Be Ready to Wow! Utah’s Ultimate Labor Day Grilling Secret
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When it comes to Labor Day grilling in Utah, there's a real taste for some unique flavors and fun traditions. Here are a few of the secrets for taking your grilling up a notch:
If you only wanted one secret, this is it. Marinating is the name of the game! Marinating makes meats like beef and pork super tasty and tender. Think soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, and all those good seasonings mixed up to give your grillables a flavor boost. If you've never done this then it is hard to understand why marinating is so important. If you have ever wondered why some BBQ's are THAT much better, the chef probably used marinades. If you can marinate for a day or two it makes your meat just irresistible!
And Utah folks have a sweet tooth for their meats too, so you'll often find sauces and rubs that balance sweet stuff like honey or brown sugar with savory spices and herbs. Plus, don't forget the legendary fry sauce – it's not just for fries; it's a dipping superstar for your grilled goodies.
Now, it wouldn't be a Utah Labor Day grill without a side of grilled veggies. We're talking bell peppers, zucchinis, and corn on the cob getting that smoky, grill-marked treatment. And here's a twist – bison burgers are a big hit. They're leaner and have a unique flavor compared to regular beef burgers. Quality cuts of meat, like ribeye steaks or prime rib, are often the star of the show, making sure your taste buds are in for a treat.
But it's not just about the food; it's about the whole experience. It's the farewell to summertime temps. Utahns love taking their grilling outdoors, whether in their backyards or in the great outdoors.
Labor Day is all about getting together with friends and family, sharing good times, and enjoying delicious food. And let's not forget the push for local ingredients – supporting local farms and businesses adds a fresh and community-centered touch to the celebration.
8/31/23 Thursday night, if you live in Southern Utah, there's NO WAY you missed that rain, thunder, and lightning that was lighting up the sky for hours! The lightning was NOT stopping. The rain was pounding. The thunder was BOOMING! It was gorgeous. We only get MAYBE one of these a year. I asked in the Facebook Group "St. George Word Of Mouth" for people to submit photos of the lightning storm that they caught. Here's what was submitted!Abigail Fox:
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