Wednesday, June 10, 2015

It's Grill Season

The program for the Extension Clubs this month is on Grilling Tips.

 I learned many things while researching this program. When the weather is hot and we want to avoid heating our house by using the oven or stove, a grill is a great choice and the smoky flavor is a welcomed change. With a little practice you can prepare a whole meal including dessert on your grill. 

You do not have to have a fancy or large grill. Sometimes a small charcoal grill fits the bill the best. You can cook just enough for one or two and won't feel wasteful.  Gas grills can heat in minute, but with charcoal you often have better control of your heat.

Have you ever baked a cake on your grill? Almost any baked recipe can be prepared on the grill. You just need to set your grill up for indirect heat and maintain it at a 350 degree temperature. A heavy dutch oven is the best choice for a baking pan, but you can use an aluminum pan.  Remember any pan you use on the grill will get black on the bottom, so make sure it is not your favorite.

If you would like a copy of the program handout on grilling tips and techniques with some great dishes made in foil packets and options for seasoning meat, call the Extension Office and one will be sent to you.

To get you started here is an easy blueberry crumble recipe from the Barbecue University.