Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen Edition #1

Thirteen of Phil's favorite grilling accessories
1. Stainless steel 6 burner with infra red heat barbecue
2. Pig tail meat hook
3. 18" grill tongs
4. Grilling knife with 18" handle
5. Grill Griddle
6. Vegetable basket
7. Grill Wok
8. Cedar Planks
9. Spray bottle
10. Grill spatula with 18" long handle
11. Meat Fork
12. Thermometer Fork
13. Fish barbecue basket

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Smoking with wood

Smoking with wood chips is a great way to add tremendous flavor to your meat. I've used several different types of wood and found hickory to be one of my favorites. Preparation for meat smoking is relatively simply and fills the air with delightful aroma. Here are some few simple steps to follow:
1. Select the flavor of wood chips you wish to use, put in a bucket, add water and allow to soak for at least 2 hours.
2. Select the cut of meat you wish to smoke.
3. When the chips have soaked for at least two hours, start your charcoal.
4. Remove the wood chips from the water and add to the top of the prepared coals.
5. Place your meat in the smoker.
6. Close the lid. In a few hours you will have smoked meat.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Grilling Specialties

Grilling for me doesn't happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Grilling for me is a 365 experience. There is nothing like the smell of charcoal and grilling steaks at 30 below to make all your neighbors jealous as they sit down for turkey or ham as their Christmas dinner. Some how a celebration like this for tels the promise of spring. What a gift! your neighbors inhale on that Christmas morning when they smell that steak pristinely in the crisp air. Similarly in the height of summer with the smoker blaring the scent of hickory or maple your neighbors will know that something delightful will emerge in a couple of hours.

Grilling 365 take seasonal cooking and creates a life style. We hope to explore that life style with you.