Thermador: Exceptional Sips for Spring

Now that spring is in full swing and temperatures are finally starting to warm up, take the party outdoors for a night of happy hour cocktails and al fresco appetizers.

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While we love a handshaken cocktail, there’s nothing that dulls a party faster than being stuck behind the bar mixing cocktails all evening. As a host, the best way to not become the unofficial bartender for the night is to plan ahead. We love batched cocktails, or supersized versions of your favorite sips, which can be made hours ahead of time and chilled before your guests arrive.

You can also get creative with your batched cocktails by adding this season’s produce and herbs to create a unique twist on your favorite classic cocktails.

5 of our all-time favorite combinations include:

Lavender with a Vodka Lemonade

Blackberry with a Mint Julep

Blueberry and Basil with a Margarita

Cilantro and Pineapple with a Moscow Mule

Sage with a Tequila Lime Spritzer

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Serve in a large bowl or pitcher that can double as a festive centerpiece to any table, and arrange the ingredients you used—like whole citrus fruits and bundles of fresh herbs—as decorative elements. Make sure to fully stock the ice bucket with Diamond Ice from your Thermador freezer column or bottom freezer refrigeration. The ice will not only look dazzling in a glass, but the specially designed shape allows more ounces of ice per glass, keeping guests’ cocktails chilled longer as they sip through the evening.

Don’t forget to share all your exceptional spring culinary moments with us at www.thermador.com/share-the-exceptional!

Cheers!

Crown Verity: Cook Your Favorite Oven Recipe On The Grill. Here’s How.

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TURN YOUR GRILL INTO AN OUTDOOR OVEN

Your oven cooks using indirect heat. Your grill uses direct contact heat. To turn your grill into an oven, you still want to heat the grill but, because you’ll be using it differently, you shouldn’t turn all the elements on. This effectively creates a baking/convection environment. It also leaves a place for you to put the food so it doesn’t touch a direct heat source. Which elements you prefer to use are up to you: some prefer to the inside burners while others like to turn on the outside ones instead.

Another must-do is to set your grill temperature 25 degrees F higher than what is called for in your recipe. This is because grills lose heat faster than an oven when the lid is opened. That extra little bit of heat will help compensate for it. And speaking of opening the lid, try to avoid unnecessary “peeking” since this will definitely affect your grill’s ability to cook evenly and will add to the length of time needed to finish. (Tip: If you’re using a baking sheet, a layer of foil between the sheet and the grill may help reduce scorching.)

TRY STEAMING OR POACHING

Yes, your grill will do this beautifully for you. While there are veggie trays and steam pan accessories available for some grills, you can steam or poach on virtually any grill using a foil packet. Lay a large sheet on a flat surface. Place your ingredients in the centre then pull one side over to the other, roll the edges together to seal and fold the remaining side in to close. It’s recommended that you not seal this too tightly as there will be expansion during the steaming process.

GRILLED VEGGIES ADD A NEW DIMENSION TO SALADS

Don’t be limited by the kinds of vegetables you do on the grill. Sure, there are the go-to veggies that are top performers like carrots, potatoes, corn, tomatoes and the like. But when you use your grill as your oven, it opens up a whole host of possibilities – options that your oven simple can’t offer. For starters, try amping up your greens. Have you tried grilling vegetables like cabbage or romaine? It’s the same as grilling corn or zucchini – just cut the head half, grease lightly with olive oil and place cut-side down on the grill for about five minutes.

SO MANY OPTIONS, SO MANY WAYS TO GRILL

Pizzas? Quesadillas? Yes, and more. Your outdoor grill can do just about anything that your indoor grill can – and then some. Your pizza stone will work just as well on your grill as it will in your oven. Quesadillas are another tasty surprise that you might not have thought about before. Desserts? Absolutely. There’s grilled watermelon, fruit kebabs, cobblers, even pies.

There really is no limit to the delicious possibilities that open up when you adapt a favorite recipe for the grill.

