This has to be the best thing that’s ever happened to your outdoor entertaining, a fantastic outdoor kitchen of your very own. So what’s first in your new space? Grilling can be such a fun form of cooking, because it allows you to cook while entertaining, instead of being isolated in the kitchen while your friends socialize. It also lets your friends see and smell what you’re making, so they can appreciate, first hand, all the hard work that goes into your entertaining, and so they’re ready to taste what terrific dishes you have grilled for them.
Plus, in your new outdoor space, you can have all the comforts of being in a kitchen while being out in the fresh air as you cook. Here are some delicious recipe ideas for your next grilling event.
- Grill your buns: Toast your hamburger and hot dog buns on the grill for a delicious fresh-out-of-the-oven taste.
- Shish kabobs: Try all different kinds, not just meats. Tofu, fruits and veggies can all be marinated on sticks and grilled to create easy, delicious treats for entertaining.
- Tinfoil: Try marinating mushrooms and onions, grilling juicy potatoes and sweet potatoes, squashes, corn and tofu wrapped in tinfoil. It will keep the flavors, the juiciness and the mess wrapped up tight until you are ready to serve.
- Marinades: Don’t get caught up in steak sauce. Try all different marinades, sweet and savory, inspired by different cultures around the world in your cooking. Don’t be afraid to get a little spicy! Some super hot meat alongside a cool watermelon salad can be the perfect treat on a hot summer evening. Make sure you give your marinades enough time to really soak into your food, at least 1 hour.
Enjoy your beautiful new outdoor kitchen, and have a blast entertaining and grilling!
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