My husband would say that if it isn’t raining, sleeting or snowing, it’s ALWAYS grilling time. But let’s face it — it sure is a lot more enjoyable when the breeze is warm and the air smells like freshly cut grass (and whatever you’re cooking).
This season, you might want to try out a new product from the makers of Weber grills. I guess they figured that if they can make grills well, they might as well try making grilling spices.
The new line of Weber Grill Creations and Grind’N Grills includes Six-Pepper Fusion, Roasted Garlic & Herb, Kick’n Chicken, Chicago Steak, Twisted Citrus Garlic and Mango Lime Seafood Seasoning.
They’ve also got some powdered marinade mixes like the Southern Whiskey Marinade, which I assume will be sold with the other powdered seasoning mixes.
Another neat addition to your grilling accessories this year is a cookbook called “The New Vegetarian Grill” by Andrea Chesman, which includes 250 recipes for meat-free grill dishes.
I know it can seem a little odd to fire up the grill if you don’t have a big, fat sirloin or some brats waiting in the fridge. But when I took a grilling class at Hotel Roanoke last year, I realized how many wonderful, meat-free dishes can be made on the grill. Even if you just want to cook a side dish along with the meat without heating up the stove, it’s an option.