Archive for October, 2006

Chargrilled Potatoes

You’re planning to bring a date to your friend’s barbeque party. But she said she can’t because she’s a vegetarian (no wonder she only orders salad at the restaurant). Then suggest to your friend to include in his menu Chargrilled Potatoes.

Don’t worry about asking this favor because it’s very easy. Put the potatoes in skewers and wrap in foil, then let it grill for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove the foil then season it with Garlic Italian Pasta sauce, some salt, and olive soil. Put it on the grill and cook again and turn it regularly.

Healthy Grill

Among sea foods, the shrimp is regarded as one of the healthiest. Accordingly, the shrimp do contain minerals and vitamins, which promote overall bodily wellness. In the world of grilling, shrimp is always a favorite choice.

Seafood restaurants do offer giant shrimp barbeque. Basically, the shrimp is marinated in lemon juice and flavored with special spices. Overall, this delectable grill has been gaining a following especially to barbeque fans. Aside from the distinct taste, too much of this food will still be good.

Not only for the Food

Oil is very useful in grilling barbecue. The oldest and most known trick in cooking barbecue is to brush some oil on your grill so the food won’t stick on your grill and you can have a very palatable presentation for your guests. Oil is also used to add flavor to your barbecue. Brushing flavored oil to the food you are grilling will make it cook easier and give it more zest.

Another thing you can do with cooking oil is to pour it in charcoal while you’re trying to build fire or heat. It will make the spread of heat in the charcoals a little faster. Try using ‘used’ oil for this trick so that you can keep the good oil for flavoring.

BBQ Cola

Indeed, barbeque is an American food always present in parties and picnics. Chefs do suggest that aside from the quality of meat, the sauce has to be prepared to perfection. The sauce is considered as the barometer of taste and an essential additive. Recent changes in the culinary world prompted modifications in the preparation of the sauce. In fact, one of the most intriguing barbeque sauces is made out of cola. Although the name of the sauce sounds unconventional, the taste has been proven heavenly. No wonder the Cola barbeque sauce has been gaining popularity.

The Secret of Great Grilled Burgers

Ever get frustrated when you can’t seem to grill your hamburger evenly? Try this little secret. Poke a hole in the center of your hamburger patties. This will prevent your burger from rising; instead, it will be cooked inside and out.

It will also stop your burgers from burning on its edge and undercooked in the middle. Don’t worry your patties won’t look like donuts. The hole will close while cooking. And you and your guests will be able to enjoy a delicious meal. Now you know.

Hot Weather BBQing

In case you still want to bbq even if the sun is striking you straight on your face, you can do so. However, there are some things that you have to keep in mins when bbq during hot weather. For one, if you will be cooking for hours, make sure that you are in a lower temperature area. Second, use a meat thermometer in monitoring the internal heat of the meat when you are barbequing. Doing so will prevent the meat being overcooked and dried out. Last, defrost the meat that you will cook inside the refrigerator and not outside. This will avoid any food borne bacteria from multiplying and spoiling the meat.

Carolina Mustard Sauce

Carolina mustard sauce is available in bottles at your favorite supermarket. But why buy them when you can make them? All you need are, 3/4 cup yellow mustard, 3/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 ½ tablespoons butter, 2 teaspoons salt, ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper, ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce.

Combine all ingredients in a pan. Stir while cooking on low heat. Let it simmer for 30 minutes. Then wait for another hour before serving. Surely, your barbeque will taste more delicious because its sauce is comes from the heart, not from the bottle.

Grilled Chicken with a Sherry twist

Every barbeque-lover knows that a marinating meat before grilling it makes it more succulent. Adding a little sherry, makes its taste more special.

This simple chicken marinade recipe can be prepared in minutes. All you need to do is mix the soy sauce, vegetable oil, brown sugar, garlic. Don’t forget to add a tablespoon of cooking sherry. Put the chicken. Soak it good so the marinade can really leave its taste on your meat. Leave it on the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

Then it’s ready! Grill it and give your next barbeque party a little sherry twist.

Best BBQ Grilled Ribs

The simplest but nonetheless delicious way of cooking ribs is by grilling them.
Here’s a common recipe that you may use in making the best bbq grilled ribs.

Of course, you need ribs. Rub the ribs with oil, and salt and pepper (depending on your taste)
Place the ribs in a pan and cover it with just enough amount of water.
Let it simmer in the oven for 1 1/2 hours, be sure that the meat gets cooked
Drain the water after. Heat the grill.
Cover with foil and oil the ribs so it doesn’t stick to the grill.
Cook in a covered grill for about 5-10 minutes.
Brush some bbq sauce. If the sauce gets dark, then it’s nearly ready.
Let it cook for 5-10 minutes more.
Serve and enjoy.

Outdoor BBQ with Portable Grill

Outdoor cooking can be fun if you have a portable grill with you. It makes your cooking more enjoy while you appreciate the view and breeze of the outdoors. Grilling, they say, is a backyard or outdoor (or just somewhere where there’s no roof) ritual. The smoke it produces explains why this is so, otherwise your home will become a gas chamber. Portable BBQ grills usually run on gas, some still rely on coal. Whatever type you choose it will surely make your food tastier, just don’t burn the meat.