UP IN SMOKE
WHAT DAD REALLY WANTS—
GREAT GRILLING GIFTS FOR FATHER’S DAY
June 11th, 2012
We’ll ignore exquisite irony: that on Mother’s Day, everyone pitches in to keep Mom out of the kitchen, while on Father’s Day, you know who is expected to fire up the grill and cook dinner. Perhaps it’s because we know deep down inside that Dad likes to fire up the grill and cook dinner for his brood. On this day, he gets to do it with an admiring audience—and ideally some new toys and books and toys. Herewith our list of ten great grilling gifts for that special dad in your family. Any will make him happier than an embroidered bathrobe or necktie. Or socks.
Best Ribs Ever: Briskets are imposing and pulled pork sure feeds a crowd, but when it comes to iconic barbecue, you just can’t beat the primal pleasure of gnawing the meat off a rack of ribs. Just in time for Father’s Day is Steven’s updated rib book—complete with chicken-fried spare ribs and grilled angel food cake with fresh berry salsa for dessert.
Best of Barbecue Grill Oiler: “Keep it hot. Keep it clean. Keep it lubricated.” With these words Steven launched a grilling revolution, and here comes the coolest way to oil your grill grate yet. Fill the bottle with vegetable oil and rub the oiler over the grate. The metal shield protects your hand. We loved using it at BBQ U.
Best of Barbecue® Flip Tip Instant Read Meat Thermometer: There’s only one way to make sure your smoked briskets and pork shoulders are cooked to the correct temperature: use an instant read meat thermometer. Steven’s new Flip Tip gives you a precise digital readout, with target temperatures for all the major meats printed on the casing. Probe folds back into the case when you’re not using it.
Best of Barbecue® Four Compartment Trout Basket: Take it from us: There’s no better way to cook fish than grilling, but how do you prevent it from sticking to the grill grate? Enter Steven’s new four compartment fish basket. Stuff four trout with lemon slices and dill. Place bacon slices on top and bottom, close the basket, and grill the fish. It doesn’t get much better than this.
A year’s subscription to the Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club. If we could bring only one grilling condiment to a desert island, it would be extra-virgin olive oil—the fragrant fruity oil that serves equally well as a lubricant, moisturizer, and flavoring. Members receive three bottles per quarter of the freshest olive oil the world has to offer, hand-picked by the Club’s expert olive oil scouts and shipped by air within days of pressing.
Primal Grill complete DVD set. Over 100 recipes for grilling, smoking, barbecuing, roasting and more on 26 full episodes of the hit public television show!
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