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Assorted Food Made Catfish

120504aleleCatfish is not only food that can be enjoyed with fried or grilled. In the creative hands of the mothers in Sawahan Lor, Wedomartani, Sleman, Yogyakarta Special Region, Catfish being pretty delicious meals such as satay, Balado, catfish salad, nuggets, until tengkleng.

Catfish dishes made ​​from it is the result of various processed catfish race in the village. Previously, the number of participants in the group yangterbagi busy processing catfish, ranging from splitting, seasoning, fry, bake or boil using a furnace, to prepare a variety of decorations to beautify the look.

Not only the group of mothers, the race was followed by a number of men who represent the combined groups of farmers or local gakpotan. In the competition, each group consisting of three people are given the freedom to cook catfish based foods that suit their creativity.

After the specified time is over, it’s a variety of different processed ready to be served. Although relatively new menu, taste the dishes served was very delicious and equally with similar cuisine with meat ingredients.

The competition was held as a form of concern about the low level of fish consumption among the people of Indonesia, especially among children. In fact, besides the price is cheap, fish is also very beneficial and highly nutritious.

Choose the Grill That's Right for You: A Comparison of the Most Popular Grilling Methods

With so many grills on the market today, it can be a little confusing when you’re ready to buy one. We understand. That’s why we put together an easy-to-read guide for you can compare the the most popular grilling methods. In the end, it’s all about helping you find the grilling style that’s right for you.

What’s the best grill for you?

That depends on what’s most important to you. Generally, it should be a grill that satisfies your taste, lifestyle and falls within your budget. Whatever you decide, happy grilling!

Gas Grills

Pros: If convenience is a priority, then a gas grill may be your best choice. It’s the most common grill and offers multiple burners, warmers, side shelves and a number of accessories for specialty cooking like rotisserie attachments. Start up and shut down is quick and temperature control is easy with a low cost per use. Cleaning is fairly easy, although cast iron grates require a little more care. Gas grills are attractive and come in a variety of stainless steel designs. A good quality gas grill will cost $500-$1,500 and upwards of that for commercial outdoor versions.

Cons: As convenience goes up the flavor goes down. You will sacrifice some level of taste by using gas, because the grilled taste can only come from the vaporized drippings of the food. Space is another consideration if you have a small patio or deck. Also, you may unknowingly run out fuel in the middle of cooking if you don’t check your tank prior to cooking. All metal grills become very hot while grilling, so they pose a burn hazard. The real drawback to metal grills is that they radiate great amounts of heat, which pulls the moisture from food very efficiently. It’s likely that the driest chicken breast you ever ate came from a gas grill.

Briquette Charcoal Grills

Pros: These grills offer a good charcoal taste and are generally inexpensive compared to other grilling styles-as low as $20 with average pricing of $75-$150. Briquette charcoal is widely available and is offered in a variety of brands and features such as mesquite flavored and “ready-to-light” versions. They typically have a large grilling area for direct and indirect grilling and you can even use them as a smoker on a limited basis by controlling the air vents. They are also a good choice if you have limited space.

Cons: Briquette charcoal grills typically take 20-30 minutes or more for start up. There is no thermometer on basic models so these grills take quite a bit of guesswork when it comes to temperature. Once again, all metal grills pose a burn hazard, and they radiate great amounts of heat which pulls the moisture from food very efficiently.

Kamado Charcoal Grills

Pros: If you are a serious outdoor cooker and put a priority on taste, then a Kamado-style grill is likely your best choice. These grills use a combination of ceramic shell, natural lump charcoal and air flow to offer a superior charcoal taste and the ability to cook food at high temperatures and have it retain its moistness. You can cook as low as 225°F or well over 750°F, so you can use it as an oven, a grill or a smoker. They have a small footprint and costs range from $850-$1,000. A wide range of accessories are available. Kamado grills are ready to use in 15 minutes.

Cons: Kamado grills have an initial learning curve when it comes to adjusting the airflow to achieve the desired temperature. The weight of these grills averages around 150lbs, so you may need help placing it in the cart or moving it up stairs to a raised deck or balcony. Kamado grills are ceramic and while not fragile, they are susceptible to chipping or breaking if dropped or hit with significant force.

