Chefs, What's the Most Interesting Thing You've Made on a Grill?
One thing I love to make on the grill is lamb leg. Typically, lamb leg is roasted or braised, but I've found that cooking it on the grill with a tasty marinade is a great way to have it.
People look at me crazy when I grill lettuce, but I grill a lot of radicchio, romaine, and frisée during the summer months.
Foie gras It gets a nice smoky flavor and is great on a hamburger or salad. Delicious. Or how about kebab of polenta and foie gras?
I've used basil wood to smoke mussels, vegetables, and fish. It adds a level of smokiness that's difficult to explain but imparts a flavor profile that's somewhat sweet. When you taste the dish, it's like taking a deep breath of freshly picked basil. The stalks must be thick and really dry, and it takes a lot of wood because it burns so fast. The only place I've found that offers basil wood locally is Maya's Farm.