No matter if you grill chicken, vegetables, beef, fruit slices, pork, or more kebab skewers than you thought possible, summer means barbecue season. We love to pack up our kitchen goodies for outdoor fixings and move outside to cook when the heat gets turned up. Standing over an open grill with the sky above our heads turns cooking and meal preparation into an entirely different experience.
Since barbecuing seems as personal as the ways we choose to parent, tips and tricks for outdoor cooking surround the process. Did you know if you have guests over for a barbecue, polite cooks ask how others like their meat cooked instead of grilling to your heart’s (and stomach’s) content?
Also, you can clean your still-hot grill with half of an onion rubbed on the grate to strip the grease clean – had you heard of that? Some folks would never grill chicken unless it had a chance to marinate for at least two days; others say you only need to marinate for a few hours for flavor perfection. Where do you fall on the marinating scale?
After grilling up your creations, the best part of the meal happens: sitting down to enjoy the efforts of the grill-master. Whether you click your teeth on a row of blackened, buttered corn on the cob or savor a juicy, succulent bite of ribs, we hope this delicious season brings a satisfying smile to your face. Happy grilling to all!