How to Host a Memorable July 4th Barbecue – and Have Fun Too.

Written by Neil Street

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Now some tips for gettingrepparttar grilling just right onrepparttar 143390 Fourth:

1- It is important to getrepparttar 143391 grill hot. Preheat for 15 minutes with all burners on high andrepparttar 143392 lid closed. It is easy to scraperepparttar 143393 grate clean with a wire brush at this point. 2- When using a gas grill, cook withrepparttar 143394 lid down. It concentrates heat when searing and maintains heat when slow cooking. Conversely, you should keeprepparttar 143395 lid open when using charcoal as residue buildup can affectrepparttar 143396 flavor ofrepparttar 143397 foods being grilled. 3- When cooking things like fish and burgers, you should oilrepparttar 143398 grill. Dip a handful of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, wiperepparttar 143399 grill thoroughly. This will also pick up any residue left from brushing.

And last but by no means least, a couple of recipes that we here at The Cantering Caterer in Westport, Connecticut, are happy to recommend:

Lemon-Herb Marinade Great with chicken 10 gloves of garlic, chopped very fine 1 TBS Kosher Salt ½ TBS Ground Black Pepper 3 Lemons, squeezed 1 cup or more ofrepparttar 143400 freshest herbs you can find – parsley and cilantro are great! 1 cup olive oil. Mix everything together, coatrepparttar 143401 meat and refrigerate overnight. Amazing Burgers To: 2 Lb good ground beef Add: 1/2 cup red onion, chopped fine, 1/4 cup chopped parsley,2 TBS Capers, 2 TSP Worcestershire, a dash or 2 of Tabasco, Kosher salt and pepper to taste Hand form into 8 patties and grill! Serve on a roll with fresh garden tomato and crisp Romaine lettuce. Increase quantities as needed.

Enjoyrepparttar 143402 Fourth and enjoy your party!

Neil Street is co-founder of Small Business Online, an internet marketing and web design company, based in Norwalk, CT. Email Neil at Small Business Online or call him at 203.299.0889

Different cuts of steak

Written by Shauna Hanus

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New York Strip; this is a t-bone withrepparttar tenderloin and bone cut away. This is a good quality cut of meat and can usually be found at a lower price per pound thanrepparttar 143301 preceding cuts.

T-bone; this is an excellent cut for couples who like to share. The smaller tenderloin is a few delicate bites whilerepparttar 143302 New York strip can satisfyrepparttar 143303 heartier appetite.

Filet Mignon; this choice is usually a more costly choice but is well worthrepparttar 143304 additional expense if you are looking forrepparttar 143305 most tender and moist cut of meat. You will not findrepparttar 143306 intense flavor of a rib-eye or porterhouse but this is still an excellent cut of meat.

Top Sirloin; this cut is a lesser grade but larger cut of meat. A family of four can eat from one top sirloin. Try to buyrepparttar 143307 top or prime grade, they will be tenderer thanrepparttar 143308 lower grades.

Shauna Hanus is a gourmet cook who specializes in creating gourmet meal plans. She has extensive experience cooking with easy to find grocery items to create delightful gourmet meals. She is also the publisher of a no cost bi-monthly gourmet newsletter. Her newsletter is always fun and informational packed with tips and trivia you can use everyday.

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