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Summer is on its way, and what better time to start grilling than now. There are many traditional ways to grill, but what about learning some new and interesting ways to put a spin on your backyard barbeque. Utilizing your unique Outdoor Kitchen design in Katy, we will show you a few ways to hack your snacks

I’m sure we’ve all had a few dry burgers in our life, this is a good way to ruin a family reunion. There’s a very easy way to prevent this from happening. Along with the excellent quality of your Katy Outdoor Kitchen design, when mixing your ground beef and spices, add a dollop of mayonnaise. Don’t worry, this won’t add a weird flavor to your burgers. After all, mayonnaise is essentially just eggs, oil, and a bit of acid (lemon juice or vinegar), stuff that is often on burgers already. For a visual representation of this, go here. This makes the burgers crazy juicy due to the fat content in the mayonnaise, the fat won’t evaporate as easily as the water in the burger, thus keeping them juicy. Another way to keep your burgers from drying out is to place a small cube of chilled butter on top the burger while it is on the grill, the heat will melt the butter and keep the burger juicy. 

Have you ever been grilling a piece of fish, and it keeps on sticking to your Outdoor Kitchen accessories. Don’t worry, this is a common problem. There are a few different ways to prevent this. The first way comes from CookingLight, they suggest to heat up the grill to temperature, but before you add the fish, “Using tongs, rub the clean grill rack with a paper towel dipped in canola oil. Repeat 5 or 6 times, once every 15 seconds. As the layers of oil heat, they form plastic-like polymers that help minimize contact between the fish and metal.” Here is a more detailed explanation. The second way can actually add some flavor to your fish. Depending on the size and the number of fish filets you have, lay down some lemon slices on the grill. Then cook the fish right on the lemon slices, this will not allow the fish to stick and it may add a hint of lemony taste to your fish.

It’s Summer, there’s no doubt it will get hot. Sometimes a soda just doesn’t hit the spot, and you want something with more flavor than a glass of water. This drink hack will definitely make your guests forget about soda. A giant pitcher of punch, you can make this either alcoholic or non-alcoholic depending on the guests. There are many varieties of punch, we will focus on an easy-to-make punch. For this you will only need 3 ingredients;

  • Hawaiian Punch
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Ginger Ale

Mix them all together and voila, you’ve got an amazing drink to really make your backyard barbecue a success. For a step-by-step process, go here. Although, don’t get too wrapped up in the food and drinks and forget to socialize near your unique Katy Outdoor Kitchen design.

After all of the grilling is done, there are a few unique and easy ways to clean your grill and other Outdoor Kitchen accessories in Katy. The first way is to take some tongs and grab a baseball-sized ball of tin foil, run it along with the grill. This will rid the grill of any burnt-on food. When this is done, take half an onion in the tongs and run that along as well. This will not only make your grill smell great, but it will clean up the excess food and grime that has collected over the day. A better visual showing of this can be found on this site. (Note, heat your grill up to make this process a little easier). Always be sure to keep your Outdoor kitchen accessories clean and safe.

We hope that these hacks (and recipe) have armed you with enough info to make your unique Katy Outdoor Kitchen design into the best backyard barbecue imaginable. If you don’t have an outdoor kitchen, Paradise Grills has all of the customizations and install options you will ever need.