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Fire Pit Grills

The perfect end to a warm summer day is watching fireflies while sitting around a fire pit! Add a grill above the fire, and you have all the ingredients for an amazing summer party!

From simply toasting marshmallows to cooking rotisserie chicken, fire pits allow flexibility and variety in outdoor cooking. Customizing your fire pit to fit your yard makes installation easy!

Fire Pit Grills: Features

[br]Fire pits usually burn wood or charcoal, although gas inserts are available. Permanent fire pits are usually brick or stone built up

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around a shallow hole in the ground for the fire with a wire grill and/or a spit over the fire for cooking. Patio fire pits are often made of cast iron or copper.

Cast iron is heavy and retains heat well, whereas copper is more portable and cools more quickly. Sojoe makes fire pits from steel coated with porcelain, creating an earthy look and mimicking the temperatures of stone or brick pits. Even though patio fire pits are not actually dug into the ground, the legs holding the fire bowl stand low to the ground.[br]

Fire Pit Grills: Pros and cons

[br]Fire pits are accessible from every side of the pit, allowing multiple people to cook instead of assigning one or two as chefs. However, because more people will be near the fire, more precautions should be taken to avoid an uncontrolled fire. Brick and stone pits can be custom made to fit your yard, and they absorb and retain heat well, which is good for cooking, but can be a hazard around kids.

Though copper, cast iron, and Sojoe fire pits are heavy, they are not permanent. You can take them to where you want the cookout instead of always bringing the cookout to them. Because fire pits are on, or low to, the ground, stooping or sitting could make cooking difficult for some. Low chairs or cushions set around the pit could relieve some discomfort.

Fire Pit Grills: Is it for you?

[br]Fire pits can cook almost anything you want, involve all your guests in the fun of cooking, and add a campfire ambiance to your evening. The variety of fire pits allows you to make or find the perfect one for your space and personal preferences.

Being low to the ground may be a drawback for some, but if that is not a problem for you, then end a summer evening drinking coffee and eating s’mores around your fire pit grill!

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Hibachi Chicken Recipe

If you are looking to cook something delicious but ran out of ideas then here you will find a Japanese hibachi style chicken recipe. The good thing about this dish is, besides the fact that is delicious, it also has low fat content so it’s ideal for dinner or if you are on a diet.

So here are the ingredients that you need for your…

Hibachi chicken recipe: Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon safflower oil
  • 7 ounces chicken breast without skin – boneless, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 mushrooms — sliced into 8 pieceshibachi chicken recipe
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds

Now you only need to complete a few more steps and your dish is finished is finished.

Hibachi chicken recipe: Directions

[br]First you need to heat the oil in a skillet. Then add the chicken and the mushrooms and let them cook for about 8-10 minutes, until the chicken is done. Then you need to add the butter, lemon juice and the sesame seeds. Sautee some mushroom slices and add them to the mix. You can add spices (salt and pepper) as you please.

Hibachi Chicken Recipe: Nutrition

[br]This recipe will only take about 20 minutes to make and it’s a delicious dish that will impress even the most pretentious guests. And if you are on a diet you should know that this dish has only 353 calories. These are divided as following:

  • 20 grams fat
  • 38 grams protein
  • 3 grams carbohydrates
  • 1 gram dietary fibers
  • 123 milligrams cholesterol
  • 222 milligrams sodium

So as you can see, this recipe is not only a tasty and low fat dish but it’s also a very healthy one. You should think about adding this recipe in your diet menu because it is a welcomed change and it’s also very easy to make.

The ingredients needed aren’t very hard to find either although this is a Japanese recipe. You will see that after trying this dish you will fall in love with it. It will be a welcomed change especially if you are following the same boring diet for a few years.

So make a change in your diet and you won’t regret it. Everyone who tried this recipe had only positive feedbacks about it. Now you won’t run out of ideas whenever you have to cook a tasty dinner in a short time.  Try enjoying this hibachi chicken recipe with some hibachi chicken sauce, too.

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