saturday grill


Summer is grillin’ time! To those of the gentler persuasion, that means, Yay! we don’t have to cook

 Somehow there’s just something positively hot and neanderthal about a man wielding giant tongs or a hefty spatula. Let’s face it. Only a man can slap down a side of beef with finesse. Yeah. Burn those burgers. Crisp those ribs. Arrr!

Though we love the occasional red meat here at alphabet soup, we tend more towards chicken and fish. Here is a simple marinade for chicken — perfect for a balmy Saturday night, delicious with brown rice, some grilled veggies (onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, asparagus), and fresh kimchee. 

And now, let’s hear it for all the hunky He-Man Grill Kings of the world!


(serves 4)

2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs (rinse and pat dry)


1/2 cup soy sauce (I use Kikkoman)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 T sherry
1-2 T minced garlic
1-2 T freshly grated ginger root

Marinate chicken several hours or overnight in ziploc bag. Rotate occasionally.

Grill approximately 15 minutes or until done.

TIP:  Compliment the griller effusively for repeat performance tomorrow night.


5 thoughts on “saturday grill

  1. Yummmm
    This looks and sounds great. Alas I am the griller in my family, not my husband. While my older sister concentrated on baking, I went outside to grill with Dad. I love grilling season…seafood, chicken, pork, steaks and vegetable…everything is better on the grill. My husband grills for “show.”


  2. Re: Yummmm
    Well, I am impressed. You’ve been harboring some secret He-man talents all along :). It’s funny that your husband will grill “for show.” I guess it’s an ego thing — real men grill!


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