Comparison by Category

TASTE

Gas grills: Gas grills allow for some level of grilled taste by allowing dripping to vaporize on hot lava rocks and burner covers. A smoker box with wood chips can add a modest level of smokiness.

Charcoal Grills: Adds charcoal smoked flavor to grilled food; even more if used in a smoker. Briquettes contain additives like borax, starch and sawdust from waste lumber. “Ready to Light” briquettes can leave an after taste to food.

Kamado Grills: True charcoal flavor. Natural lump charcoal is made from charred hardwoods like oak, hickory and maple. Excellent for grilling and especially for smoking meats.

EASE OF USE

Gas grills: Very convenient for start up and shut down after cooking. Great for “last minute” grilling.

Charcoal Grills: Less convenient than gas and requires a little guesswork to achieve the desired temperature.

Kamado Grills: Less convenient than gas and the desired temperature is achieved adjusting the air flow. Easy-to-read thermometer.

START UP TIME

Gas grills: Lights immediately and ready in 10-15 minutes.

Charcoal Grills: The longest start up time at 20-30 minutes.

Kamado Grills: Ready to cook in 15 minutes.

TEMPERATURE RANGE

Gas grills: Low temperatures can be easily achieved. Entry level units average 500°F for the highest temperature, while more expensive models are required to go above 600°F to properly sear meats. Low temperatures can be achieved.

Charcoal Grills: Depending on the amount of briquette charcoal, you can achieve temperatures near 700°F. Average high temperatures hover around 500°F for most models.

Kamado Grills: Consistent temperatures as low as 225°F and as high as 750°F+ can be achieved easily. Low temperatures can be retained for 12 hours or longer for smoking.

HEAT SOURCE

Gas grills: LP Gas, Natural Gas

Charcoal Grills: Briquette Charcoal

Kamado Grills: Natural Lump Charcoal

FUEL COST

Gas grills: Depending on current LP gas prices you can expect it to cost about $1.00 an hour to operate. Natural gas cost is lower, but a new regulator will need to be installed as well as a main line connection.

Charcoal Grills: Using a volume of six quarts of briquettes, you can expect a cost on average of $3.00-$3.50 per cooking depending on the brand. Kamado Grills: Using a volume of six quarts of natural lump charcoal for one cooking, on average you can expect a cost of about $1.50-$1.75 depending on the brand.

ASSEMBLY

Gas grills: Gas grills can be complicated to assemble; especially the high-end models. You should expect a 2-3 hour assembly time.

Charcoal Grills: Charcoal grills are pretty straightforward when it comes to assembly. Depending on the model you can expect a 15-30 minute assembly time.

Kamado Grills: Kamado grills come fully or partially assembled. Typically, it’s a matter of inserting the internal parts and placing it in the cart. Average time is 15-30 minutes.

MAINTENANCE

Gas grills: Gas grills carry the most maintenance and monitoring time. You’ll need to refill the tank, check the lines, venturi tubes and replace the grates as needed.

Charcoal Grills: Charcoal grills are typically a very simple design, so there is not a lot to maintain other than replacing the cooking grate if it begins to chip or rust.

Kamado Grills: Annually check the tightness of the band screws that hold the base and lid and connect to the hinge. Replace felt gaskets as needed; generally every 2-3 years.

CLEANING

Gas grills: Regularly clean the burners, igniter collector box, and drip trays. Clean the cooking grate before grilling by turning the grill to high for 10-15 minutes, then brush the grates. Cast iron grates require regular oiling. and ceramic coated grated should not be scraped to prevent flaking of the coating.

Charcoal Grills: Briquette charcoal produces a lot of ash residue. If you grill often, consider a model with an ash catcher can. Brush or scrape the cooking grate before cooking and occasionally clean the outside.

Kamado Grills: Kamado grills produce one-third the ash of briquettes, however an ash tool is usually provided that can be used to remove it. Brush or scrape the cooking grate before cooking.

SPACE

Gas grills: Typically needs the most space, and should only be considered for good-sized patios and decks.

Charcoal Grills: A small area is needed and they are a good choice for limited outdoor space like an apartment balcony. Check your rental agreement for restrictions.

Kamado Grills: Kamado grills work well in a limited outdoor space. They can also be inserted in a grill table for an additional working surface and storage.

