Grilling Scores High As Top Summer Tradition
May 13, 2002
Survey shows 70 percent of grill owners cook outdoors at least once a week; Steak ranks #1
May 13, 2002
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - Natural gas grills and stoves are useful tools for creating healthy meals and memorable events. Whether it's a family cookout or a party under the stars, the warmer months of the year bring many opportunities for outdoor cooking and entertaining.
A recent Atlanta Gas Light Survey revealed that more than 70 percent of grill owners cook outdoors at least once per week. Steak was ranked number one by respondents as the most popular item grilled, followed by chicken, burgers, hot dogs and pork.
Atlanta Gas Light suggests this mouth watering recipe for crabmeat-stuffed steak to prepare the top vote-getter and get rave reviews.
½ cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons margarine, melted
1 can (6 oz.) crabmeat, drained and flaked
1 can (3oz.) mushrooms, drained
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 porterhouse steaks, cut 1 ½ inches thick OR 1 sirloin steak, cut 1 ½ inches thick
Sauté onion and garlic in margarine until transparent in skillet over medium flame. Stir in crabmeat, mushrooms and Worcestershire. Turn off flame; cool. Trim fat from steaks. Slicing crosswise, cut deep pockets into side of steaks, cutting almost to center or bone from each side. Stuff pockets with crabmeat mixture and close pockets with skewers or toothpicks. Sprinkle steaks with seasoned salt and pepper. Preheat gas grill. Cook with cover down on medium setting to desired doneness, carefully turning once. Makes four servings.
For additional tested grilling recipes, please visit the company's web site at www.atlantagaslight.com
Gas grills are perennially one of the most popular outdoor gas appliances. They enable low-fat, delicious meals and are easy to use, easy to clean, and can be used year-round. Cooking outdoors also means that hot stoves in the kitchen stay off, reducing air-conditioning needs in the summer.
There are distinct advantages of natural gas grills. Like any natural gas appliance, natural gas grills work even during a power outage. The corrosion and rust-resistant design leads to a longer life than charcoal and propane grills. Furthermore, propane tanks are rendered unnecessary. The amount of natural gas typically used costs less than propane, and greenhouse gas emissions from a natural gas grill are 30 percent less than that of propane.
A relatively new idea coming into vogue is the outdoor kitchen. Parties always seem to end up in the kitchen, so why not move both to the patio? Grills may be installed on a patio and connected to the home's gas supply line. Some are even equipped with compact refrigerators. Faucets can draw from existing water lines, sinks can drain into wastewater pipes and weatherproof counters and cabinets for food and dishes can round out the "room".