Tasty Summer Barbecue: How to Grill Like a Pro
Just in few months time, we will officially be in summer, the time to get outside and grill!
Do you have plan yet for this summer? Trust me, one of the best ways to make the best of your summer is having friend sit around why you grill tasty turkey, chicken or any other food you can think of. Don't be afraid, you can do it!
You know what? Grilling isn't just a man work after all; every single mom and housewives can grill if you know how to go about it. So here is the plan, gather your gals around and show them how it is done this summer.
We have a plan for you, follow our recipe and you can make that tasty barbecue that will get your neighbors salivating. We'll cover the steps and the recipes plus the tools you need, just read carefully and you will see it isn't complicated at all.
Charcoal or Gas: Which Barbeque Grill to Use?
You can use the sophisticated gas grill or go with the good old charcoal grill. They both do the same thing and one isn't necessarily superior to the other.
Both of them have their advantages and disadvantages. However, charcoal grill requires more hands-on application. You need to manually lit and preheat for about 20 minutes and stay around to keep it at a constant temperature, thus they are more of a "man's thing". So we are going to go with gas grills.
You can totally grill perfectly when you use gas grill. It is easier to operate; we won't go into detail here. You can read the manual that comes with your grill. With a little help, you can grill while sharing jokes with your gals. Oh! I almost forgot, gas grill is pricier than charcoal, but everything has their bad side, right? Let's move on:
What to Grill
Like the saying goes, "the world is your oyster once you have a grill". There are hundreds of things you can grill this summer. Below are some recipe ideas to help you get started:
- Grilled pizza
- Grilled Bacon
- Grilled cheese
- Grilled sweet onions wrapped in bacon as an appetizer
- Beef tenderloin sandwiches with a garlic mayonnaise
- Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Kebabs
- Grilled Granola
- Grilled Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza
- Grilled Mini Peppers With Minty Tzatziki
- Grilled Pineapple With Coconut Sorbet
Barbecue Tips and Tricks
Once you have decided on what to grill, the next step will becomes easier. You easily find how any of these aforementioned foods can be grilled on the internet with a simple search. However, there are some common strategies you can use to make your barbecue turn out great:
- Limit the flips. I know how cool flipping can seem, especially when you want to show off to your gals, but it is better you flip each item once during the grilling process.
- Avoid pressing down the burgers or chicken with a spatula while grilling. Doing that will lead to squeezing out of those tasty juices, if you need to show off, just juggle some distance away from the grill.
- If you want to add herbs essence to your grilled foods when you are using gas, simple soak them in water and place them on the grate and then put your food on top of them. In case of charcoal, toss the herbs onto the charcoal while you are grilling.
Dealing With the Uninvited Visitors
No, I’m not about to mention your neighbors……. One thing you can never avoid when grilling in your backyard is bugs and flies. They practically try to ruin the experience for you. You will understand what I'm talking about if you have ever grilled in the evening, which is by the way, the perfect time to grill. Bugs and flies won't let you rest. If you don't want to mess up your barbecue, you will need to get a bug zapper. This is the only way you can pay attention to what you are doing without being distracted or having flies falling into your grilled foods (so disgusting by the way).
Electric bug zapper can be used to ensure that bugs stay away from your side. Bug zappers are one of the integral tools to a quality barbecue experience. They aren't expensive and you can get the quality ones from our store. Check them out here