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Grilling with CA Grown

As the temperatures continue to rise, firing up the grill just makes sense. Whether you’re entertaining a group or making enough to last a few days, these recipes have us counting down the minutes to mealtime. Grab some fresh CA Grown produce and Real California Milk dairy products from your local Nugget Market and get grillin’ all week long.

  • grilled chicken and grilled veggies on a pan with side of yogurt dip

    Dill Onion Yogurt Brined Chicken Thighs

    Packed with flavor and never dry!

    Chicken thighs, though intimidating for some, are the perfect cut of poultry for grilling. They work well with heat, they don’t dry out as quickly as other cuts, and they take well to marinades. Look for Rosie Organic Chicken brand at the meat counter.

    Speaking of marinades, yogurt is the perfect go-to. Its thick consistency helps lock in moisture before grilling and it is the perfect conduit for whatever flavors you prefer. For this recipe, a bit of lemon juice and zest, some fresh dill, and a little salt and pepper is all you need! Making extra to turn into a dip is highly recommended, so pick up an extra tub of Bellwether Farms Plain Whole Milk Yogurt made with Real California Milk.

    Feel free to grab whatever CA Grown vegetables you’re craving–we’re loving zucchini, yellow squash, red and orange bell peppers, and broccoli rabe. All quick on the grill and adding beautiful pops of color. Don’t forget to top your dish with fresh dill too!

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  • napa cabbage with blue cheese butter

    Grilled Napa Cabbage with Blue Cheese Butter

    So easy to make and so unexpected!

    CA Grown Napa cabbage is a secret ingredient not many have tried on the grill! It’s perfect because of its shape and leafy layers, maximizing the grill-infused flavor while retaining its classic crunch.

    While the cabbage is transforming, add a grill-friendly skillet and heat up some salted Clover Sonoma butter and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. Blue Cheese, both made with local Real California Milk. This compound butter pairs perfectly with the mildly sweet flavor of the cabbage. Tip: This butter can also be used on CA Grown steaks, so throw a few on for later in the week.

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  • figs with prosciutto and brie

    Grilled Brie Stuffed Figs with Prosciutto

    Want to take it to the next level? These Grilled Brie Stuffed Figs with Prosciutto add a touch of elegance with ease.

    Figs are such a treat, with CA Grown varieties in their peak over the summer months. Grab a carton or two, because we promise you can’t eat just one.

    Selecting a quality brie is key for this recipe, and we offer several options made with Real California Milk available in-store today. Choose from Nicasio Valley Cheese Co. Locarno, Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam, or Marin French Triple Crème Brie.

    Grilling is easy–once you’ve stuffed and wrapped your figs, put them on the grill for 5-6 minutes, or until the brie melts, and they are ready to be enjoyed.

    Want to turn this into a full appetizer on the patio? Grab your biggest cheese board and add in CA Grown blackberries and green grapes for sweetness and pistachios for that salty crunch. Add in some Sierra Nevada Cheese Co. Organic Cheddar too!

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