PRICE RANGE

Gas grills: Entry level gas grills can be as low as $100, expect to pay $500-$1,500 for a durable grill with with decent features. Commercial grade outdoor grills can cost in the thousands.

Charcoal Grills: You can get a tailgate style grill for as low as $20. Standard models will run around $75-$150 and up to $500 for deluxe models.

Kamado Grills: Standard size Kamado grills range in price from $850-$1,000. If you add a grill table plan to spend $250-$750 more.

PURCHASING CONSIDERATIONS

Gas grills: If you prefer added flavor you should consider a model with a smoker box. Consider how much working space you need on the grill itself and if you will regularly need side burners to keep food warm. Determine how much you plan to cook and the maximum amount of food you will grill at any one time. This help you determing the cooking area needed.

Charcoal Grills: The model and features you need depends on how much you grill. If you’re an infrequent griller look for a basic model with enough capacity for your needs. If you grill often an ash can catcher will be invaluable. The more expensive models allow you to adjust the cooking grate for flexible cooking and some offer fireboxes for indirect cooking and a propane gas feature for starting.

Kamado Grills: All Kamado grills are not the same. Some use inferior ceramics and cheap hardware. Choose a manufacturer with a full line of accessories for the types of cooking you plan to do. Heat deflectors are a good choice for indirect cooking whether your grilling, baking or smoking. If you’re looking for working space and/or storage space, consider a grill table.

Safety Checks For Gas Fueled Outdoor Grills

An outdoor grill is a wonderful appliance to have access to. Who does not enjoy being able to cook outdoors when the weather is suitable. If you are planning an outdoor feast anytime soon, there are a number of practical safety tips you should be aware of.

Unfortunately, in the period from 2006 to 2010, US fire departments were called out to an average of 8,100 home fires each year which involved grills and barbecues. These fires resulted in more than sixty deaths, nearly five hundred serious injuries, and close to three hundred million dollars worth of property damage. If you want to ensure that you do not add to these frightening statistics, it is essential that you maintain and use your grill with safety in mind.

You should always follow the instructions given by the manufacturer of your grill in relation to maintenance and cleaning. If you were to ignore the advice that is given, you would be potentially risking the health and safety of your own family. You should conduct a thorough inspection of the barbecue on a regular basis, and especially if it has been unused for a prolonged amount of time.

When using a gas-fueled appliance, you should check for grease, dirt, and bugs that may block the grill’s burners. Hoses can become brittle and cracked when exposed to the sun, test their integrity every couple of months by spraying a soap and water solution through a hose over their length and observing whether there are any bubbles. Do not use a match to test for leakage. If you are in any doubt about the condition of a hose it should be replaced.

An innocent looking dent or a patch of rust on your barbecue or the gas cylinder can be deadly. It is your responsibility to replace or repair any damaged equipment no matter how minor the problem may initially seem. Rust should always ring alarm bells in your head as it is a form of damage that can spread. Equipment that is rusting should not be used again.

If you are planning to repaint your barbeque grills, make sure you use a coating that is heat-resistant and designed for such an appliance. If you plan to repaint a gas cylinder, do so using a light color as dark shades absorb heat and can result in an expansion of the gas contained within. Do not paint the connectors or the hose as this can create a fire hazard.

How to BBQ – The Best Grill For You

When thinking of grilling, many people just go out and buy the first bbq grill they see. Then when it does not meet their needs, they give up grilling altogether and miss the joy and pleasure that go along with this art.

In this article I will show you exactly how to pick the bbq grill that’s right for you. Let’s jump right in.

First, you need to consider the cooking source. Do you want charcoal, propane, natural gas or perhaps a smoker? These all have their pros and cons. Let’s go over each type of bbq grill.

The charcoal grill is very portable. It’s good for the tailgate parties and picnics at the park. It is also one of the least expensive bbq grills.Just be sure to dispose properly of the used briquettes. You may also find charcoal grills at public parks near the picnic tables. Just don’t forget to bring your own briquettes!

The propane grills can also be very portable if you have a small tank. It burns very clean and propane also burns hotter than the other types of barbecue grills. It is more expensive than the charcoal grills, but many come with a side burner that adds to the value.

The natural gas barbecue grill is the most expensive and is not portable, because it needs to be hooked up to the gas line of your house. These bbq grills can also be large enough to cook the entire meal, that is, vegetables, fish and meat, at one time.

