WINTER BLUES? FIRE UP THE GRILL!

Just Add Heat to These 4 Foods


You really didn’t put the grill away for the winter, did you?  Get it out and fire it up, because tasty charcoal grilled food is a sure way to chase away the winter blues.


Lump charcoal is your friend, especially in cold weather because it lights faster and burns hotter and longer than other types of charcoal. So, pour some lump in your grill and just add heat to grill these 4 foods. Your taste buds will help you forget that it really is winter.


Pineapple 

Screams the tropics, tastes great and grills to perfection! Coat fresh pineapple slices with a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon. Grill at medium heat for about 3 minutes per side.


Pulled Pork

Why save this for summer? Low and slow is the key to juicy, tender meat. In a kamado-style cooker, you can put it on and go back inside while the lump charcoal does its work. 


Butternut Squash

This roasted yumminess is hard to beat. Except when it’s cooked over lump charcoal. Cut into thin slices and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill at medium heat until tender. 


Lobster

Ban the pot of boiling water! Split lobster tails open and baste with butter and garlic. Cook flesh side down on medium high heat grill for 2-3 minutes. Flip, baste and cook 2-3 minutes longer.


Sure, you may have to shovel a path to the grill. And, it might be a little chilly going in and out of the house. Those are small sacrifices compared to the big results you’ll get when you serve up grilled food in the dead of winter.  Just add heat!