My favorite time on the Flaucher is right around sunset. It's usually still warm, though a crispness might start to drift up from the water, the grill fires twinkle along the riverbanks, and the conversation becomes a soft hum that seems to travel across the water, uninterrupted. This all sounds very romantic, doesn't it? It really is... until it starts to rain and then people scramble madly to pack up all of their things, distinguish their fires, and beat the coming downpour. This was our Saturday night. We were blessed with an unbroken stretch of sunshine and heat, and the rain only came once the sun had set and most people had turned homeward. And you know what? Now it seems like summer might actually be here. Over 30 degrees celsius today.
And that means I'm just starting to think about when to gather the next spontaneous grill party on the Isar. I'm also starting to think about good grill food. I feel I have been a little off my game lately, with the uncertainty of summer, and therefore the uncertainty of grill season. So this weekend, I didn't really pull much together, but I can give a quick recipe for grilled cheese sandwiches on the grill:
"Grilled" Cheese Sandwiches
buns (whatever you have handy- hot dog buns, hamburger buns, German Semmel (although softer buns are probably better), etc.)
cheese mixture: 3 parts shredded cheese of your choice, 1 part cream cheese (or frisch käse), 1 Tbsp mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp dijon mustard, splash of worcestershire sauce, pinch of salt
Basically, all you do is spread the cheese mixture on the buns, close 'em up, wrap them in foil, and toss them on the grill until they are warmed - and melty - through. Probably not much more than 5 minutes, depending upon how hot your coals are. Whatever you do, just don't leave them on there too long and burn them, like me. Oops.