A smoker is very good if you are focusing on the flavor of your meat. You will be using different types of wood, depending on the flavor you want to permeate the meat. This type of grilling is also quite a bit slower than the other types, so you might want to think about that if you are only grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, as opposed to steaks.

You will also want to consider the size. Just remember that the bigger the grill, the more you will have to clean afterwards..

In conclusion, you can see that there are many types of bbq grills to choose from. And careful consideration of the factors of portability, cost and size will determine the best bbq grill for you.

Good luck.

WARNING: Once you experience the joy, satisfaction and admiration of all your neighbors and friends, you just might become addicted to the joy of grilling!

Camp Chef and the Outdoor Cooking Revolution

There’s something about cooking outdoors that excites your senses. From the savory smell of grill to the sound of the sizzle to the sight of juicy goodness, you just can’t beat this culinary experience. With the ever-growing popularity of outdoor cooking, we’re seeing more products that are designed to make it even easier to prepare any meal outside of your home’s kitchen.

From tailgating to back yard barbecues to camping retreats, you have many ways to experience the fun and flavor of the outdoor cooking revolution. With so many options for outdoor cooking equipment, you can cook just about anything outside that you can make in your kitchen. And popular chefs like Guy Fieri keep cooking up new recipes that are ideal for al fresco preparation, so your menu’s creativity is unlimited!

Grill to perfection

Outdoor cooking is usually centered around the grill, and you have so many options here-charcoal, propane, or open fire. Everyone seems to have their personal preference.

Charcoal serves up a unique taste, but to get it, you have to carry the bag of charcoal with you, fire it up, and wait till the coals are ready. After you’re finished, you have to wait (again) for the ashes to cool and safely dispose of them. Still, many grilling purists insist that the inconvenience is far outweighed by the unmatched flavor that charcoal grilling delivers.

Propane is easy. Hook up the tank, light the burner, and you’re ready to start cooking in minutes. You still get the flavor of outdoor cooking, but without the hassle of charcoal. And tanks are available as small as a one-pound tank, making the propane grilling option and very portable solution.

Finally, there is the open fire. There’s nothing as close to traditional outdoor cooking as preparing your food over a campfire. Stake a rotisserie in the ground or a grilling rack over the fire and you can cook almost anywhere.

Your Outdoor Bakery

Even baking is now possible outside. Camp Chef, one of the leaders in outdoor cooking solutions, has developed a variety of outdoor ovens. Their propane-fueled portable outdoor oven is about the size of a toaster oven and accommodates up to a 9″ x 13″ pan. Imagine baking chocolate chip cookies or even macaroni and cheese on your next cookout. With handy tools like a cooking iron, you fill the round or square cast iron end with your favorite bread and sandwich filling, or even a piece of pie. The long aluminum handle lets you hold it over the fire and create a hot, tasty snack. That’s roughing it easy!

For more serious outdoor chefs, the Camp Chef Camp Oven looks and cooks like the oven in your kitchen, but it’s designed to handle the rigors of outdoor use with a powder-coated finish and extra insulation. With as little as a one-pound propane tank, you can fuel this sizable oven, which includes two racks and a thermometer. The covered grill top makes it convenient to sizzle up something special while you’ve got the rest of your meal baking in the oven.

Cast Iron Cookery

Inside or out, there’s nothing a durable, efficient, and versatile as cast iron. From griddles to pans, the cast iron is an ideal material because it heats evenly. If you’re baking pies, bread, pizza, cookies, muffins, and more, opt for cast iron and you’ll instantly notice the difference in everything you cook with them. Camp Chef has developed a complete line of cast iron skillets, griddles, pots, and pans-including pie, muffin, bread, and pizza pans.  Imagine preparing dutch oven peach cobbler or three-alarm Texas chili, grilled ratatouille, lemon garlic chicken, and even grilled ginger chicken without any need for your indoor kitchen appliances! All of this cookware can go from kitchen to campsite so you’ll get plenty of use.

