FIRE UP THE GRILL

There's nothing like the yummy aroma of a neighbourhood barbecue to get you thinking about all the delicious food you can make on the grill! And, with the season officially here, Bick's® and Food Network Celebrity Chef Rob Rainford serve up everything you'll need including grilling tips and tricks to grill like a pro! And, don't forget to check out our menu suggestions… there are recipes galore for your grilling pleasure!

Rob's Grilling Tips

TIP #1 - FEELS GOOD, TASTES GOOD :

Want to check if your steak is done the way you like it? Use the top of your tongs to press down on the top of the steak. Rare cooked meat will feel similar to when you press on the fleshy part of an open, relaxed hand at the base of the thumb. Medium-rare cooked meat will feel similar to when you place your index finger on the thumb. And well done will feel similar to when you place the baby finger to your thumb.

TIP #2 - KEEP IT COOKING :

Always keep a filled back-up propane tank on hand because there's nothing like running out of fuel in the middle of cooking.

TIP #3 - READY FOR NEXT TIME :

It's easy to clean your gas barbecue grill when you're finished cooking! Turn the temperature to high and close the lid for 5-10 minutes. Then, scrape the grill clean with a long-handled wire brush. Done.

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But first let's eat!

To start your grilling season off right, enjoy some of these delicious recipes from Bick's.
Beef Tenderloin Pita Pocket

Beef Tenderloin Pita Pocket
For a sophisticated backyard meal, grilled chunks of tenderloin are outstanding tucked into a warm pita with all your favourite condiments. To grill the meat, lightly oil the grate and preheat the grill to medium hot. Thread cut up beef onto skewers and season with salt and pepper. Place the meat on the grill and cook to preferred doneness. At the same time, warm pitas on the grill for about 1 minute. Perfection!

Rob's Gourmet Chicken Burger

Rob's Gourmet Chicken Burger
You'll get a kick out of these juicy gourmet burgers! To cook the patties, oil the grate lightly, then preheat the grill to medium hot. Grill the meat for about 5-6 minutes per side (or use a meat thermometer - they're done when the internal temperature reaches 170°F/76.7°C). Place one grilled patty on each bun and top with all your favourite condiments. Dinner's ready!

Grilled Charcuterie Platter

Grilled Charcuterie Platter
For a weekend soiree, serve this tasty combination of smoked meats, cheese and pickles. Your guests will love it and so will you because preparation is a breeze!

Fabulous Grilled Pizza

Fabulous Grilled Pizza
Top grilled mini pizzas with tomato sauce, cheese, sliced prosciutto, banana pepper chunks and fresh basil. Cooking on the grill is a perfect way to melt the cheese… pizza's here when the cheese is bubbly. Talk about deliciously easy.

Tofu and Veggie Kebobs

Tofu and Veggie Kebobs
These kabobs are fantastic: mushrooms, peppers, onion and spicy marinated tofu grilled to hot and crispy perfection! Serve as a vegetarian main course or a delicious side for everyone!

All Dressed Hot Dogs

All Dressed Hot Dogs
There's nothing like a grilled hot dog dressed to the limit with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mustard and relish. It's a true celebration of taste!