Quick Summer Grilling Tips

It’s Grilling Season! Who is excited as we are? And we’re not talking about the same old hamburgers, hot dogs, and potato salad. There is nothing wrong with old favorites but let’s dive into something fresh and new!

 

In preparation, we wanted to review some safety tips and procedures to ensure an optimal grilling experience:

Grill Preparation & Safety

  • Is it in a safe spot, far enough from the house?
  • Is the drip tray clean?
  • Is your propane connection tight?
  • Scrape down any remaining residue from last year
  • Season liberally with oil
  • Keep fire proof oven mitts and a spray bottle of water nearby in case of flare-ups

 

Now for the good stuff…

 

Easy & Delicious Grilling Ideas

Brush on some oil for flavor!

Veggie

Oil

Asparagus

Lemon EVOO

Zucchini

Tuscan Herb EVOO

New Potatoes

White Truffle Oil

Cherry Tomatoes

Basil EVOO

Peppers

Garlic and/or Chipotle EVOO

Corn

Butter EVOO & Truffle Sea Salt

Baby Bok-Choy

Toasted Sesame Oil

Beets

Blood Orange EVOO

 

 

Marinate or glaze with balsamics* to turn up the volume on FLAVOR

 

Food

Balsamic

Sweet Potatoes

Maple Balsamic

Skirt Steak

Green Chili Oil & Espresso Balsamic

Chicken

Harissa EVOO & Pineapple Balsamic

Pork

Red Apple Balsamic

Salmon

Rosemary EVOO & Traditional Balsamic

Peaches

Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic

Fruit Kebabs

Chocolate Balsamic

Watermelon & Feta or Goat Cheese

Fig Balsamic

Pineapple w/ Cinnamon

Cara Cara Orange-Vanilla Balsamic

 

*When grilling with balsamics, be sure to apply the vinegar near the end of cooking. Otherwise, the naturally occurring sugars will burn and you’ll end up with charcoal instead of a delicious meal

 

Refreshing Infusions and Cocktails

For a thirst quenching and kid-friendly treat:

  • Add fresh fruit to water, and let stand overnight in the fridge
  • Freeze fruit and juice or water in an ice cube tray

 

For a light (not too sweet) cocktail…

  • 1oz of any fruit balsamic
  • 1oz Vodka or Gin
  • 2oz carbonated beverage (Seltzer, Perrier, Tonic, Ginger ale…)
  • Muddled or grilled fruit (optional)