Weber: TOP TIPS FOR GRILLING VEGETABLES

Vegetables on the grill can add some amazing flavors to your next BBQ dish. We have 4 key tips to remember next time you grill veggies.

Once you are ready to grill some veggies, scroll down to check out our Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob, it is a fan favorite from our newest cookbook, Weber’s Greatest Hits. Preview more recipes from the cookbook here.

Grill what’s growing at the time
Vegetables in season locally have big advantages over whatever has been shipped from across the world. They are riper, so they taste better. That means you can grill them simply with great results.

Expose as much surface area as possible
Cut each vegetable to give you the biggest area to put in direct contact with the cooking grates. The more direct contact, the better the flavors will be. For example, choose peppers with flat sides that you can easily slice off the core. The flatter the sides, the more surface area will caramelize on the hot cooking grates.

Use the good oil
Vegetables need oil to prevent sticking and burning. Neutral oils like canola oil will do the job fine, but an extra-virgin olive oil provides the added benefit of improving the flavor of virtually every vegetable. Brush on just enough to coat each side thoroughly but not so much that the vegetables would drip oil and cause flare-ups. Season the vegetables generously with salt and pepper (some of it will fall off). For more flavors, marinate the vegetables at room temperature for 20 minutes to an hour in olive oil, vinegar, garlic, herbs, and spices.

When is it done?
Firm vegetables such as onions and fennel, are often grilled somewhere between crisp and tender. If you want them softer, grill them a few minutes longer, although watch them carefully for burning. The grill intensifies the sweetness of vegetables quickly and that can lead to burning. Cut the vegetables as evenly as you can. A 1/2-inch thickness is right for most.

FAN FAVORITE VEGGIE RECIPE

Recipe from Weber’s Greatest Hits™. Used with permission by Jamie Purviance

Mexican-Style Corn On The cob

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  • PEOPLE

    Serves 4

  • PREP TIME

    10 mins

  • GRILLING TIME

    10 to 15 mins

THE INGREDIENTS

  • SPREAD
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • TOPPING
  • 3 tablespoons grated Cotija or Parmigiano-Reggiano® cheese
  • ¾ teaspoon prepared chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 4 ears corn, husked

Instructions

  • 01Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).
  • 02In a small bowl combine all the spread ingredients and mix well. In a second small bowl combine all the topping ingredients and mix well.
  • 03Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the corn over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until the kernels are browned in spots and tender, 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove from the grill.
  • 04Smear the spread all over the corn and then season evenly with the topping. Serve right away.

Thermador: FATHER’S DAY PAIRINGS TO WIN DAD’S HEART

Father’s Day is almost here, and what’s better than the gift of a delicious dish to pair with his favorite beer or wine? From beer-infused pretzels to sumptuous spaghetti, these remarkable recipes will wow Dad on his big day.

For the fathers who are connoisseurs in craft beer, it’s essential to have a selection of their favorite beverages on hand. And for the perfectly paired snack that will win Dad’s heart, Homemade Soft Pretzels with Whole Grain Horseradish Mustard are the ultimate indulgent bite. Made with lager or pilsner beer and a mix of yeast, milk, egg, butter and brown sugar, this enjoyable appetizer is next-level incredible.

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To ensure that Dad never misses a sip, the Thermador Double Drawer Refrigerator from the all-new Freedom® Under Counter Refrigeration Collection sees to it that Dad never has to worry about running out of his favorite drink – no matter what room of the home he wants to relax in to enjoy his special day. With the innovative Bar Mode, the Double Drawer Refrigerator keeps his craft collection perfectly chilled and ready to enjoy, and stores bottles of all sizes – from long-necked to pitchers. What a hoppy Father’s Day.

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If Dad is more of the wine-loving type, a scrumptious spaghetti may be just the dish he desires. The ultimate companion to a perfectly aged vintage, a classic Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives and Capers will win you big points. Red pepper flakes, Kalamata olives, capers and pine nuts are just some of the standout flavors that combine to create this delightful dish. And making sure his favorite wine pairing is easily accessible, the Thermador Under Counter Glass Door Wine Reserve will keep every bottle at the perfect temperature – whether he opts for a Chardonnay, Pinot, or a robust red.

