Burn Baby Burn: Learning to Grill Outdoors

Ideas for Cooking on a Barbeque Grill

You already know the basic process for grilling foods like hot dogs and hamburgers. What you may not know is that you can grill all sorts of other foods. This includes preparing a couple of desserts.

Fish

Whether you like whole fish or filets, it’s easy to prepare them on a grill. All you need is a little aluminum foil and some spices. Use a sheet that is large enough to make a pouch for the fish. Sprinkle seasonings over the top of the fish. If you like add a little lemon or other citrus juice to help keep the fish moist. Seal the pouch and place it directly on the grill. In not time, the fish is done to perfection.

Vegetables

Along with meats, it is possible to grill some vegetables directly on the grate. This includes options like asparagus and corn. You can also wrap these in foil with a little seasoning and lock in moisture.
There is also the option of investing in a stick proof pad that goes on the grate. Use it to cook vegetables that are a little out of the box for cooking on a barbeque grill. For example, chop red cabbage or some type of greens, place them on the pad, and toss in your favorite spices and a little olive oil. This allows you to use the heat from the grill to sauté the cabbage and make a great side for your red meats or fish.

Desserts

For a grilled dessert, consider a fruit medley. Slice chunks of apples, peaches, pineapples, and pears. Toss them with a little salt to enhance the flavor. Place the fruit in an aluminum foil pouch and set it on the grill. The fruit will be great with ice cream, cookies, or even on its own.
For a cake, pour the batter into a greased cast iron skillet. Place the skillet on the grill and cover with a lid. By the time your meat and vegetables are done, the cake will be ready too. Slice the cake into sections, then drizzle the pieces with a little chocolate syrup.
There are other things you can prepare on a grill, including soups, stews, and pizza. Let your imagination run wild and try some of those ideas. You are bound to come up with at least one recipe that is a big hit with your family.