos, shrimp, cucumber and celery on skewers and add to drinks as a "stirrer".

Serve immediately.





Spicy Grilled Watermelon



Yield: 10 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Grill Time: 10 minutes



1 package Weber® Chipotle Marinade Mix

1/4 cup Mazola® Corn Oil

1 medium watermelon, sliced in 2-inch slices and cut into triangles




Prepare chipotle marinade mix according to directions.  Coat all watermelon slices on each side with marinade; discard any remaining marinade. 

Coat grill surface with corn oil.  Preheat grill to its highest setting or to 500°F.  Grill each side for about 5 minutes or until there is a nice slightly brown color.




Grilled Banana Splits




Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Grill Time: 3 to 5 minutes



1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil

2 bananas

1 can (8 ounce) pineapple rings, drained

Vanilla flavored frozen yogurt


Fresh strawberries

Chocolate syrup

Reduced calorie whipped topping, optional

Sliced almonds, optional



Preheat grill to medium.

Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside.

Cut each banana in half; slice horizontally making four pieces.

Brush cut sides of banana very lightly with oil; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Brush one side of pineapple ring very lightly with oil; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Place oiled sides of fruit on grill.

Sprinkle tops of fruit with cinnamon sugar. Grill 2 to 3 minutes until fruit is nicely browned and slightly soft. Turn; sprinkle with remaining  cinnamon sugar. Grill an additional  1 to 2 minutes. Remove fruit from grill.

Portion 2 banana pieces and 1 slice of pineapple into dessert bowls.  Add 1/2 cup of frozen yogurt to each bowl. Top with fresh strawberries, a drizzle of chocolate sauce and whipped topping and almonds if desired.

Tip: Clean grill grates thoroughly before grilling fruit.

Recipe Note:  For best results use firm bananas.