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Gourmet Grilling How-To Video

It's grilling season... And if you're tired of the same old thing, fire up the grill and your imagination. With daring and a little creativity, the gas grill menu is endless.

When most people think about grilling, burgers and hot dogs come to mind, but with daring and a little creativity the gas grill menu is endless. Before cooking allow ten minutes for the grill to heat up.

The biggest advantage of cooking on a gas grill is the ability to control the heat. Skewered shrimp is a great appetizer, but be sure to cook them at the lowest setting possible to avoid burning. They only need a few minutes to brown before serving as a delicious appetizer.

For the main course, make steaks interesting by seasoning both sides and cutting the meat into kabob sized chunks. To give the kabobs color and flavor, mix them up with a variety of vegetables. Place the kabobs on the hottest portion of the grill.
Flip them just once with tongs to lock in the juices. A side burner is a great way to keep sauces warm.

A grilling tray makes cooking fish on the grill easy. The tighter grate pattern keeps the meat from falling apart. Tuna and salmon steaks are easily cooked to perfection on an open flame. Cook fish ten minutes for every inch of thickness.

For dessert, try fruit, apples, peaches, bananas and pineapple are great on the grill even if the're not fully ripened. Cut them in half and brush with sugared butter or water. Adjust the burners to the lowest setting. When the fruit is browned and tender, take them off the grill and top with ice cream. It's pie a la mode without the crust.