Chef Paul's Kitchen: The grill is about more than steaks! - grill with side burner
There is no denying now.
The official arrival of summer is just around the corner and we are already facing a good heat wave.
While there is a warm working environment in the kitchen, given the attacks we experienced last winter, it is now difficult to complain about the weather.
One tricky thing about the heat wave, however, is that no one wants to add any extra heat to their home by lighting the stove.
If you're not lucky enough to have a central air conditioner, the last thing you want to do this week is to be busy in the kitchen and will only make your living area hotter and more uncomfortable.
You also don't want to stay in the kitchen for a few hours, and when your child has football practice and softball games to attend, you will carefully prepare meals.
The bottom line is that this time of year is all about making things simple and quick, saving a well prepared dinner for the long cold winter months as we get stuck indoors.
So what should we do? We can have delicious meals without spending hours cooking or heating in the kitchen, and the best advice I can give you is to have a look in your backyard, deck or balcony.
If you call yourself a good Canadian, you might be staring at a shiny grill, and maybe it even shovels on it.
It's time to put the shovel away, wipe the dust off the barbecue cover, and ignite the grill!
While it is often thought that it is time to bake a special steak on a big night or cook some hot dogs for the kids, your grill is more versatile than that.
When the weather gets hot, we use a grill for almost everything.
In fact, to avoid cooking indoors, we even use side burners occasionally.
When it comes to using a grill, think outside the box.
Close or close one side, close the lid and produce a high temperature for the forno oven.
Throw a pizza stone on it and make an incredible pizza and your oven will be hard to match.
Put the chips in and become a smoker.
Your grill is versatile and offers so much delicious food while keeping you cooking less and reducing the mess in the kitchen, especially in a heat wave like this.
Try this recipe as a great start and see where your creativity can take you from!