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It's BBQ time....

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by Carol Al-Ajroush, May 17, 2005.

  1. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    So does anyone feel like sharing special grilling tips and techniques? Have any delicious recipes or tips to share on grilling? In fact, what's the most unusual thing you've ever grilled? Was it a success?

    Okay as far as grilling tips, I only just recently learned to get that special wood flavor, be sure and soak the wood chips before putting them on the grill. Here all along we had simply been adding them right to the grill whether using gas or charcoal.

    Some of our favorite items to grill include first taking an aluminum pan and coating the bottom with olive oil and then just simply slicing up whatever fresh veggies are on hand and layer them in the pan. Add your favorite spices, cover the top with foil and place on the grill.

    Additionally we discovered the "beer can" chicken. I'm not sure where this device is found as we received it as a gift from my son but it's a stand in which you insert a can of beer (or soft drink) and then insert the chicken over top the stand. Be sure and place half an onion on top of the opening of the chicken to seal in the flavor. Coat the chicken all over with your favorite spices or inject your favorite marinade into the chicken. Place on grill, close grill cover and let it go. We use the chickens from Costco and find that it usually takes 2 hours for it to grill and the result is a delicious, tender and flavorful chicken.

    Has anyone tried grilling duck? This is on my husband's list of things to try on the grill.

    Bon appetite!
     
  2. brim

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    soak the wood chips in apple juice
     
  3. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    thanks - what a great tip!

     
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    sasha_j New Member

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    One word:

    Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen

    http://www.mpt.org/schedule/series.cfm?series_id=12262

    Watch or record it weekly on MPT. Every Saturday 11:30 am. Steven is the master, his book, "How to Grill" is our ultimate guide. He has taught me to prepare entire meals on the grill, from appetizers to deserts. Your guests will be astounded.
     
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    Sunny Chief Advisor

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    We have his book The Barbecue Bible and it is my favorite cookbook.

     
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    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    I am an absolute believer in charcoal over gas grills.

    My very wise uncle once told me, there's more beer drinking time with charcoal, and not enough with gas.
     
  7. SarasMom

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    My dad is the king of the bbq. His pride & joy is his Big Green Egg. (biggreenegg dot com) He's done our Thanksgiving turkeys on it the past several years and man are they GOOD! :)
     
  8. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    My spouse is the same but for practicality when we have late nights, we have both gas and charcoal so we can pretty much have bbq whenever we want.

     

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