Saturday, June 26, 2010

BBQ'ing 101 For Girls

The grill- one of man's favorite inventions next to tv, beer and gaming chairs. But just because they love it doesn't mean it is a boy only things. Us girls can throw down some mean BBQ if we have the right equipment and use the right utensils.

Know your grill!


Gas grills are grills that use a natural gas line or gas from a tank as fuel..

Charcoal grills are grills that uses charcoal briquettes as its main fuel.



Electric grills are powered by electricity without an open flame. These can be used indoors as well as outdoors and are more environmentally friendly than charcoal or gas grill

For flavor there are many different ways to achieve maximum flavors. There are many varieties of rubs, wood chips and marinades that will drives your friends taste buds wild!

Check out these BBQ Rubs
Try these awesome Marinades
Go here to try different Wood Chips

Grilling on a plank

While salmon has been the long partner of the plank there are other foods that are just as tasty such as chicken, pork and even veggies. In choosing a plank, pick only untreated cedar, alder, hickory, or maple. Here are a few other tips to ensure plank-grilling success:
  • Prepare the plank by soaking it at least one hour in a bucket or cooler filled with water. This adds moisture to the wood and prevents it from burning on the grill.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of salt or 1 cup of white wine, apple juice, citrus, or berry juice to the soaking water to accent wood aromas.
  • If a plank is being used for the first time, season it by placing it on a preheated grill for 2 minutes, turning once. Lightly toasting the plank on both sides will intensify its smoky flavor and prevent warping. When the plank starts crackling, it's ready for cooking.
  • Place marinated or ready-to-cook foods directly on the plank. Keep the grill's lid closed as much as possible to maintain temperatures and maximize smoking. Note: planked food does not have to be turned during grilling.
  • Keep a spray bottle filled with water handy so flames can be extinguished if the plank starts to burn.
Here are some outfits to let them know you men business:
Shirt from Zazzle
Apron from My Red Packet

Awesome aprons from Gift Aprons

Another cool apron from High Cotton

Here is a website that lists all the juicy details of grilling and what have you.

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1 comment:

  1. I completely agree BBQ is not just limited to men, women are better at it as they understand cooking techniques better. These bbq for girls are extremely cool and handy for a perfect ladies night.