Summer Equals Barbecue: Part 2

California / June 30, 2012 / by Steven
Summer Equals Barbecue: Part 2

As you may know from my previous post, I love the summer barbecue. Since I was home on break and had the chance to cook for my family and my girlfriend, it was only appropriate that I light up the grill.

Gloucester, VA is really close to the Chesapeake Bay and seafood is always readily available. I decided to get some fresh fish, chicken, and vegetables to put together what I believe was a pretty good spread.

Here are a few tips for grillling:

1. Lightly Season Vegetables. The grilling of the vegetables will provide you a lot of flavor from the natural oils. Toss the vegetables lightly in oil and a little bit of salt and pepper will go a long way.

2. Turn Less. Let each side cook for the same amount of time. Fragile proteins will break apart easily if flipped constantly on the grill.

3. Keep the Grill Clean. Nothing is worse than having your food stuck to the grill because what you had last week is still there. Make sure to clean the grill after every use and add a little bit of oil to prevent sticking.

My menu for my barbecue was:

Lemon Pepper Grilled Tuna
Lightly Fried Catfish
Grilled Basil Shrimp
Grilled Chicken
Baked Chopped Potato
Grilled Asparagus and Brussel Sprouts

Surprisingly I was able to get everything to turn out really well and can't wait to get back on the grill!