Whether you are grilling indoors or on your patio, balcony, deck or campground, having a few helpful accessories will make your experience all that much more successful. With so many options in the market, it can be hard to know what to choose. So, Inspiring Kitchen is here to help by offering 5 of our favorite (and newest) finds for BBQ and grilling season.
If you haven’t tried this method of cooking (indoors or on the grill), you are missing out. Himalayan salt adds a depth of flavor to all different types of foods from vegetables to meats to seafood. You can use the plate on the grill to sear meat or use it cold to impart and enhance flavors in fruits, cheeses and vegetables. The block is naturally anti-micobial and can continue to be used until it dissolves.
You can find this at your local Williams-Sonoma store or online. Bonus: it comes with a Salt Plate Cookbook to give you recipe ideas and tips on using the salt plate as well as a carrying tray. $48
Double Tray Tovolo Clean Flip BBQ Tray
Grilling is such a delicious way to cook but can be messy, carrying trays in and out of the house. Tovolo has made it easy for us by creating this Clean Flip BBQ Tray that prevents cross contamination by offering a side for the raw meat and the freshly grilled food. Just flip the tray to reveal a clean serving surface that has a texture to retain the juices. Now, you no longer need to carry two trays to the grill! The Clean Flip BBQ Tray is made of melamine and is dishwasher safe. You can find it at Amazon for $28
Weber 6492 Original Instant-Read Thermometer
Having a thermometer to check the internal temperature of meat and poultry is very important to your safety whether you are cooking on the grill, on the cooktop or in the oven. Weber’s Original Instant-Read Thermometer does the job consistently, easily and accurately, displaying the temperature on the digital display. You can find this thermometer at Amazon for $10.
Sauces and Seasonings
For those of you who just use BBQ sauce from the grocery store, you are missing out on so many amazing seasonings and sauces in the market. Here are just a few suggestions for you to try:
Salt and pepper on meats and fish is always good. But how about adding a bit more flavor and depth? Williams-Sonoma offers a collection of spice rubs for meats, fish, vegetables, potatoes, poultry and seafood in a gift set. If you haven’t tried them before, then this is the ideal way to try each of them before buying the full size tins of your favorites.
The Ultimate Grilling Rub Collection includes:
- Chili-lime for chicken, vegetables, potatoes, meat and seafood
- Potlatch for salmon
- Spicy Chipotle for fajitas, roasted corn, poultry
- Smokehouse for meats
You can find this collection at Williams-Sonoma for $20.
Rasta Bros. is an award-winning manufacturer of the most delicious pepper jellies and sauces. Be aware that they are made with Scotch Bonnet peppers which will give some heat (love that kick!) to each of your dishes.
This sweet, spicy blend is excellent on ribs, burgers, chicken and pork. Best when used with their Rasta Bros. Jerk Marinade. $5
This is for far more than just steak! Its bold and spicy blend adds flavor to steaks, burgers, chicken and pork. Try it in a Bloody Mary….yum! $5
1st Place Winner! 2014 Louisiana Hot Sauce Awards
This sauce can be used in so many different ways from grilling to salads to appetizers to a quick sauce for rice to a dipping or finishing sauce for seafood, chicken or pork. It starts off with a sweet, spicy taste followed by a little bit of Scotch Bonnet burn. Awesome on jerk chicken wings, Cornish hens, salmon, scallops, coconut shrimp, ham, and kabobs. Sooo good! $5
What are your favorite BBQ and grilling finds? Please let us know.
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