Today we will be cooking up some prime rib, bacon wrapped asparagus and grilled pineapple. This is the first food that we have cooked that has used a rotisserie. The prime rib cooks up great on a rotisserie. You don’t have to use a rotisserie and if you don’t you will need to manually flip it and cook it at a lower temperature since it will be on one side a lot longer.
Prime Rib is actually a pretty simple piece of meat to cook. It does not need a marinade or any complicated spices to bring out flavor. When looking for a prime rib to cook make sure it still has the bones attached. This will give the meat a lot more flavor if the bones are not attached when cooking. Before putting the prime rib on the grill add some salt and pepper as seasoning. This is all you need.
Cooking time will depend on how big of a piece of meat you got and how “done” you want your meat. Cooking time is roughly 20 minutes per pound at 350 degrees. You will want to check the internal temperature as it gets close to being done. You want to shoot for about a 140 degree internal temperature. This will give you a medium-rare/medium piece of meat. You don’t want it to be brown inside you want that nice pink middle.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus has great flavor and a great way to get people to try asparagus if they have never tried it before and it is easy to cook. This is what got me to realize I actually like asparagus. Who knew?
Take your asparagus spear and season if you would like with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Wrap the asparagus in a piece of bacon. Do this for as many as you want to cook. Once done place them on the grill and let cook for roughly 10-12 minutes on medium low heat or until the bacon has reached your desired “doneness”.
Grilled Pineapple is another simple thing to cook on the grill that comes out looking good and tastes even better. For this you will want a fresh pineapple. Cut the outside off, core it and cut it into roughly 1 inch rings. Place these on a medium-high heat grill. Cook them on each side for 3-5 minutes or until heated through and grill marks appear. As we cooked ours we added honey on some and teriyaki sauce on others as they were cooking. You can experiment with many different flavors here.