May is National Barbeque Month and we celebrated with Food Network Star Winner, Chef Tregaye Fraser who shared tips on how to make your barbecue the best on the block.
“My number one tip is to get your recipe, get your grocery list and be properly prepared,” says Fraser. “In my cookbook, ‘Kitchen Conversations with Chef Tregaye Fraser, in every recipe, I have a grocery list because if you're properly prepared, you're going to have an amazing barbecue.”
For a good snack, Chef Fraser recommends picking up some pistachios. “It starts with snacks like wonderful pistachio no shells that come in tasty varieties like chili, roasted honey, roasted barbecue, sea salt, and vinegar,” says Chef Fraser. “Or you can opt for the classic roasted and salted and the roasted lightly salted with a touch of salt.”
Alaska Seafood is guaranteed to impress any guest. “It’s in season throughout the summer, it's easily grilled directly over the flame or in tin foil or on a wood plank with simple seasonings, rubs, or marinades,” says Chef Fraser.
Chef Fraser also shared some secrets for how to do summer entertaining right. “If we're going to have a good time, let's have an environmentally friendly good time,” says Chef Fraser. “Ball Aluminum Cups make for a more environmentally friendly summer gathering.” You can find them on Amazon.com or at your local retailers.
For the perfect salsa, Chi-Chi’s Salsa is a classic people love. “You can't go wrong with delicious sauce,” says Chef Fraser. “It comes in mild, medium, or high to fit your preferred heat level, and the garden ripe onions and crisp tomatoes blend perfectly with a nice jolt of spice flavor.”
This Inside South Florida segment is paid for by Wonderful Pistachios, Alaska Seafood, CHI-CHI’s Salsa, and Ball Aluminum Cups