Fire in the Hole

The childhood images of sitting around the campfire are all grown up with today’s fire pits. Using propane and lava rocks, you can get the same crackling fire without the hassle of gathering wood and kindling and then tending to the fire. Fire pits offer a gathering place where you can toast marshmallows, pop popcorn, or just enjoy the warm glow on a starry night. Fire pits come in a broad array of designs, from simple to sophisticated. Forged of steel or crafted of stone, a fire pit adds a decorative accent to your outdoor living space. You can top it off with a decorative cover or turn your fire pit into a piece of furniture by adding a table top when it’s not in use.

The outdoor cooking revolution has freed you from the kitchen. Get outside and enjoy it!

A Sweet Benefit Of Blueberries?

blueberriesResveratrol And Pterostilbene, In Red Grapes And Blueberries, Could Boost Immune System

Red grapes and blueberries may be superfoods for your immune system, a new study suggests.

Researchers from Oregon State University analyzed 446 different compounds, to find that only two of them had abilities to boost the immune system: resveratrol, found in red grapes, and pterostilbene, found in blueberries.

The two compounds promote health because they work with vitamin D to increase expression of the CAMP gene, known to play a role in the functioning of the body’s immune system.

Because the study, published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, was only conducted in a lab setting and not in humans, more research is needed before saying that consuming the compounds from fruits in diet would have immune-boosting effects. But still, the idea that certain foods could potentially improve the immune system is intriguing, researchers said.

Resveratrol in particular has been fingered in other studies for its potential health benefits, especially on heart health and insulin sensitivity (though research on this is not definitive).

5 reasons organic food is so expensive

You might think organic food would cost less than conventional food since the production is spared the cost of the chemicals, synthetic pesticides, and antibiotics. Yet organic products typically cost 20 percent to 100 percent more than their conventionally produced equivalents.

In an economy that is sluggishly recovering from a recession, that’s a price tag many Americans can’t afford, even though the majority of them would prefer to buy organic. If you’re part of that majority, you’ve probably wondered what’s behind that cost. Here are the top 10 factors contributing to the high price of organic food:

1. No chemicals = more labor

Conventional farmers use all of those chemicals and synthetic pesticides because they end up reducing the cost of production by getting the job done faster and more efficiently. Without them, organic farmers have to hire more workers for tasks like hand-weeding, cleanup of polluted water, and the remediation of pesticide contamination.

. Demand overwhelms supply

Retail sales of organic food rose from $3.6 billion in 1997 to $21.1 billion in 2008, according to the USDA, and 58 percent of Americans claim they prefer to eat organic over non-organic food. However, organic farmland only accounts for 0.9 percent of total worldwide farmland, and organic farms tend to produce less than conventional farms. Conventional farms have the farmland and the supply to keep costs down since manufacturers are able to reduce costs when producing a product in larger quantities.

3. Higher cost of fertilizer for organic crops

Sewage sludge and chemical fertilizers might not be something you want in your food, but conventional farmers use them because they don’t cost much and are cheap to transport. Organic farmers eschew these inexpensive solutions in order to keep their crops natural and instead use compost and animal manure, which is more expensive to ship.

4. Crop rotation

Instead of using chemical weed-killers, organic farmers conduct sophisticated crop rotations to keep their soil healthy and prevent weed growth. After harvesting a crop, an organic farmer may use that area to grow “cover crops,” which add nitrogen to the soil to benefit succeeding crops.

5. Post-harvest handling cost

In order to avoid cross-contamination, organic produce must be separated from conventional produce after being harvested. Conventional crops are shipped in larger quantities since conventional farms are able to produce more. Organic crops, however, are handled and shipped in smaller quantities since organic farms tend to produce less, and this results in higher costs. Additionally, organic farms are usually located farther from major cities, increasing the shipping cost.

Picking the Right Brisket

One trick to barbecuing a better beef brisket is to start with better meat. The quality between the various types of briskets that are available is substantial. It is not uncommon to find two briskets of substantially different quality being sold side by side at identical prices. It is also possible to improve the quality of most briskets with a little time and patience.

The first thing to examine when shopping for a brisket is to determine the grade of the meat. Beef is typically graded as either being “Select”, “Choice” or “Prime”. Beef that is graded Select is very lean with very little marbling of fat within the muscle fibers. Beef that is graded Prime is rich in marbling which results in a melt in your mouth experience. Beef that is graded Choice has marbling that falls between the two extremes. In general, the greater the amount of marbling the better the brisket will be.

