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Baby Shower Recipes

Generally grilling doesn't spring to mind when you think about throwing a baby shower. But think of this. If the expectant father is a griller you might as well give him something to do. Preferably outside and out of the way. So pick out a few grilled recipes for your shower and send him on his way. He'll be glad to have something to do and you'll get something good to eat out of the deal.

Thanks to Robin Weiss, the About.com Pregnancy/Birth Guide for suggesting this topic.

Grilled Hot Wings Print

Preparation: Grill/Direct

24 chicken wings
1 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 habanero chile, diced
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat grill. Combine all ingredients (except wings in a small saucepan and let boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, pour into a large bowl and let cool. Add chicken wings to the marinade and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or more. Grill over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with celery and carrot sticks.

Sesame Scallops Print

2 pound fresh sea scallops
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon dry sherry
1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 green onion minced

Wash and pat dry the scallops. Mix together everything but the scallops. Pour into a sealable plastic bag and add scallops. Refrigerate overnight. Preheat grill. Thread scallops onto skewers and place over a medium fire for about 6-8 minutes. Cook until scallops are opaque.

Grilled Pizza Crusts Print

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 package active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar

Combine water, oil, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Let stand 5 minutes or until it bubbles. Mix flours and salt together thoroughly in a food processor or mixer. Add water mixture while blending. Let mix for 2 minutes. Knead briefly on a lightly floured surface. Place in a large oiled bowl and let stand in a warm place for 2-3 hours. It should double in size. Once the dough has risen lightly flour two cooking sheets. On a floured surface roll out 1/4 of the dough into a circle about 1/8 inch thick. Place on cooking sheet. Repeat process until you have four rounds. Place one pizza on a clean, oiled and preheated grill. Grill for about 1 minute on until the bottom is brown. With tongs, gently flip it over and grill for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from grill and repeat with remaining pizzas. Let cool. Top with your favorite pizza toppings and return to a preheated grill for about 2-3 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning. It's best to cook one pizza at a time.

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