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The Thrill of the Grill
Chicago-StyleNo city takes their hot dogs more seriously than Chicago, so it's safe to say they know what they're doing. A Chicago dog is a boiled hot dog on a poppy seed bun, topped with dill pickle and cucumber spears, as well as sliced tomato, sweet pickle relish, pickled peppers, diced onion, and yellow mustard. And don't forget a sprinkle of celery salt!
Chili Cheese DogSpice up your dogs with a little chili! Just nestle a grilled hot dog into a soft bun, then top with ground beef chili and shredded cheddar cheese.
Corn DogHot dogs and cornbread make for a tasty combination, and with a corn dog you get added convenience! Mix half a cup each of flour and cornmeal, along with a teaspoon of baking powder and a pinch each of salt, sugar, and dry mustard. Whisk in a half-cup of milk and an egg. Insert sticks into your hot dogs, dredge them in flour, then dip them in the batter and deep-fry in 365-degree vegetable oil until golden.
New York-StyleGet a taste of a New York street dog while on the water! Simply top a boiled hot dog on a soft bun with sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard. Fuhgeddaboudit!
More Grilling Recipes
Beer Barrel Polka BratwurstThis simple recipe will get the gang fired up. The brats can be prepared ahead or in the galley. For this recipe you will need a marine grill like Magma’s ChefsMate Connoisseur series gas grill.
Grilled Asparagus BruschettaA fast and flavorful antipasto prepared on a grill. Perfect as a quick snack, a light appetizer, or an easy lunch!
Grilled Peaches with RaspberriesThe peach is one of nature’s true delights, and grilling this wonderfruit only intensifies its inherent sweetness and adds a touch of caramel. The tartness of the raspberries is a great counterpoint to the mellow taste of the peaches.
Grilled Snapper with Island RiceAfter a day out on the water, enjoy your freshly caught snapper with island rice for a fresh and tasty dinner.
Mediterranean Chicken SkewersIf you’re catering for friends, you want to keep the cooking process simple so you can devote your attention to them instead of food preparation, right? You can assemble your chicken skewers in the morning before you head for the boat, or do it on board.
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Once you've decided what to dine on, keep these tips in mind to make sure your meal goes smoothly.
- Before going aboard, stock up with all the grilling necessities: utensils, mounts, covers, lighters, a grilling light, storage containers, etc. And of course, don't forget the food!
- Save yourself some time and worry by preparing your meats and veggies ahead of time.
- The most important rule of safety for grilling is to never grill while underway. When the grill is lit, never leave it unattended.
- Double check that all your propane connections are sealed tight. To test whether there's a leak, brush soapy water onto a joint; if bubbles form, the connection has a leak.
- When all your food is ready, turn off or put out the grill, then wait for it cool down before detaching and storing it so you can get underway again.