A popular Mexican dish
Let's take a look at one of the most popular Mexican food trends right now: Al Pastor. Literally, "in the style of the shepherd" (sounds authentic, no?) Al Pastor refers to a certain style of roasted meat, that is most commonly eaten as street food in Mexico - think Mexican Gyros. That is, a large amalgamated hunk of meat, typically pork, roasting on a vertical rotisserie that is just sliced off the spit and right into a warm tortilla, garnished with onion cilantro and pineapple.
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A perfect option for cold weather grilling
Among the many wonderful searing companions, tuna is one of my favorites. Increasingly popular among restaurants now, a sesame seared tuna is extremely easy dish to pull off - served with its usual friends: soy sauce & wasabi. All in all, it's quite delicious, and if you butcher your tuna right you can get make some tuna tartare as an appetizer.
Thanksgiving Turkey at its Finest
It’s turkey time again, and this year why not smoke your turkey? Smoking a turkey is not as difficult as it appears, in fact - in many ways, it’s much simpler to smoke your turkey than the traditional oven roasted bird. There are several ways to enhance your turkey, from brining to basting (and I’d highly recommend brining your bird), but today let’s look at the easiest way to smoke a turkey: a simple spatchcocked turkey.
A simple recipe with a rich heritage
The Tuscany region of Italy is famous for its simple yet flavorful cuisine. Panzanella is no exception. This classic Italian salad makes use of stale, crusty bread pan fried in olive oil and garlic‚Äîthink croutons‚Äîand mixes it with delicious fresh vegetables. Panzanella makes a great side dish for plenty of meals. Its fresh and light flavor also makes it an excellent summer entree when you're looking for a meal that won't weigh you down.
Fire at the touch of a button
Electronic ignition systems present a premium upgrade option for all gas fire pit projects ‚Äì from the DIY backyard gas fire pit to commercial restaurant and hotel projects. Instead of dealing with matches or lighters, you control the flames at the flick of a switch or the push of a button. If you are looking for simplicity and quality, electronic ignition fire pit systems offer the best option for your project.
A great new product from the Outdoor GreatRoom Company
The Outdoor GreatRoom Company Cove Fire Pits are some of the best-selling fire pits sold by Spotix ‚Äì and for good reason! Reliable performance, simple design, and easy setup combine to create a great fire feature for any home. Think you'd like to join the ranks of happy Cove owners? Learn more about this fantastic fire feature here in our helpful guide.
Warming Trends Crossfire Burner Review
Crossfire Burners are easily some of the most highly engineered fire pit burners in the entire industry‚Äîwith a price tag to match. However, if you don't mind the upfront cost, a Crossfire burner may pay for itself in the long term thanks to its durable brass construction and lifetime warranty. Warming Trends can easily customize burners as well, making it easier to create a unique fire pit from scratch or retrofit an already‚Äìexisting fire pit enclosure.
How to Winterize Your Grill
When fall rolls around and the cold weather of winter is looming, it‚Äôs important for grill owners to be prepared by winterizing your grill. Many of you, I‚Äôm sure, are like me and grill year-round, but that doesn‚Äôt mean you shouldn‚Äôt also prepare your grill for lower temperatures and nasty weather. Most of us are familiar with how corrosion (rust) can degrade the performance and lifetime of your grill - while high quality materials like 304 stainless steel are very corrosion resistant, that doesn‚Äôt mean they‚Äôre impervious to the elements. Not only does moisture stress metals, but grease build-up can create pressure points where corrosion can build and spread.
Napoleon Prestige vs. Prestige PRO Grills: What's the Difference?
One of our best selling lines of grills, Napoleon offers a wide range of price points and feature options to provide a high end grill for any budget. However, two of our most popular grills - the Prestige 500 and the Prestige Pro 500 - have a few overlapping features with some key differences that are not immediately apparent. We're here to take a closer look at the similarities and the standouts between the two grills, so you can choose wisely when searching to buy your high end grill.