Grilling Tips Part 3

We continue our grilling series today with another great tip!

Smoked or cured food should not be placed on the grill: it contains nitrite pickling salt, which creates nitrosamines when it is cooked at high temperatures. These are suspected to be carcinogenic. It is better to choose high-quality, lean, drained marinated food at room temperature, such as meat, fish or vegetables.

Happy Grilling!

Grilling Tips Part 2

Today we are bringing you another grilling tip to help you stay safe while grilling!

If fat or oily marinade drops into the embers, smoke is produced which contains highly toxic substances that are considered carcinogenic. The simplest way to prevent fat and liquid from running into the embers is to put aluminum foil on the grill. Extra strong foil is best, as it does not tear so quickly. If the edges of the film are bent upwards, even small pieces of food, such as shrimps, can be cooked on them. Vegetables, such as potatoes, beets, or radishes, can be completely wrapped in foil with herbs or marinades for flavor.
Another option is to use special aluminum grill trays which also ensure that nothing drips into the embers, as the liquid is collected in the deep grooves. Grill trays are ideal for more tender or very juicy foods. An aluminum bowl also offers protection if the food has to cook longer and would burn on the grill.

Happy Grilling!

Grilling Marinade

Are you on the lookout for a marinade that is both healthy and delicious? Well then we have the recipe for you today! Many ready-made marinades at the store are full of sugar and other ingredients that are not good for your metabolism. Making a marinade at home is therefore not only much better for you but is also quick and easy!

We recommend trying this marinade:
Mix 1 cup (¼ L) of rape seed oil with 1 teaspoon of sea salt, freshly ground pepper, 1 large grated onion, and 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley. For more flavor you can add 2 chopped garlic cloves and/or other seasonings such as paprika, or chili. Put the barbecue food in it for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight and then grill.

Summer Charcoal Choices

What is nicer than cooking a good piece of meat, fresh filet of fish, or colorful vegetables outdoors on the grill? Not much in our minds! In order to make barbecuing fun, healthy, and safe, we have a few more tips for you.

Use lump charcoal or charcoal briquettes and ignition aids without harmful residues! This prevents unhealthy or even poisonous fumes from being drawn into the food and you can enjoy a healthy and delicious culinary treat. Check out this link below that describes four charcoal products that are healthy for you and the environment.

https://www.annmariegianni.com/organic-lump-charcoal/

Summer Grilling

One of our favorite ways to enjoy fresh produce and proteins in the summer is by grilling. Below are a few summer grilling tips to help you get the most out of your summer!

  • Experiment. Try grilling new foods such as chilies (adds wonderful flavor to proteins) or avocados.
  • Grill fruit! A great dessert idea is to put fruits such as pineapples or peaches on the grill. The natural sugars in the fruits will caramelize and give them a delicious flavor.
  • Keep your grill clean. Be sure to scrub your grill after each use to prevent burning, bitter flavors, and smoking.
  • Marinate. Adding a simply marinade or dry rub of spices to proteins and vegetables is a great way to add flavor and variety to your meals.

Barbecue Marinade

In the United States, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, which means grilling season! Today we want to share a recipe for a delicious barbecue marinade that is easy to make and perfect to try!

Mix 1 cup (250 mL) rapeseed oil with a teaspoon of sea salt, freshly ground pepper, 1 large grated onion and 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley. For extra flavor you can add in 2 chopped garlic cloves or spices such as smoked paprika or red pepper flakes. Place any type of protein or vegetable in the marinade for at least three hours, or even better overnight before grilling. Enjoy!

Grilled Eggplant

Today we have another delicious summer recipe: grilled eggplant. Simple to prepare, this is an ideal dish for sharing.

Cut the eggplants in half, score the flesh, and then cook on the grill or in the oven until the eggplant is nice and soft. While the eggplant is cooking, take yogurt (according to your plan) and season with salt and pepper and any other spices (cumin, red pepper flakes etc.). Remove the eggplant from the grill and serve with the yogurt and fresh herbs (mint, parsley etc.). This recipe also works great with other vegetables such as zucchini and bell peppers.

Tip: Sprinkle the eggplant with salt and allow to sit on a paper towel for 10-15 minutes. This removes some of the water and allows for faster cooking.

Summer Fun – Happy & Healthy BBQ

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We’re often told that barbecuing food isn’t healthy for us! So let us gather a few tips so that you can get your BBQ going healthily without the release of cancer causing substances.

  • Use good quality charcoal or briquettes without chemical residues
  • Always try to prevent fat from dripping onto glowing embers to avoid harmful smoke
  • Do not use smoked or salted meat for grilling
  • Do not attempt to reduce or extinguish flames with alcohol such as beer, wine or similar drinks
  • It is better to grill in foil, or foil trays and baskets rather than directly on the grill

Invite family and friends and enjoy the rest of the BBQ season!