Recipes to Switch Up Your Grilling Routine

Recipes to switch up your grilling routine this summer with Chalk Point Kitchen Executive Chef Joe Isidori



Spicy Tuna Sashimi Burger


5oz Yellowfin Tuna loin

2T spicy mayo

½ avocado, sliced lengthwise

2.5oz package radish sprouts

4 rings pickled red onions

Togarashi to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

1 Martin's potato roll

Extra virgin olive oil


For Spicy mayo


1T Sriracha

1c Japanese mayo


Mix together in a small bowl.


For pickled red onions


1 red onion, sliced into rings

1.5c water

.5c cider vinegar

1pc clove

1pc star anise

¼ stick cinnamon


Bring water and vinegar to a boil. Place onions and dry spices into a mason jar. Pour heated vinegar solution over the onions and dry spices. Steep 45min then cool. Best if used the next day.


For Tuna


Season tuna loin with salt, pepper and togarashi. Apply olive oil on both sides and place on heated grill.

Grill both sides for approximately 2.5 minutes. Remove and rest. Slice tuna against the grain into thin strips.


For assembly


Lightly toast Martin's potato roll. Arrange sliced tuna on the roll. Apply spicy mayonnaise and top with pickled red onion, sliced avocado and radish sprouts. Enjoy!




Heirloom Tomato Salad


1lg Heirloom tomato, cut into large 1.5” pieces

¼c zinfandel vinegar

¼ extra virgin olive oil

4lg basil leaves, torn

Salt and pepper to taste

Buttermilk dressing


For Buttermilk dressing


1c Japanese mayonnaise

½c buttermilk

¼c sour cream

1 t garlic powder

1 t onion powder

1 t dijon

½c dill chopped finely

1T apple cider vinegar

1T lemon zest

Salt and pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl.


For assembly


Apply a small pool of buttermilk dressing on a plate. Dress cut heirloom tomatoes with vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. With a slotted spoon, place marinated tomatoes on the dressing. Garnish with torn basil.



Grilled Zucchini


1lg zucchini, sliced lengthwise into just under ½ inch strips

½c garlic aioli

1 sprig picked parsley

¼c chopped katamala olives

1 t ground coriander

Extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt and pepper to taste


For garlic aioli


6 cloves of garlic

1c Japanese mayonnaise


Roast garlic at 400F for 45 minutes or until meltingly soft. In a blender, place roasted garlic and mayonnaise and blend until combined.


For Zucchini


Season zucchini with sea salt, pepper and coriander. Place on heated grill and cook on one side rotating to form two hash marks. Approximately 3 minutes.


For assembly


Place grilled zucchini on a plate in a single layer spread out. Spoon garlic aioli on top. Sprinkle chopped olives. Garnish with picked parsley.




Shrimp Salad


3 Mexican Gulf white shrimp (U12), poached and chopped

½c lemon aioli

1 t chopped tarragon

15pc capers

1 t ground coriander

Extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper

1 pint court bouillon


For Lemon aioli


½c Japanese mayonnaise

1 t lemon zest

1 t lemon segments


Zest one lemon. Then trim zested lemon. Remove segments with a knife and remove seeds. In a blender put mayonnaise, zest, segments and blend till combined.


For Shrimp and Court Bouillon


1 ½c water

½c white wine

1 lemon juiced

1 onion, chopped

½ celery, chopped

1 garlic clove

1 t black peppercorns

1 sprig of thyme

1 bay leaf


Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Drop to a simmer and add shrimp. Poach for about 5 minutes until just cooked. Remove and shock in an ice bath until cool. Peel and chop.




In a large bowl, mix shrimp, lemon aioli, tarragon and capers. Season with salt, pepper and coriander. Spoon onto a plate and enjoy with your favorite chips.   




Strawberries and Cream


1 pint fresh strawberries, husked and quartered

2 leaves basil, torn

½c confectioner's sugar

1c heavy cream

1 vanilla bean, split in two


For strawberries


Macerate strawberries with ¼c confectioner's sugar and half vanilla bean scrapped. Let sit for 30 minutes.


For whipped cream


Combine cream, ¼c confectioner's sugar and remaining half of vanilla bean scrapped. Whip until soft to medium peaks.


For assembly


Spoon macerated strawberries in a small serving bowl. Top with whipped cream. Garnish with basil.