Garlic-Thyme Burgers with Grilled Tomato

Here’s a nice alternative to spruce up the tradition burger. Very flavorful and easy to make.

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light mag


  • 1  tbsp  chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2  tsp  kosher salt
  • 1/4  tsp  freshly ground black pepper
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 1  lb  ground sirloin
  • 4  (1/2-inch-thick) slices beefsteak tomato
  • 1  tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4  (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls or other sandwich rolls
  • 4  baby romaine lettuce leaves


  1.  Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
  3. Add patties to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
  4. Remove patties from pan. Add tomato slices to pan; cook 1 minute on each side.
  5. Spread about 3/4 teaspoon mustard over bottom half of each roll; top each with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 patty, 1 tomato slice, and top half of roll.

Note: you can add a little low-sodium beef broth to the meat for juicier burgers


57 Sauce Marinated Grilled Shrimp

A super simple marinade for grilling your shrimp! Makes a lovely appetizer or a great meal.


  • 1/4 cup Heinz 57 sauce
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 24 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. In a medium bowl, whisky together Heinz 57 sauce, wine, oil, lemon juice and basil, until well mixed.
  2. Pour into resealable plastic storage bag. Add shrimp and seal tightly, turning until well coated.  Allow to marinate in refrigerator for up to 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  3. Preheat grill to medium.
  4. Remove shrimp from refrigerator, reserving the marinade and discarding the bag.
  5. Thread shrimp onto 4 skewers (metal or bamboo) and grill for 4 – 7 minutes, or until cooked through, turning often and basting with reserved marinade during the last 3 minutes of grilling.

Note: if you’re using bamboo skewers, let them soak in water for 30 minutes prior to grilling to avoid burning.

Grilled Halibut with Peach and Pepper Salsa

A fresh fruit salsa is a lovely accompaniment to grilled fish in the summer; try it also with striped bass or arctic char. The season’s juiciest peaches pair with fiery habanero pepper for a sweet-spicy flavor. Leave the peaches unpeeled for more color and texture.

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light



  • 2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped, peeled yellow peaches (about 1 1/4 lbs)
  • 1 1/3 cups chopped red bell pepper (about 1 large)
  • 1/2 cup thinly slice green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh arugula
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 habanero pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 (6 oz) skinless halibut filets
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray


  1. To prepare salsa, combine first 9 ingredients; toss gently. Let stand 30 minutes before serving.
  2. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
  3. To prepare fish, combine 2 tbsp juice, oil, paprika and 2 minced garlic cloves in a large shallow glass baking dish, stirring with a whisk, Add fish to juice mixture; turn to coat. Cover and let stand 15 minutes.
  4. Remove fish from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle fish evenly with 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper. Place fish on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each or until desired degree of doneness.
  5. Serve fish with salsa.