It is extremely rare to find Prime beef in supermarkets. Less than 10% of all beef receives a Prime grade and it is typically reserved for restaurants and commercial customers. This leaves us with choosing between beef that is either Select or Choice.

The grade of the beef brisket will be marked on the cryovac wrapping. It is important to realize that if you cannot find the grade then this is what is referred to as a Packer brisket. This is a brisket that got packed without any grading taking place. It is best to assume that such briskets are equivalent to Select. Another marking that is sometimes stamped onto Choice briskets is CAB. This acronym stands for Certified Angus Beef and is a marking only given to the top 5% of Choice beef. A simple rule to remember is that there is no such thing as a bad CAB brisket.

What is remarkable is that when briskets are shipped to supermarkets in case quantities there will be a mix of packers, Select, Choice and CAB grades. Quite often the same price is applied to all of them and you will find a Packer brisket and a CAB brisket being sold for the exact same amount. Do yourself a favor and grab as many CAB briskets as possible!

There is a final type of brisket that is extremely rare to find in supermarkets but that can be ordered through specialty meat stores. The last type of brisket comes from Wagyu beef which is so rich and succulent that the marbling surpasses even the Prime grade. It is becoming common to see Waygu briskets on the competitive barbecue circuit as intense competitors search for any new angle to win.

By working with briskets that are at least Choice in grade (and preferably CAB) you will find you can produce a much better product than if you were cooking a Select or Packer brisket. Pay attention next time you are at the store and you might be surprised at the differences you see.

The Cooking Tips For Gas Grills That Every Griller Needs to Know

When preparing food for the grill, the greatest challenge for home cooks is that grilling is an intense form of direct heat cooking, and controlling the heat can be tricky. Although most people see it as easy, grilling is actually one of the most challenging of the basic cooking methods. If cooking is like driving a car, grilling is like being strapped to a rocket ship! Now more than ever, creative home cooks are looking for the best cooking tips for gas grills. As the weather starts to get nicer and the great outdoors beckons, attention starts to turn to outdoor cooking – and gas barbeque grills can’t be beat for simplicity and convenience. But grilling only becomes EASY when you know these important cooking tips for gas grills that are guaranteed to improve your results. Grilling, like any basic cooking method, can be mastered. These cooking tips for gas grills will get you started on the road to expert grilling any time of year.

Preparing Recipes for the Grill

Cooking all recipes for the grill starts with understanding how the grilling method acts differently on different types of foods. Because grilling is an intense heat form of cooking, careful product selection is extremely important. The grill will not tenderize meats so you must start with a tender product if you want to end with a tender product. Marinating meats when making recipes for the grill is the best way to apply some tenderizing properties before cooking. The product itself is also an important consideration because you want to make sure it will be able to withstand this form of direct high-heat cooking. Different products will handle this differently and some are just not the best choice for standard grilling. A very delicate fish, such as tilapia, will not perform very well on the grill because the high heat may burn the outside of the fish before the inside cooks at all. Another consideration is when grilling combinations of different foods, as in skewering vegetables. A mushroom will cook faster than a carrot or potato, for example. You will achieve far better results by par-cooking the “harder” items prior to skewering so that all vegetables are the correct done-ness at the same time. Once you have considered the differences in the types of foods you will be grilling and preparing them accordingly, the basic procedure for creating recipes for the grill is:

  1. Heat the grill on HIGH with the lid closed to heat up the coals and grates to as hot a temperature as possible.
  2. Brush the food item with the oil of your choice and place it on the hot grates – presentation side (“pretty side”) down.
  3. For GRILLING, leave the grill cover OPEN.
  4. After a few minutes inspect the item. You are looking for the item to start to brown around the edges and to see pink (almost clear) moisture bubbling up to the top. This will be your signal that the item is 75% cooked on one side and that is the time to flip it.
  5. Do not use a fork to flip the item and do not puncture it in any way – because that will allow precious juices to escape.
  6. Using an instant-read thermometer – because this is the only real way to know when something is done – remove the item 5-10 degrees BEFORE the desired final internal temperature.

