Grilled Gourmet


It is with the grill that the fat cooks off, meat retains its nutrients, food tastes more appetising, and mealtimes get downright fantastic! There are few things like grilling food over an open fire and setting yourself up for some smouldering and exciting time. Whether it’s for achieving the perfect grilled steak or tender barbequed chicken, the fairly uncomplicated process makes gourmet grills worth raving about!

Diet freaks looking for low carb recipes; this one is just for you! You could try your hand at a grilled chicken summer salad, grilled chicken pitas to grilled bass with green tomato and watermelon salsa. How about some grilled cheese-stuffed roasted peppers to suit the vegan palate? Needless to say, that to start off, you need to know the fundamentals of the equipment used.

Once you choose the grill that is right for you, you’ll want to make sure you have the basic tools and accessories to get out there and start grilling. There are invaluable tools for grilling like a digital instant-read thermometer to check the doneness of meat without having to cut it open. Make use of an untreated wooden plank like cedar, maple, hickory or alder to grill. Each wood lends its own distinctive flavour. While you are grilling, make sure you keep things like kitchen towels and washable oven mitts handy apart from tongs and a big spatula to move things around the heat.

With smoky flavours and mouth-watering aromas, grilling for sure offers endless opportunities. Use basting and dipping sauces to pop a grill recipe from good to delicious. Rubs, marinades, bastes and sauces are perfect to complement your grills! Fruitwood chips can also add and heighten its smoky taste.

Don’t have the grill skills? Absolutely nothing to fret about! With the unsullied demonstrations at ICCA, you can learn the best ways to get your grills and grates ready to cook and discover the secrets to achieving the perfect, succulently flavoured grills. So get your hearth burning and entice your taste-buds with flame-tested gourmet grills that will leave you and your guests swooning for more!

Shagufta Patel

With an academic background in Marketing, Shagufta is also an Image Advisor, Life-Skill Coach and a NLP practitioner with a penchant for writing. She intends to add value as part of the marketing team at ICCA and grow through new experiences. As passionate about food as she is about people, she believes that cultures though diverse across the globe; the one thing that holds common for nations and its folks, is that everyone loves a hearty meal prepared with love and care. Food according to her is the melting pot where all differences just vaporise and she is happy to be part of a culinary potpourri.

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