When you’re planning the perfect BBQ, you always want to make sure that you have the right tools on hand. Here’s a look at some of the best accessories that you can pair with your BBQ to help your food be amazing.
If you have a charcoal BBQ, you can shorten the lighting time with a chimney starter. Simply stuff the starter with kindling (such as old newspapers) and a layer of briquettes before lighting it. The starter helps heat up the coals to red hot in a matter of minutes.
Grilling baskets (sometimes known as hamburger baskets) are great for food that has a tendency to stick to the grill – as well as for chefs who suffer with flipping anxiety. You simply place the food inside the basket and then, at the appropriate time, you flip the entire basket over. This allows you to cook multiple burgers or other food perfectly even and prevents you from having to attack your grill with your spatula in an effort to scrape it off the BBQ in one piece.
For those of you who have electric or gas grills, one of the things that can be missing from your meat is that traditional smoky BBQ flavor. Smoke guns allow you to infuse your meat with the smoky flavor without having to use a charcoal grill or a smoker. Simply shoot your meat or vegetables with a zap of cold smoke and enjoy that woody flavor.
Another great way to add a smoky flavor to your food – especially to your fish – is through the use of smoking sheets. Simply soak the sheet in water, wrap the sheet around your piece of fish, tie it with twine, then set it on the grill. The wood from the sheet (like cedar, for example) is transferred to the fish through the cooking process
Pizza Grill Pan
Expand your BBQ possibilities by adding a pizza grill pan to your repository of accessories. The holes in the bottom of the pan keep the crust crisp while allowing the smoke flavor to come through.
Another great way to open up your world of BBQ is with a grill wok. The high sides of the wok allows you to stir fry vegetables, meat, and seafood on the grill without worrying about anything spilling over the sides.
LED Grill Light
If you like to grill after the sun goes down, an LED light is a great option. The LED lights are weather resistant and can provide several different areas of light on the grill, allowing you to properly see your meat and vegetables.