The feel-good, fabulous, firework-heavy holiday is finally here—hello, July 4th! With Independence Day primarily being celebrated outside soaking up the sun, it’s only natural that we start prepping our ‘cue menu. But who said grillin’ was just for guys? We put together five must-know tips for our girly grillers to ensure that your barbecue turns out just as fabulous as you are. With scrumptious, savory recipes to go along with each tip, you’ll be sure to be the best backyard barbecuing babe this Fourth of July. So go girl, get your grill on!
Charcoal vs. Gas Grill
Depending on the flavor and the time of cooking, you’re going to need to make a few choices when it comes to the grill type before you get grilling, girl! The gas-fired grill is always a plus because of how easy it is to start (a push of the button!), but the charcoal grill is always amazing because of all the fabulous smokey flavor it adds. Decisions, decisions! For this delish Charcoal Grilled Shrimp recipe (from evitamins.com) you will need to use a charcoal grill and flame. Place pre-cleaned jumbo shrimp into a bowl, and toss together with some lime juice, dry wine, chopped green onions, minced garlic, fresh dill and Tabasco sauce. After flavoring, slip the shrimp onto skewers and grill over the charcoal (with the top open) for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through. Sit back and enjoy your scrumptious shrimp!
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