A Gas Grill Cooking Twist

Although GRILLING is always done with the lid cover open, gas grill cooking can incorporate additional cooking methods that make it preferable to cook with the grill cover closed. With the grill lid closed, the grill changes from a CONDUCTIVE cooking vehicle to a CONVECTIVE cooking one – more like your oven. Of course you could just use your oven for using these cooking methods, but outdoor cooking does have some advantages over indoor cooking – particularly in warmer weather. So how do you turn your dry heat, direct source cooking vehicle (the grill) into one that can utilize a moist convective cooking process? It’s actually a pretty cool technique for gas grill cooking. This is a trick I use most often with delicate fish, such as tilapia. First, I turn the heat OFF on the side of the grill that my tilapia will cook. Then, I add a pan of water to the bottom of the other side of the grill – right on top of the heat elements. Keep in mind that this “water” can be any kind of liquid you like. I use shrimp stock sometimes with fish, but you can season it with chicken broth, wine – anything that is liquid and imparts nice, complimentary flavors to the product you are cooking. Then, the fish is placed either directly on the grill (if you have a flat grate option) or you can put it in a cast iron pan and put it on the grill grates. The rest of the procedure for this type of gas grill cooking follows the normal grilling process – cook with your eyes and observations, flip after 75% done, use a thermometer to determine final temperature and remove a bit “early” to allow for the carry-over cooking that occurs. And that’s it, now you can consider gas grill COOKING in addition to standard GRILLING for great outdoor cooking results.

Gas Barbeque Grills vs Charcoal Grills

You will hear from many self-proclaimed GRILLMASTERS that the traditional charcoal grill is far superior to the gas barbeque grill, but the gas grill has many advantages that make it a great choice for any outdoor cooking situation. I will admit that the charcoal grill provides opportunity for a deep, smoky flavor that is not fully achievable with the gas barbeque grill, but after that all of the “pros” go into the gas grill’s column. For starters, the gas grill is much easier and safer to start because it uses propane as fuel and starts at the press of a button. Charcoal grills can be easily started with lighter fluid, but this can be dangerous, and can impart an undesirable taste into the food. Plus, the gas grill turns OFF as easily as it turned on! No waiting for coals to cool so that you can empty and clean the grill and no messy coals to dispose of. The other nice thing about gas barbeque grills is that they allow for consistent heat throughout the cooking process. With the charcoal variety, the cook has to really control the heat by actually moving products closer and further and this takes some practice and experience.

These cooking tips for gas grills seem simple but they truly are the difference between great grilling results and disappointing meals. The next time you get ready to grill, remember that careful product selection and a basic understanding of cooking methods is all you need to master the barbeque grill, creating outdoor meals and memories for life.

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You Can Make Your Home More Valuable By Doing Some Home Improvement

Every now and then, you should make little improvements around your home to make it better. Not only will home improvement make you happier with your living conditions, but it will make your home more valuable too. When people talk about home improvement, they often think about new carpets or new paint jobs, but that is not the only way to do home improvement. Anyone who has been in their home for many years should start to think about replacing cooling, heating, and plumbing. By making these improvements, you will get a lot more value out of your home.

You cannot go wrong by starting with air conditioning when it comes to home improvement. Air conditioning keeps you from sweating like crazy, and when it comes time to sell your home, most buyers are going to want a unit that does not waste energy. If your air conditioning starts to malfunction, you should call a company to repair it right away. Nothing is worse than sweating bullets in a place that is suppose to maximize your comfort. Old air conditioning units should absolutely be replaced because many new models that are out today emphasize energy efficiency, and that will save you a ton of money.

Another climate control that you should look into is your heating. During the cold winter, you do not want to be shivering in your own home. Besides, not addressing your heating can result in someone in your home becoming very ill. Just like with air conditioning, a good heating unit will save you money because it will smartly use energy. Many companies specialize in both heating and cooling, so it is a good idea to take care of both of these things at the same time.

Another consideration that should come to mind when you are thinking about home improvement is plumbing. Poor plumbing can lead to malfunctions that will cause a lot of damage to your house. For example, a busted pipe can easily result in your basement flooding. Poor plumbing can also result in broken toilets which are not cheap to replace. As you can see, it is very necessary to be sure you have great plumbing.

For more information about home improvements, you should search the internet for companies working in your area. If you may move in the near future, you should take care of these things as quickly as you can. Home improvements maximize your home’s value, so they are always a good idea. You will absolutely be glad that you did.

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