When warm weather rolls around, that's when you know it's time to break out the grill. Lump charcoal and charcoal briquettes burn hot, helping you create delicious meals in the backyard while also adding a hint of smoky flavor to your food. Pick instant-light lump charcoal that ignites with just a bit of help from fire starters to save time. If you'd like to experiment with different flavors, use hardwood charcoal made from various types of wood. Oak provides a heavier, smoky taste, while mesquite charcoal can add a hint of sweetness. If you're preparing salmon, cedar planks are a great way to infuse it with a rich, smoky taste. Be sure to soak the planks in water for several hours beforehand to increase the amount of time they can be used.
Deep-frying is a delicious way to prepare poultry, including turkey and duck. Because of its high smoke point and neutral taste, peanut oil is a common way to prepare deep-fried food. The high smoke point means it doesn't begin to burn until a very high temperature, which helps prevent a burnt flavor in your food. Peanut oil is also low in saturated fat and high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, making it a healthier alternative to other choices, such as shortening or lard. To prepare the ultimate feast, stock up on BBQ accessories from our versatile assortment.