One way to kick off the summer is with a family BBQ, which is perfect because the month of May happens to be “National BBQ Month.” There is nothing like cooking outside on a grill. As you and your family reminisce about loved ones in the service there are so many quick and easy ideas for a very tasty BBQ. Some options are fresh corn on the cob roasted on the grill, enjoy the flavor of blueberry and rhubarb pies with homemade vanilla ice cream, and don’t forget, the gooey barbeque sauce or glaze to coat on your favorite meat, seafood or fresh vegetables…… yum, finger lick’ in good. So wipe down that patio furniture, let’s go outside, time to celebrate, and get grilling!
Before we start grilling, eating, and celebrating, let me share with you some interesting facts about the way we cook our food with this method. Typically to “grill” is to cook quickly, while “barbecue” is a much slower method using less heat than grilling over an extended period of several hours. Whether you use gas, charcoal, or flavored wood chips/boards, all of these methods add flavor and tenderness to your meats, veggies, and yes, sometimes fruits for desserts. You can use a wide variety of marinades but look for something with an acidic base, like a vinegar or citrus juice with enough flavor, but not over power it.
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“Savory Barbecued Chicken”
1 1/2 cups of Ketchup
2 tablespoons of prepared mustard
1 small onion chopped finely
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
2 (3 to -3 1/2 pound) cut up chicken
Combine Ketchup and mustard, stirring well. Add next 6 ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Place chicken, skin side down, on BBQ grill. Grill for about 1 hour or until tender, turning chicken every 10 minutes. Each time you turn the chicken brush on enough sauce so it will create a gooey coating.
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