by: Jenny Khoo
You have found the perfect grill, selected the tools you want to use when grilling and chosen a reason to fire up your new grill. The new burning question on your mind is, “What should I cook?” There are many, many websites on the internet that have barbeque recipes and searching through all of them is time consuming. Listed below are five fantastic websites that you will find yourself going to time and time again for culinary inspiration. Peruse the sites yourself and add them to your favorites. You will not be sorry that you did.
This particular website has a specific tab located at the top of the home page that concerns all things grilling related. Alton Brown offers a crash course on barbecue basics, including a video called “How to Grill Like a Pro.” If you are already familiar with the basic aspects of cooking on a grill, you can skip that part and head right to Bobby Flay’s section that includes his ten best recipes. The website includes different toppings for hotdogs and choosing vegetables that are in season to keep your meals fresh and interesting. If you are tired of the same old pasta salads that you have been making for years, the site offers 100 pasta salad recipes as well. Food Network’s site is full of fun and inspirational techniques and recipes to keep you grilling all year long.
There is a tab at the top of the homepage that is labeled “Food and Recipes.” If you click on this tab, you will be brought to a page that has a search box for the recipes. Typing “Grill” into the search section yields 78 results. The recipes include everything from chicken to grilled banana splits. This is a versatile site that is user friendly.
At the upper right hand side of this site there is a search engine. You can choose to search the whole site or simply the recipes by clicking on the recipes tab over the search box. Simply typing the word “barbecue” into the search field yielded 584 recipes… There is also an advanced search option that allows the user to select the different ingredients that they want to use. For example, clicking on the boxes for “beef”, “all vegetables”, and burgers brings up 19 results to choose from. This is a great way to use what you already have to prepare a fun meal.
This website is run by “Barbecue Bob” Quinn and is brimming with information on all things barbecue. There are sauce recipes, food recipes, articles and videos. This is a fantastic page and includes recipes such as a tomato less barbecue sauce, barbecued duck and many other inventive and interesting recipes.
This is a recipe search engine that will direct you to many other sites online. They are sponsored websites so the results of the search word “grilling” will bring you to sites such as Hebrew National and Kraft as well as specific websites devoted to grilling. This is a great site to use to add to your recipe collection, but to find what you want may take some time due to having so many choices of links to explore.
Wherever you begin your search for the perfect barbecue recipes, you will definitely find a plethora of options on any of these five sites. The most difficult part will be which technique to try first.