Archive | July, 2006
I recently received a pair of Steven Raichlen’s “Luma Tongs” which are basically BBQ tongs with a built in LED light. I’m surprised that nobody has thought of this before. The LED isn’t super duper bright, but it’s bright enough to do the job. They certainly add enough to make a difference. The tongs themselves [...]
Debbie writes to tell me that the Highland Rotary of Hudson Valley, NY is having its 2nd annual RibFest Aug. 18-20 at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, NY. The RibFest features a KCBS-sanctioned grilling contest, along with demonstrations, a vendors’ row of BBQ-related items, lots of great BBQ vendors, music, kids activities and [...]
The Richmond, Kentucky chapter of the Lions Club is holding their second annual BBQ cookoff September 10, 2006 at the Richmond Pottery Festival. They are now accepting competitors. You can enter meats in several categories; Beef, Chicken, Ribs, Pork, or Mutton. There is also a chili cookoff category. Entry is $25 for a single category [...]
A cheap tool is an expensive tool, that’s what my Dad always says. It’s certainly true with grills. If you think you can save a few bucks on a no name grill, you should be prepared to face the consequences. As “this article”:http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060704/FEATURES02/607040332/1025 from the Detroit Free Press tells us, you get what you pay [...]
Cal Flame’s state-of-the-art Smart Grill has completely electronic controls. There are no knobs or valves to twist or turn, adding to the grill’s sleek, clean style. The on/off switch, temperature gauge, timers, convection controls and lighting are completely digital, making it simple and safe to use. The numerous safety features include electronic shut-off valves if [...]
Reader Mike from Nashville writes to ask: “How long is it safe to keep meat in the freezer?” I did some checking and talked to the Texas Beef Council, and a number of other sources to pull together this chart of storage time for common barbecue items. Here’s the breakdown: ||*Refrigerator*|*Freezer*| |*Steaks and Roasts*|3 or [...]
The New York City Fire Department has published an online guide of grilling safety tips to help you make it through the summer grilling season safe and sound. Included are tips for before and after grilling, how to handle fires and other emergencies, and recommended maintenance to keep your equipment running smoothly. It doesn’t mention [...]
If you don’t know your baby back ribs from your spare ribs, or have any idea what a St. Louis style cut is, then you better head on over to the “BBQ Institute”:http://bbqinstitute.com/Ribs.htm for some learning! Step by step with lots of photos. the experts over at this extensive barbecue website will have you cooking [...]
You may be familiar with the technique of using sprigs of rosemary as skewers to add flavor to scallops, well here’s a product that expands on that idea. These wood skewers are infused with flavored oils that season while they cook. The skewers come in a wide variety of flavors; Citrus Rosemary, Garlic Herb, Honey [...]
In a previous article I’ve talked about “grilling corn on the cob”:http://www.bbqreport.com/archives/barbecue/2006/06/11/grilling-corn-on-the-cob/ without the husks. Generally, that’s the way I like it, but here’s an interesting recipe that caught my eye. It packs sprigs of mint into the husks while grilling, adding some extra zing.
Here’s an interesting recipe for you to try. It’s a grilled sea scallop salad, served with a warm dressing atop mixed greens. The recipe serves four, but it’s easy to double up. Or, you could cut the number of scallops per salad and serve this as an appetizer for 8 to 10 people.
If you know your way around a steak, you may want to compete (or maybe just attend) the third annual Texas Steak Cook-Off in “Hico, Texas”:http://www.hico-tx.com/. The little town of Hico, (pronounced “high-coh”) holds the cook off as part of its Old Settlers Reunion, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. There are two divisions, [...]
Super star chef “Todd English”:http://www.toddenglish.com/ is cooking up a slew of gourmet sandwiches on the grill this summer. Taking on the panini craze, Todd recommends an impressive lineup of grilled goodness: * pitas with grilled vegetables, hummus and apricot yogurt * grilled andouille on a slit pretzel roll * barbecued eel, pork belly, and avocado [...]
If your grilling is done from the back of your tailgate then here’s your chance to win big from Lifetime Products, Inc. They are “giving away”:http://www.tailgateofalifetime.com/ $10,000 cash, and an ultimate tailgate package. Plus, finalist get an all expenses paid trip to Michigan International Speedway for the big showdown. You’ll be judged by various famous [...]
There’s an excellent article over on MSN’s site today that serves as a quicky guide to to choosing a new gas grill. If you went to fire up your grill yesterday and it poofed out on you, this is probably an article you need to read. It covers the various types of grills, the features [...]