Monday, June 11, 2012

Grilling gear

If you haven't noticed by now, we love to grill at my house (it's even a part of the blog description and the grill has its own picture on the about page). 

When we purchased our grill two years ago, we knew we wanted a charcoal grill or a smoker (the food tastes so much better to us).  We decided on the Char-Griller brand and absolutely love it!



Simon got some great grilling gear for Christmas, and they are definitely being used on a weekly basis. 

Digital wireless thermometer



Heavy-duty tool set with holder


Charcoal starter



{Non-Christmas items}
A pan for water (seen behind the charcoal starter above)

Wood chips wrapped in foil for a smoked flavor


He has also been trying new techniques for the meat to be even better.  This includes placing a pan of water in the grill which adds moisture to the meats, and using a dry rub which gives the outside of the meat a nice crunch.  Of course he could explain the technical aspects of this better than I could, but all that matters is that the food tastes GREAT! :-D

Here are some shots from our Memorial Day cookout:

Fruit and veggie kabobs


Mom

Grilled Salmon Nicoise Salad

Whiskey sour with pineapple mango lemonade ice cubes!


So what are some of your go-to grilling items and techniques?

5 comments:

  1. that looks amazing! I wish that I had a grill like that!

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  2. Those ice cubes sound amazing! Is there a secret recipe somewhere?

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  3. We too love grilling!! Well Hasani grills and I come up with ideas lol. His favorite grilling item is the pizza stone. Over the weekend we made carnitas nachos so good! I'll post the recipe soon they are a MUST to try this Summer

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  4. Thanks, Shelley! It's rather simple. We cut up pineapples into cubes, popped them into an ice cube tray, then poured mango lemonade into the tray :)

    Katrina, that sounds SOOO good! We will have to try the pizza out on the grill. The nachos sound delish as well...I'm getting hungry thinking about all of this, lol!

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  5. I liked your grill it is great,would like to have it.The pictures are nice and all the food is just mouth watering.

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