Grilling is an essential part of summertime. There’s nothing like a good barbecue, complete with grilled meat, fish, veggies, and even desserts! However, not everyone has the luxury of having a grill readily available. Whether you live in a city where you don’t have space for a grill or you simply don’t have a patio, we’ve got a few tips to help you out.
The Right Tools
The right pan can make a huge difference in at-home grilling. Get yourself a great cast iron grill pan, the kind with hefty ridges to give you those nice char marks that are the signature of a good BBQ. Another option is to use your oven’s broiler option and set up your rack about 4-8 inches away from the top of the oven.
Choose The Right Food
While most of us love grilled meat, some of the thicker cuts will be a bit more challenging to grill without a traditional grill. However, cooking ribs in an oven is totally possible! Cooking thinner cuts of meat will still work well on a cast iron or grill.
Make sure you stay creative when you’re planning your at-home grilled meal! If you’re a vegetarian/vegan, don’t despair. Grilled vegetables are a wonderful option. There’s nothing like a good charred vegetable, as the grilling truly brings out the flavor of any vegetable.
Last but not least, the grill isn’t just for the main meal — have you ever tried grilling your dessert? Try firing up some pineapple on a cast iron pan and then drizzle some honey and lime zest on top. We promise you’ll never want non-grilled pineapple again!
It’s All About The Seasoning
Just like any meal, in order to truly elevate any food, seasoning is the most important component of the dish. There are plenty of special blends of seasoning that are pre-made in case you’re unsure of where to start. However, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can always make your own blend in order to mix and match the flavors you love the most. Just make sure you properly season your meat, veggies, and anything else and you’ll be all set for a delicious meal.