Yesterday we fired up the grill for the first time this year. I chose to start slow, so I can be sure I haven't forgotten how it works. ;-)
Dinner was grilled sausages (the remainders from the charcuterie night), grilled leeks, guacamole, and fried plantains with chipotle salsa. Notes:
- The only plantains we could find yesterday were overly ripe for this dish, so the fried plantains were a bit too sweet and the texture wasn't right. Still, fried plantains with chipotle salsa are just sooooo good.
- The leeks really took on a nice smoke flavor; they could have used a bit of sauce (maybe either a vinaigrette with sherry vinegar or a mayonnaise? perhaps a tarragon mayonnaise?), but there were already enough disparate flavors on our plates. Still, this is something to remember for the future: grilled leeks good.
- The garlic sausages grilled up really nicely.
Wine: David Bruce 2002 Paso Robles Petit Syrah; This would have been a bit too intense for non-grilled food, but it went nicely with this meal.