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To top off the special day, treat Dad to a decadent dessert. While an assortment of sweets pair wonderfully with wine and beer, one of my favorite recipes is a Flourless Chocolate Cake. The perfect match for a glass of Merlot or a chocolatey Guinness, this delectable dessert will be Dad’s favorite gift of the day.

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To give these pairings a try, check out the full recipes below. How are you celebrating Dad’s special day? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or on our social channels: www.facebook.com/thermador@ThermadorHome and @Thermador.

 

Homemade Soft Pretzels with Whole Grain Horseradish Mustard

Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers & Pine Nuts

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Broil King: MUST HAVE TOOLS FOR RESTAURANT STYLE MEALS AT HOME

Recent improvements in the design and engineering of gas grills have transformed the art of grilling.  From searing and rotisserie cooking, to planking and smoking, gas grills now provide chefs with several different grilling techniques to develop flavours, textures and aromas.  With a quality gas grill, the right set of features and a few key accessories, the culinary possibilities for a backyard chef are endless.

Here are our must have tools for creating restaurant quality  meals at home,  as follows:

Stone Grill Set: Bake restaurant-quality pizza, and bread with this durable stone grill set. Barbecued pizza provides a more authentic pie since the hot, dry air in your grill yields a much better result than preparing it in a conventional oven.

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Gourmet Burger Press: It makes perfect patties right at home. Grill enthusiasts will love experimenting with the endless menu possibilities this burger press provides. Options include Greek style burgers stuffed with feta cheese; roasted red peppers and olives; and Tex-Mex style burgers stuffed with jalapeño and cheddar.

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Wood Chips and Planks: Deep smoky flavours and fall-off-the-bone tenderness are hallmarks of the traditional barbecue cuisine. Create those authentic flavours at home using wooden planks, smoker boxes and flavoured wood chips. From the pungent flavours of hickory and mesquite to the sweeter, more delicate apple and cherry, several different types of chips are available and suited to specific cuts of meat.

Maple Planks

Roast Rack: A roast that is slow-cooked on a grill delivers amazing flavour and texture. Look for a rack that can accommodate a drip pan so you can catch all of the juices from the food.

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Barbecue Griddles: Just like flat-top griddles used in restaurants,  a non-stick griddle on a gas or charcoal barbecue is a versatile and handy tool for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Many griddles are reversible, with a flat surface for cooking eggs and pancakes on one side, and ridges on the other side for sandwiches and panini’s.

Broil King Cast Iron Griddle

 

For best results, we also recommends a gas grill designed with these performance features: excellent heat retention; searing power and flavour vaporization at the grids; full coverage stainless steel heat medium; precise heat control; a side burner and a rotisserie burner.

Read more about grilling and get some great recipes ideas atbroilkingbbq.com.

Broil King Recipes: Grand Marnier Kabobs

 

 

recipe_80092.jpgGather around the grill with this inspirational recipe and grilling ideas for family and friends.

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 apricots, firm & fresh
  • 3 figs, firm & fresh
  • 2 slices pineapple, 1 inch thick
  • 2 tangerines
  • 2 bananas, firm & fresh
  • 2 red delicious apples
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp grated orange peel
  • 1 tbsp Grand Marnier

 

DIRECTIONS

 

  1. Cut apricots in half, remove pits. Remove stalks and cut figs lengthwise in quarters. Cut pineapple slices in chunks. Peel tangerines and cut in quarters, leaving membranes on. Peel bananas and cut into 1″ slices. Peel apples and cut in quarters. Remove core and cut each quarter crosswise. Sprinkle apples and bananas with lemon juice to keep from discolouring.
  2. Thread a mixture of fruit onto 6 skewers starting and finishing with apple and pineapple. To prepare sauce, melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in powdered sugar, then Grand Marnier and orange juice and peel. Brush kabobs with sauce. Cook over MEDIUM heat, 5-6 minutes, basting frequently with the sauce, and turning to brown evenly. Serve hot with remaining sauce.

