Getting Ready for Grilling Season
As the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to start getting ready for grilling season! This includes cleaning and prepping your grill, stocking up on supplies and of course, testing out new recipes. So get ready to fire up the grill and enjoy some delicious meals this summer!
Tips for Preparing Your Grill
Looking forward to grilling season? So are we! Follow these simple tips and you’ll be all set to fire up the grill and enjoy some delicious meals.
Cleaning and Prepping Your Grill
The first step is to make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. Start by giving it a good scrub with a wire brush. You will want to make sure there is no rust on the grates and that they are nice and clean.
Next, give your grill a good oiling. This will help to prevent sticking and make sure your food gets that perfect sear. You can use a brush or a cloth to rub vegetable oil on the grates.
If you have a gas grill, you will also want to check your propane levels and make sure you have a full tank. Nothing is worse than running out of gas in the middle of cooking! In addition, check all fuel lines for any cracks or leaks.
Now that your grill is clean and ready to go, it’s time to start stocking up on supplies.
Test out new recipes!
If you are looking for some grilling inspiration, make sure to check out the recipes at Pat’s. They have a wide variety of recipes that are perfect for the grill. It is fun and exciting to try new things, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
You can even try grilling foods other than meat. Vegans and vegetarians can enjoy grilled veggies, fruits and even tofu. There are endless possibilities when it comes to grilling, so get creative!
Get Your Food Ready
Of course, you will also need some good quality food to cook on your grill. This includes meats, vegetables, fruits and anything else you may want to grill. If you are using a gas grill, you may also want to invest in a smoker box to add some extra flavor.
When choosing meats, make sure to choose the best meat for the type of grilling you are doing. For example, if you are using a smoker box, you will want to choose a meat that has a higher fat content so it doesn’t dry out.
Don’t Forget the Sauces and Seasonings!
No grill is complete without some delicious sauces and seasonings. Be sure to stock up on your favorites so you can enjoy them all summer long.
If you are wanting delicious tasting and juicy bbq, try marinating your meat for at least 30 minutes before grilling. This will help to lock in all the flavors and make your bbq taste even better.
Popular seasonings include salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. And of course, no grill is complete without some barbecue sauce! Below is a simple and quick recipe for a Memphis style Barbeque sauce that everyone at your cookout will rave about.
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
You can find more tips on making the perfect barbeque sauce here.
What’s A BBQ Without Sides?
No barbecue is complete without some delicious sides. Some of our favorites include potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans and corn on the cob. Be sure to have a variety of options so everyone can find something they like.
Drinks are also a must at any cookout. Make sure to have plenty of water on hand to keep everyone hydrated. In addition, have some lemonade or iced tea for those who want something a little sweeter. And of course, don’t forget the beer!
Make Sure You Have Grilling Supplies
Of course, you will need some basic supplies like charcoal or propane, lighter fluid, matches or a lighter. If you are using charcoal, you will also need a chimney starter.
In addition, you will want to make sure you have all the necessary tools on hand. This includes tongs, a spatula, a basting brush and grill brush. You may also want to invest in a grill shield to help protect your hands from the heat.
So there you have it, everything you need to know to get ready for grilling season. So what are you waiting for? Fire up the grill and enjoy some delicious food this summer!
So what are you waiting for? Get ready for grilling season by following these simple tips. Clean and prep your grill, stock up on supplies and test out new recipes. Then fire up the grill and enjoy some delicious food this summer!