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Celebrate Canada with Summer Grilling!
Having a birthday in the summer is a blast. But it’s not my birthday; it’s Eric’s. And because his birthday occurs in the summer, he always gets to do his favourite summertime thing – grilling! Together we methodically planned out his birthday dinner around the grill. Steaks; shrimp; barbecue roasted potatoes and vegetables; and for dessert, grilled fruit! Could it get any better than this!?
Canada also just had a birthday on July 1st. We celebrated Canada by doing what we do best in Canadian summer – that’s grilling of course! Canadian summers for me are always jam packed with grilling, smoking or some outdoor cooking. We barely cook indoors from May through to September. Partially because our house is too hot to cook in, but mostly because we love the flavours of grilled food so much! Also we spend a lot of our summer camping and we are 100% cooking outdoors when we camp! If it isn’t over the fire, it’s on a BBQ or the Camping Stove. Having a Weber Grill can make summer grilling fun and easy whether you are at home, at the campsite or the family cottage. Speaking of cottage grilling, if you are looking for an epic way to have a fun Canadian summer by grilling, check out how these Canadian cottagers celebrate Canada with Weber Grills: WeberGrillsCA YouTube It’s pretty outstanding! And while you are there, you mind as well give Weber Grills Canada some love by subscribing their You Tube Channel!
Here are a couple ideas of how you can grill something quickly to celebrate summer today!
Easy Soy Grilled Steaks
My favourite quick way to marinate steaks for the grill is to add 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup soy sauce to a re-sealable bag, add steaks and let marinade for about 30 – 60 minutes. Remove steaks from the bag, toss the marinade away and grill steaks to your liking on a hot grill.
Spicy Citrus Grilled Shrimp
We also have an fast and tasty way of grilling shrimp – make a simple marinade by mixing 1/4 cup water, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp habanero garlic pepper mix, 1 tsp ground coriander, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add the shrimp and let marinade for 20-30 minutes. Place shrimp on wooden skewers and onto the hot grill for about 5 minutes each side, until shrimp turn pink.
What are you grilling this summer? What makes summer fun for you? How do you celebrate Canada?