3 Globally Inspired Dishes Off the Grill

    These menu items reflect the versatility of the grill.

    Fresh to Order

    The grill continues to pick up favor with customers.

    Fresh to Order’s Smoky Blackened Shrimp

    “The grill is culturally and physically the center of our restaurant, and we build our kitchens and restaurants around it. We grill so much food, but one that really spotlights grilled flavor is our Smoky Blackened Shrimp. After we grill the shrimp, we toss them in a house blackening sauce and place them back over the flames. All the natural aromas and flavors emerge that could not be tasted in a classic cast-iron technique. Guests love the shrimp. They order a ton of them.”

    The Players:

    • Fresh lime
    • Shrimp
    • Spice blackening sauce

    —Jesse Gideon

    President & Corporate Chef

    Bunz’s Pastrami Bacon Cheeseburger

    Bunz’s Pastrami Bacon Cheeseburger

    “Although most of our menu items highlight our use of the grill, our Pastrami Bacon Cheeseburger utilizes the flat grill and our char-broiler on all the different protein components. To deliver flavor and quality, our grills have become an integral part of producing a unique and balanced menu. We call the char-grill the ‘Flavor Maker’ for a reason. For our Pastrami Bacon Cheeseburger, we start with fresh, 100 percent ground beef and finish with your choice of grilled or raw onions.”

    The Players:

    • Ground beef
    • New York top-round pastrami
    • Hickory-smoked bacon
    • American cheese
    • Thousand island dressing
    • Lettuce
    • Tomato
    • Grilled or raw onions
    • Fried egg

    —Hany Botros


    Rasa Grill’s Lamb Kebabs

    Rasa Grill’s Lamb Kebabs

    “We procure our lamb from Jamison Farm in Pennsylvania, and our Lamb Kebabs really highlight the magic of grilling foods. We season the kebabs with freshly toasted spices, roll them into meatballs, and grill them at nearly 700 degrees in a rotating oven. The end product is juicy, slightly crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and bursting with flavor.”

    The Players:

    • Ground lamb
    • Green chilies
    • Shallots
    • Garlic
    • Ginger
    • Cilantro
    • Cumin
    • Homemade garam masala

    —Sahil Rahman


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