Weber: Griddled Breakfast

I am not a morning person. It takes every ounce of energy, and a few brimming cups of coffee, to get my day moving in the right direction. On the weekends, to aid my “suffering,” I like to give myself something to look forward to, a reason to not only take on the day headstrong but perhaps even early. Seeing my happy place is outside on the deck, there is no surprise my motivation to get moving on a Saturday is to grill breakfast.

With a love of grilling, you experiment not only with what to grill, but when to grill, which makes breakfast a natural addition. Every day, for as long as I can remember, I’ve started every morning with a cooked breakfast. A small fry skillet is perfect for a few eggs and bacon. However, if I want to feed a larger group, add a little more variety, add a lot more flavor, and take the work outside, the grill is my destination.

One of my favorite gas grill accessories, whether on the Summit, Genesis II, or Spirit II, is the griddle. The griddle is the perfect hard surface to cook more delicate items, such as eggs, bacon, or hashbrowns. Also, I didn’t mean “or,” I meant “and,” because breakfast requires all three.

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I’m quick to throw sausage patties on the grates, but sausage links end up on the griddle. By grilling the patties on the grates, their fat renders hitting the flavorizer bars which in turn blast flavor not only back on to the patties, but whatever is on the griddle. Be prepared for flavors not found in the kitchen.

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It’s said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. At my house, when it’s grilled, it’s the best.

Danby: 5 All-Star Gifts for Dads Who Can’t Wait for Summer

From camping trips to patio parties, we have Dad to thank for orchestrating some of our fondest summer memories. Now, it’s your chance to help him have another summer to remember. These all-star Father’s Day gifts are great for dads who are counting down the days to their first summer BBQ.

  1. Kegerator

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Beer just tastes better on draft. It’s a fact. But having beer on-tap at home used to take a whole lot of work. That’s the beauty of the kegerator: a compact, premade keg cooler and tap that’ll give your dad the joy of draft beer without the hassle.

The kegerator is easy to set up and use, and it’s compatible with his choice of home-brewed or store bought kegs (no judgement on brand, either). It’s perfect for playoffs season, patio season, or any other season that calls for cold beer.

  1. Outdoor Refrigerator

5 All-Star Gifts for Dads Who Can’t Wait for Summer

Outdoor kitchens and wet bars are increasingly popular, and neither is complete without an outdoor fridge. Outdoor refrigerators are designed to withstand the summer heat, keeping beverages and BBQ condiments fresh and cold even in tropical temperatures.

If your Dad loves to throw backyard BBQs, and he can’t stand people walking to the fridge with their shoes on, this is a top-notch Father’s Day gift. It’s also a great choice for a dad who has recently downsized, since it’ll let him extend his living space outside (whether he has a balcony or a full backyard).

  1. Wine Cooler

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Here’s something to go with your Dad’s favourite bottle of Amarone. Climate has a drastic effect on the taste of wine, and it’s not easy to strike the right balance: the fridge is too cold, and room temperature is usually too warm, especially during summer. The solution? A Wine cooler.

This tiny wine chiller maintains the ideal temperature for wine and fits right on a countertop. It’s an awesome Father’s Day gift for dads who make their own wine, or just like to have a few extra bottles on-hand.

  1. Portable Ice Maker

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When you think of great gifts for dads who love camping, an ice maker probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But your dad probably has enough lawn chairs already, and ice is always in high demand when you’re working with limited fridge space.

A portable ice maker will save Dad a trip (or three) to the campground store. If your dad asked for a new cooler, surprise him with one of these as well.

  1. Silhouette Reserve

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For some men, wine is an indulgence. For others, it’s a hobby. And then there are those whose obsession with wine makes you look up the word oenophile.

That’s the sort of dad who will appreciate a gift like Silhouette’s Reserve wine cooler, which protects up to 37 bottles from invasion by even the slightest bit of heat, humidity, and vibration. Consider the Reserve if your Dad likes to surprise his summer party guests with a bottle from his personal collection.