Grilling in the Backyard

Sometimes when people use the term barbequing they are referring to grilling. Now we have made a point of distinguishing “low heat” barbequing and “high heat” grilling because there is a difference and we want people to be technically correct. Both make the outdoor season enjoyable.

Having said that we decided to add a page on grilling. We want to provide the best recipes, tips, and techniques on grilling to make your outdoor cooking activities the best that they can be. So please take a look at the information on this page and linked to this page. We think it is a good resource so enjoy!



Great Tips For Better Barbeque Steak Recipes

grilled-t-bone-steakIt’s time to fire up the grill again, and you’re ready to tackle some new dishes. While chicken is always great barbecued, you may want to try your hand at some Barbeque Steak Recipes this summer. If you’re not quite sure which sauces or marinades to use, here are a few suggestions.

It’s important to pick very potent ingredients when you’re marinating steak, since the meat is much thicker and tougher than poultry or seafood. Ingredients like vinegar and soy sauce are great marinades to use, since these are extremely salty and savory. They’ll soak through the meat really well, and won’t be too overpowering in most cases. If you’re going to be putting your steaks on a traditional outdoor grill, you may also want to include oils in your marinade. This will provide a great crust for the meat, especially when you mix herbs and spices with the oil. Olive oil is the healthiest to use, but you can also use canola oil to reduce the fat and cholesterol.

Other ingredients that you can use for BBQ recipes steak include dry or wet mustard, as well as Worcheshire sauce. Most sauces have anchovies in them, and this provides a salty flavor that compliments the meat well without having to add more salt. You can also use vegetables like onion and garlic in the marinade that you use, so that the steak will be more savory without being too bitter. This way, you’ll only have to add small amounts of salt and pepper.

Of course, if you’re going to be barbecue cooking, you’ll need to know how to make your own barbecue sauce. You can create a number of great beef BBQ recipes by making a white barbecue sauce with ingredients like white wine vinegar, black pepper, cream and garlic, plus lemon and lime flavors. Or, you can make a more traditional sauce for your Barbeque Steak Recipes when you mix ingredients like tomato paste, molasses, garlic, onion and spices.

If you want to know more about Barbeque Steak Recipes, you can check out some issues of your favorite magazines for free recipes that you can use over and over again. You can also search online for the recipes that you want. Most sites will tell you how long it will take to prepare the steaks, and there are a number of databases that will allow you to join a forum. This way, you can talk to other cooks and get some great ideas for how to prepare the sauces that you’re using for your next cookout, or how long to cook your steaks in order to enhance the flavor.

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