Good Things to Grill: Our Tips On Mixing Up Your BBQ Routine

Has your grill routine gotten a little stale? While hamburgers and hot dogs are great summer barbeque staples, chances are you aren’t tapping into your grill’s full potential. Or maybe you’re looking to upgrade from your current grill and buy a more robust grill that can take you from breakfast to dessert using a variety of cooking methods.

AES Hearth & Patio offers a selection of grilling products to take your grill game from good to great! In this post, let’s look “beyond the barbeque” and check out some good things to grill that may not be on your radar. And if this post leaves your mouth watering, visit our showroom or get a free estimate to learn more about the grills, smokers, and accessories we offer.

Bread & Breakfast: What to Cook on the Big Green Egg

If you’re only using your Big Green Egg as a smoker, you’re missing out. This versatile kamado-style grill helps foods retain heat and moisture, essentially doubling as an outdoor oven. From cinnamon rolls to pizzas to quiches, the sky’s the limit. The ConvEGGtor plate setter is a must-have addition to your grilling game for cooking on indirect heat.

Here are some of our favorite things to bake on the EGG:

1. Breakfast: One delicious veggie-centric option is the Mushroom and Spinach Quiche, baked in a cast iron skillet using the ConvEGGtor.

The carnivores may enjoy the hearty Dutch Oven Breakfast packed with sausage, egg, cheese, and hash browns.

This easy Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake (using store-bought bread) or make-ahead Blueberry French Toast Casserole will satisfy your sweet tooth.

2. Pizzas: Fueled by natural lump charcoal that generates heat to fill the ceramic dome, the EGG can give your pizza that wood-fired oven flavor and finish typically found in pizzerias. Placing a baking stone on top of a cooking grid will make sure your pizza cooks evenly and that your crust is crispy.

If you’re dreaming of owning your own smoker, we would love to help you select (and set up) the right smoker for your home. You can fill out our free estimate form or contact us for more information.

Pellet Smoker Dinner Ideas to Mix It Up

Here are some unconventional ideas to help you break out of a steak or burger rut with your Lousiana pellet smoker, available at AES Hearth & Patio. Putting the Bayou in barbeque, one way to mix up your dinner is to prepare grilled crawfish using a grill basket.

Did you know that you can sear and bake in your Louisiana pellet smoker? Using “smoke” mode, you can sear halibut in your cast iron skillet, reaping the benefits of flavored hardwood pellets.

For a creative starter course, smoke your baked brie with wood-infused flavor and top with seasonal fruit. For a finish that will delight your guests’ eyes and mouths, check out this smoked pavlova cooked in cake pans in your smoker.

Good Things to Grill from the Garden: Tools for Cooking Veggies

If you’re grilling sliced vegetables, we have just the right grill accessories for you! Here are a few accessories you can use to ensure that your food cooks evenly and doesn’t slide between the grates.

A grill basket or pan is a must-have accessory if you plan to grill or roast veggies. Available in various sizes and styles, you might want to add colorful peppers, sweet corn, or summer squash in summer. Root vegetables like carrots or potatoes can complement your holiday meals in the fall.

The rotisserie accessory is an awesome addition to your Napoleon grill. This rotisserie tumbler basket rotates your veggies (or chicken wings or fries), cooking them evenly without adding extra fat and oils. (These herbed new potatoes made in the tumbler look amazing.)

AES Hearth & Patio: Your One-Stop Shop for Grilling and Beyond

From breakfast to dessert, from baking to smoking, AES Hearth & Patio can help you pick out the perfect grill and grill accessories to make your family meals unforgettable. Stop by one of our showrooms in Camp Hill or Newville or schedule an appointment online to discuss building the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.

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