Summertime! It is time to have some fun on the grill and throw the ultimate backyard BBQs this summer.
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a backyard grilling meal but it’s important to put safety first when holding a BBQ in your backyard.
Propane and charcoal grills can lead to injuries or even deaths if the grills are not properly used.
The National Fire Protection Association has made the public aware that grilling causes more than 7,900 home fires every year.
Mid Atlantic Deck & Fence is here to help you safely enjoy summer grilling by providing you safety tips, recipes and exterior design tips to create your ultimate backyard BBQ environment.
About Backyard Grilling Safety
Before sending out invitations to your backyard grilling party, you need to create a safe grilling environment.
You can start the process by creating a space solely for grilling such as a deck or gazebo. The surface of your deck or gazebo should be leveled and the grill should be at least 10 feet or more from any other outdoor items for utmost fire safety.
You should also purchase grilling tools and oven mitts to protect yourself from burns.
Next, make sure you cook your meats low and slow to prevent yourself from cooking burnt and overly charred foods. We highly recommend marinating your meat prior to placing the meat on the grill for tenderness and quality flavor.
For healthier meals, add in fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables can help with cancer prevention when grilling meat.
Some great fruits to use for grilling are apples, peaches and pears.
Here’s a list of vegetables to use for grilling:
- Egg Plant
Here are meats you can grill this summer:
- Beef Skewers
- Pork Tenderloin