At the end of the summer, tomato plants seem to get a second wind. Just when you think they’re spent, they suddenly produce another round! Here’s what to do with them. First make some smoked cherry tomatoes, maybe while you’re smoking something else. Keep some in the fridge or freezer and you’ll always have a little flavor bomb to toss with pasta, scatter on pizza, or layer into this Caprese sandwich. Speaking of which, if you have a basil plant, make basil pesto and keep that in the freezer too. If not, buy some prepared pesto at the store. With those two items on hand, this satisfying summer sandwich comes together in no time. Spread the pesto on some good crusty bread, layer on some fresh mozzarella (or smoked mozz if you really want a smoky sandwich), then some thick sliced heirloom beefsteak tomatoes and the smoked cherry tomatoes tucked in wherever they’ll fit. I like to griddle these sammiches in butter but you could brush some oil on the bread and cook them on your grill or in a panini press. Either way, get ready to sink your teeth into the rich, juicy taste of summer.Free Barbecue News magazine every month to members of our Pitmaster Club. Click here for a free 30 day trial. No credit card needed. No spam. Click here to Be Amazing!
Published On: 8/25/2020 Last Modified: 4/14/2021
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The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.
The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.
If you’re using oven mitts at the grill, it’s time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder’s gloves. They’re heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.
GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily rmoved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.
A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!
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Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.
This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.