Broil King Grilling Techniques: Planking

PLANKING

Another unique and delicious way to grill food is by using a wooden plank. This is a surefire way to get delicious results and wow your dinner guests. The smoke created from the plank sitting directly above a lit burner infuses the meat with unsurpassed grilled flavour.

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Using a plank is simple:

    1. Soak it in water for at least an hour and pat it dry
    2. Pre-heat your grill on HIGH for 10 minutes
    3. Coat both sides of the plank with olive oil then place the seasoned meat on it
    4. Place the plank on the grill directly over the lit burner and reduce the heat to MEDIUM-LOW
    5. Cook the meat to its desired doneness
    6. Cedar planks are ideal for salmon but don’t be afraid to try other meats with it. Pork goes great on a maple plank and lamb is delicious on alder.

Note: Make sure to be careful while handling the plank after grilling and that it is fully extinguished before discarding.

Broil King Techniques: Indirect Cooking

INDIRECT COOKING

The indirect method of grilling is a technique for cooking larger cuts of meat such as roasts or poultry. As the name implies, the food is not grilled directly over the heat but by hot air circulating around the food. This set up means there is no need to turn or baste the food. The result is delicious, worry-free barbecuing with little chance of flare-ups.

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DRIP PAN METHOD

Juices and drippings fall and mix with the contents of the drip pan. This mixture will vapourize, impart delicious flavours and ensure a moist and succulent roast, chicken or turkey.
To use the drip pan method:

  1. Remove the grids and place the drip pan on top of the heat medium
  2. Pour water or other cooking liquid, such as fruit juice or wine, into the drip pan
  3. Replace the cooking grids
  4. Preheat the grill on HIGH for 10 minutes then adjust the heat to MEDIUM or MEDIUM/LOW
  5. Spray or brush the grids with cooking oil, then place the meat directly on the grids above the drip pan
  6. Close the lid, and sit back and relax as your food becomes infused with delicious flavour
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ONE-BURNER METHOD

  1. Place a drip pan over the heat medium, under the cooking grids, on the side of the grill where you will be turning off the burner
  2. Preheat the grill on HIGH and then turn off one burner.
  3. Brush or spray the cooking grids with cooking oil.
  4. When grilling beef or pork sear the meat on all sides using the lit side of the grill and then transfer it over to the unlit side.
  5. Regulate the heat setting to maintain your desired temperature, (generally MEDIUM)
  6. This method is wonderful not only for roasts but also for thicker steaks, chops and bone-in cuts of chicken

In this segment BBQ Naz shows you how to grill using the Indirect method. Indirect cooking is great for cuts of meat that take a while to cook. The indirect, convection oven like way the heat circulates around the oven keep the food moist. Watch and enjoy!

Silhouette Renoir: The Art of Wine

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Keep your varietals close at hand and easy to access! Our new contemporary wine display allows each and every bottle to be visible from the outside. Big impact, little space! At under 10” deep it can be mounted to a wall with minimal impact to space of the room.

Pocket doors discreetly mounted in the side walls allow easy removal of an individual bottle of wine without disturbing its neighbors. Energy efficient LED lighting with three settings: On, Off, or Motion activated.Motion activated illuminates the cabinet as people approach then turns off automatically.

Powered by Zeronext technology which provides 3 key benefits:
• Quiet: This system produces less than half the noise of a typical wine cooler,
• Maintains a consistent temperature throughout the interior and stabilizes the
temperature of the wine within 1/4 degree,
• Vibration free zone: Virtually eliminates all the internal vibrations common in a typical wine cooler leaving your wine collection undisturbed.
Triple pane Low E glass protects your wine collection from harmful UV light.

Door ajar alarm chimes when the door has not been fully closed.

Panel ready kit purchased separately.

3 year in home warranty on parts and labor.

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What’s In Store: Broil King

Every Broil King gas grill is built to provide unparalleled grilling versatility. No matter what model you choose, the legendary Broil King cooking system gives you the ability to grill almost anything on your barbecue in any style you desire. Every part of the cooking system is designed and engineered for a specific purpose. When combined, the results are simply spectacular. Learn more about the key features that make our grills the best performing gas grills on the market.

 

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