While I’m abroad with Mrs. Cooking Guy let’s reminisce and check out this Asian inspired dish containing one of the things I love to cook with most – black bean sauce. We even used ‘Chilli’ black bean sauce as opposed to the regular, more traditional version. The end result was a dish that could have been served straight out of an authentic Chinese restaurant.

black bean shrimp and bok choy - the sam livecast

We celebrate the end of Grilled Vegetables Week by looking back into the vaults to a killer grilled romaine lettuce salad we did back in 2012. Imagine super crunchy leaves, left slightly toasty by a hot grill, dressed in Roma tomatoes, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. It’s easily one of our favorite salads – make it now.

Grilled Hearts of Romaine

So you hate brussel sprouts – I know. But when when you grill grill them like these, they’re just kinda magical. Just keep an open mind, ok?

grilled brussel sprouts - the sam livecast

Grilled Asparagus

One of my favorite seasons is here: Grilling Season. But it doesn’t always have to be the usual burgers, hot dogs and steaks (not that there’s anything wrong with those). Start your Summer with some fresh asparagus done perfectly on the grill and topped with lemon zest, parmesan and extra virgin olive oil.