If you equate grilling with a juicy burger dripping with melted cheese or a fat Italian sausage oozing with grease and fear the health risks they pose, it's time to change the way you grill. Grilling is actually a healthy way to cook. If you have the right barbecue cooking utensils, you can prepare scrumptious grilled meat and veggies brimming with nutrition, but don't tell the kids. Let them think they're getting away with a meal that's just plain fun.
Grill woks are ideal for whipping up a quick stir-fry. These come in nonstick versions that require no oils and are available in either round or square shapes. Designed to withstand high heat, grill woks can be used over an open flame, cooking vegetables and meats quickly to seal in moisture and flavor.
Grill skillets are designed much like the wok but with a long handle for ease of cooking. They also provide a bit more support than the grill grates. This allows you to cook smaller cuts of meats or vegetables without the risk of losing them in the grill. Because the skillet is designed with holes much like the traditional metal colander, you maintain the flavor associated with the grill while cooking in a pan. Fats drain through the holes creating a delicious fat-free meal.
Probe digital thermometers allow you to check the internal temperature of meats without the risk of burns from the heat of the grill. These are perfect when you want to cook up those juicy, lean chicken pieces or thick meats.
Barbecue Tool Sets
A barbecue tool set made from quality metals provides the equipment you need to grill safely. Designed with long handles to keep your hands free of the danger of burns, a set that includes spatulas, forks, brushes and tongs makes grilling easy. Look for tools that hang and keep them within arm's reach of the grill.
Add an apron and grilling gloves, and you are all set for an afternoon of grilling like a pro. Look for quality material that is flame resistant and protects hands and clothing from burns, as well as that inevitable spill.