Irresistible Grilling Ideas
Grilling ideas can be as diverse as your imagination will allow, and there is much fun to be had with the controlled experimentation of this cooking method.
With a little bit of heavy-duty tin foil and the inkling of an idea, just about anything is possible on the grill or over an open flame. From meat to vegetables, and even desserts, get ready to put your unique grilling ideas to work.
Using A Tripod Assembly
A tripod assembly is an inexpensive and accessible tool to use for cooking over an open fire. It is much more practical to pack on camping trips than are bulky gas grills or charcoal pits with their many accessories.
This tool allows you to make practical use of the campfire for more than telling stories and roasting marshmallows. Today’s tripods cost between ten and thirty dollars and are a three-legged frame which is designed to straddle the fire, dangling a grate over the flames off of an adjustable length of chain.
Camp food has never been more exciting, as you can cook either by pan or directly on the grate, preparing anything from fresh oatmeal to strip steak in the middle of nowhere.
Remember to use only the flesh of hardwood and fruit trees when preparing a campfire for food preparation. The sap from conifer, sumac, and pine trees can taint your food, and even poison it.
Iron Pocket Grillers
Also available at department and sporting goods stores across the country are long-handled iron pocket grillers. Called by many names, these “hobo pie makers” are great fun for finicky kids, as they can put whatever they want between the slices of bread and cook it on their own. Kids love to eat what they make, no matter how unappetizing it may seem to those around them, and these handy tools are a great asset around the campfire.
Grilling Ideas – What To Grill
Some foods require the use of double or triple seals made of heavy-duty tin foil. Sliced potatoes, onions, and yellow peppers, for instance, can be triple pouched in airtight tin foil and placed either on cooling coals or the rack of your grill and steamed to perfection within 25 minutes.
Grilled ham and cheese can also be achieved over low flames, observing for hot spots which may put an unwelcome burn to your finished product.
For a beautiful dessert idea, slice a granny smith apple or two from the top to the bottom and core it, leaving the skin on. Sprinkle these slices with a dusting of cinnamon powder, and place them on the grill at medium flame intensity.
These will need about 2 minutes on each side. Be sure to have a sharp spatula for turning these, as they may want to stick to the bare surface of the grate.
Once they are finished, arrange the hot apple slices in a bowl over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Drizzle with warm caramel or honey, and enjoy!