Barbequing meat outdoors to beat the winter doldrums

Barbequing meat outdoors to beat the winter doldrums

"You don’t have to stay outdoors while grilling your meat, but you do need to check on the food from time to time. "

Shorter days and colder temperatures have many outdoor enthusiasts anxiously awaiting spring. While you can't change the weather outside, you can enjoy many of the same treats that are normally associated with warm sunny days. Barbequing meat on an outdoor grill is one activity that can be enjoyed year-round provided you take the rights steps when doing so.     

A gas grill is generally recommended over a charcoal one because this type of stove normally heats quickly and evenly. It can also be difficult to light charcoal whenever the wind is especially fierce. Before you start grilling, remove any snow and ice from your equipment and then allow the grill to heat up completely before placing meat on it.

Your meat should be completely thawed before placing it on the grill. This is because the outside temperature could make it difficult to do this once it is placed on the grate. You can use any marinade you would like, but it is helpful if this is at room temperature to prevent freezing when exposed to the elements.

You don’t have to stay outdoors while grilling your meat, but you do need to check on the food from time to time.  If winds are especially fierce, you may want to partially block them by placing the grill alongside a building. Take care when lifting the lid so the flames do not get out of hand. If it is raining or snowing outside, you may need to cook your meat under a covered patio to prevent the precipitation from putting out the fire. These simple tips are all that is needed to enjoy barbequing meat even in the dead of winter.