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May is National BBQ Month: BBQ Tips and Tools

May 18, 2012

As May is National Barbecue Month, we figured we would devote this blog post to tips and tricks for grilling. There is nothing better than grilling with friends on a warm summer day!

Marinade:

Marinade meat and poultry the night before, if possible. If not, leave marinating for at least 30 minutes. This will allow for the meat to be juicy, flavorful, and tender. Tools such as an Instant Marinating Container and Marinade Injector help make grilling easy!

Here’s one of our favorite marinade recipes (courtesy of AllRecipes.com):

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic

Directions

Place the soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, basil, parsley, and pepper in a blender. Add hot pepper sauce and garlic, if desired. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed.

Cook on low:

Once the grill is heated up, cooking the meat on low allows for the meat to stay juicy.

Turn up the heat:

The last few minutes, turn up the heat to get a nice crisp browning.

Unique Grilling Options:

  • Grilled Pizza

For homemade pizza with a crispy crust and smoky flavor, try throwing it on the grill.

  • Grilled Fruit

Fruit such as peaches and pineapple are delicious on the grill. Eat them alone or add them on top of a burger.

  • Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn on the cob is a staple fair food item that can be done right on your backyard barbeque. Now you don’t have to wait for the fair to come to town once a year!

  • Grilled Vegetables:

Don’t forget about the side dishes when you’re busy grilling the main course. Grilled vegetables such as peppers, onions, sweet potatoes, and asparagus are delicious! Grilled artichokes are great too!

Happy grilling!

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