Sunday, March 9, 2008

Springtime is for Grilling

As we spring forward with the new time change I remember some of things I enjoy most about spring. It's the time when everything seems to bloom and grow. Easter is near and the children go on Easter egg hunts and get their Easter clothes ready. Most of all I enjoy the aroma of a good old fashioned BBG.

Here are some tips for indoor and outdoor grilling that I wanted to share:

A hot grill is your best defense against sticky situations. Be sure that the grates are piping hot before laying down your food.
  1. Keep a spray bottle of water close by to tame any flare-ups.
  2. To oil your grill without creating a wild fire: fold up a cotton kitchen towel, lightly dip in vegetable oil, and use your tongs to glide a coat onto the grates.
  3. Barbeque sauces contain sugar that caramelize and then quickly burn. Try a dry rub in the beginning and then at the end of grilling baste with a thin coating of sauce.
  4. When cooking anything skewered soak the wooden sticks in water first to prevent them from burning.

Links to check out:
Food Network
Fabulous Foods

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