1. Keep Grill Grates Clean. Dirty grates cause food to stick and pick up "off" flavors. Clean your grates after each use by allowing residue to "burn off" and scrubbing with a stiff wire bristle brush.
2. Re-Season Cast Iron Grill Grates. If your grill has cast-iron grates, you should have seasoned them prior to first use. After each use & cleaning, re-season by turning off the grill and applying a thin coating of solid vegetable shortening with a paper towel while the grates are warm, then closing the lid with the grates in until they're cool. Re-seasoning will keep food from sticking.
2. Remove Excess Grease from Drip Pan or Bottom Tray. Before each use, check the drip pan or bottom tray to prevent grease accumulation. Excess grease can start a grease fire.
Honey-Lime Grilled Bananas
Here's a quick & easy grilled dessert from the makers of Weber grills: Cut 4 unpeeled bananas lengthwise into halves and place skin-side down on grill grate over indirect/medium heat. Grill until skins are black, about 6 to 8 minutes. Turn bananas over and grill 2 to 3 minutes more. Arrange bananas on serving plates and drizzle with honey and fresh-squeezed lime juice (2 limes).
Save 10% off the following products at the Carolina Sauce Company online store by using the coupon code Blog710, no minimum purchase required! Enter the coupon online in the "coupon code" field on the billing page, or mention the coupon when ordering by phone, and you'll receive 10% off the following products including already-discounted sale prices. The Blog710 coupon is good on the following products thru July 31, 2010, while supplies last:
Bear-Man Growlin' Grizzly, a big, bold & tangy tomato BBQ sauce that's slightly sweet, with a peppery kick
D'Vine Muscadine BBQ Sauce, a tangy tomato-mustard-vinegar BBQ sauce with a touch of sweet NC muscadine grapes
Ole Time BBQ Sauce, THE sauce that made Ole Time BBQ Restaurant (Raleigh NC) famous, featuring tangy vinegar with tomato & pepper for pork, chicken & more
Ole Time Hot Sauce, a spicy-hot vinegar BBQ sauce in the Eastern NC style for pulled pork, marinating chicken, and seasoning greens
Pit Road BBQ Sauce, a rich tomato-mustard dipping, basting & grilling sauce with a racing-inspired label -- great on the grill, on the stove & in a crockpot!
Tarheel Premium Honey BBQ Sauce, sweet & sassy, wonderful for glazing ribs, basting chicken, mopping & dipping & slathering at the table
Tarheel Premium Original BBQ Sauce, a little sweet, a little tangy and a little spicy, with just the right amount of thickness - perfect for beef ribs, brisket, pork loin & chicken
Uncle Pete's BBQ Sauces, bold & thick, sweet & savory award-winning South Carolina sauces in Original, Spicy, and Hickory - each comes with FREE recipes!
Hot Sauce & Salsa
Bubba's Special Sauce, thick like a salsa, this tomato & hot-pepper hot sauce from Alabama comes in a jar and is great on burgers & sandwiches, in chili & meatloaf, with eggs & sausage, & more!
Mad Dog Inferno, FIERY-hot jalapeno sauce spiked with pepper extract and sweetened with molasses
Red's Sweet Salsa, sweet & chunky salsa made with tomatoes, peppers & onion (no fruit), great with chips, on nachos, in recipes, etc.
Zing Gourmet Sauce, 5oz, flavorful & spicy without being hot, Zing is fabulous on everything from breakfast food to dinner entrees, AND comes with free recipes!
Ketchup & Mustard
Burning Asphalt Blazin' Habanero Ketchup, fiery-hot & seductively sweet, this rich ketchup is perfect for grownups who love ketchup and enjoy spicy food
Burning Asphalt Zesty Jalapeno Ketchup, sweet & rich with a mildly spicy peppery kick to wake up your tastebuds without burning them
Trolly Stop Hot Mustard, a Wilmington NC favorite, this dijon mustard is spiced with chipotle & habanero and flavored with honey & pineapple for layers of fiery flavor
Steak Sauce & Pepper Jelly
Burning Asphalt Homestyle Steak Sauce, robust & zesty with rich flavor and a zippy horseradish kick
Burning Asphalt Sweet Pepper Steak Sauce, a traditional steak sauce with a touch of sweetness and a dash of habanero
Carolina Sauce Co. Mountain Pepper Jellies, the perfect savory-sweet condiment for roast chicken or pork, steak & grilled foods, available in mild or hot, Red or Green (4 varieties)
Walkerswood One Stop Savory Sauce, Caribbean seasonings blended with bananas, mango & raisins for an exotic table sauce that's great with steak & any savory dish
DEFCON 3 Mild Wing Sauce, rich & creamy award-winning Buffalo style wing sauce with a mildly spicy cayenne bite
Tony's Birdland Wing Sauces from Richmond NY's famous Tony's Birdland restaurant, these sweet & tangy wing sauces come in Mild, Hot and Sweet & Sour
Check out our newest products, all on sale, no coupon required:
*Big Bob Gibson White BBQ Sauce: The ORIGINAL white BBQ sauce from Alabama, great on chicken, seafood & pork
*Lip Lickin' BBQ Sauces, mouthwatering Piedmont NC sauces (tomato & vinegar) in 2 rich flavors: Bold & Spicy, and Sweet & Smoky
*Tortuga Hot Caribbean Pepper Sauce, a traditional Caribbean hot sauce made with fiery scotch bonnet peppers in a savory mustard base
*Pig Pen's Hot & Spicy Seasoning is a SERIOUSLY hot but truly tasty savory-sweet dry rub
*Thomas Gourmet Cranberry Chutney, not just for turkey or Thanksgiving - try this sweet & tart chutney in sandwiches, with grilled meats, or blended with cream cheese as a spread!
*Thomas Pineapple Chutney, packed with exotic tropical flavor and a sprinkling of almonds, enjoy with chicken, fish, pork & more
Operation Sauce Drop is our non-profit program that sends free gift boxes of sauce to US military personnel stationed abroad. To date, we've shipped over 940 free gift boxes to our deployed military, at absolutely NO cost to them. Our cost to purchase and ship each free gift generally runs from $20 to $25. The troops really appreciate the free sauce, as you can see from the thank-you notes to donors and photos they've sent in. Want to send a soldier a taste of home and bring a smile to his or her face? Then please donate to Operation Sauce Drop. You can also shop to support Operation Sauce Drop, where some or all of the purchase price of the products goes straight into Operation Sauce Drop (you get the products you order, and the money you pay is used to send free sauce to the troops).