It’s summer time, which means it's time to fire up the grill! When you do, don’t limit your fare to steaks and hamburgers because there is so much more that can be grilled. Think kabobs with vegetables and shrimp, fruit kabobs, or grilled Portobello mushrooms. Fruits and vegetables that are grilled add new and interesting flavors to classic dishes. Even you can look like a grill master if you follow a few simple steps. And don't forget, like anything else, practice makes perfect.
Check your grill and be sure that you have no leaking gas lines or valves before firing it up. Make sure you have enough gas, too, or charcoal if using a charcoal grill, as well as fire starting fluid or sticks.
Thoroughly thaw any meat that you will grill, and prepare it and anything else that you will be grilling according to your preferred recipe. If you need a recipe, this is a great one for BBQ Beef Ribs and a dry rub that can be used on a nice brisket, poultry, or fruit if you like.
A good steak will need little more than salt, pepper and a light brushing of olive oil. Some cuts of meat, however, are better if prepared with a marinade. Besides, it's always fun to try new flavors when grilling.
Gather Your Tools
Like any job, it's always easier if you have the right tools and grilling is no exception. Grab you tongs, spatulas, grill brush and serving dishes. You will also need a surface to set your tools on that is within easy reach of the grill. A water spray bottle will come in handy to stop grill flair ups.
Fire It Up
Be sure that the grill is clean. Whether you are using a gas grill or charcoal for grilling, make sure that it has reached optimal temperature before loading it up with food. The items that take longer to cook should be placed on the grill first and quick cook items, like kosher hot dogs, can be cooked later.
In a perfect world, everything for the meal should be ready at the same time, and it can be if you plan and are prepared before you start. If there are children in the crowd, throw some kosher hot dogs on the grill so that they can eat first. A quick spiral cut on the dogs will help them cook straight and give them a better flavor. Plus, it's just more fun to serve a spiral dog and the kids will love them.
Are You Too Busy to Cook?
It's OK to ask for help when you need it, and the culinary team at PaNosh Kosher Catering is always ready to answer the call. We'll help you plan the perfect menu to fit your event. We can help with a birthday party, Mitzvahs, brunch or any other event. Call us today to get started!