If you’ve followed along with our posts for any amount of time then you’ve probably seen one phrase pop up on a fairly regular basis. That phrase, of course, is that “when you buy a propane tank, you unlock a world of culinary possibilities.” As fun as grilling burgers and brats is, the truth is that it doesn’t always allow people to stretch their culinary muscles.
The good news is that at Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange we’ve made it one of our goals to share recipes that are easy-to-follow for anyone out there, but that are still huge on flavor. We’ve shared a number of great grilling tips, tricks, recipes, and ideas over the years and in today’s post we’ll be providing our readers with a few of our favorite fall recipes. These easy recipes allow you to use your grill in a slightly different way without being too difficult. In other words, they’re amazing recipes to turn to when you’re looking for fall-inspired foods to grill up on a cool autumn evening.
If you’re in the market for a few such recipes (and you’re a fan of pumpkins) then today’s post is for you. Keep reading to learn more!
Pumpkins and Grilling Go Hand in Hand
Summer is for barbecue chicken, tasty steaks, and your go-to of burgers and brats. They’re easy to prepare and the whole family loves them. It doesn’t get much better than that! But as the weather starts to cool down, these seasonal ideas are sure to please.
The good people at Hey Grill Hey have come up with the perfect recipe if you’re wondering how to grill pumpkin. As they astutely point out, grilling a pumpkin brings out some flavor that you just won’t get anywhere else, and after all, that’s why we do what we do!
Their recipe goes on to note that it’s important to choose the right type of pumpkin and how important it is to avoid “carving pumpkins” in favor of “pumpkin pie” pumpkins. What does this do, you ask? To put it simply, it offers you a sweeter and overall more pleasant experience.
They also note that it’s crucial to cook your pumpkin over indirect heat in a 375 degree grill, something that’s an absolute breeze to do with a propane grill. From there, they cover all of the rest of the steps that you need to do to prep your pumpkin and also offer suggestions on how to customize the recipe to suit you. For example, they offer a great reminder: “If I am planning to use the pumpkin for something savory (in a chili, ravioli, or just cubing and eating as a side) then I will use a little more salt and add in some fresh cracked pepper as well [and] if I am going to use the puree for sweets (think pies, cheesecakes, cookies, etc), then I go light on the salt.”
However you plan to use your freshly grilled pumpkin, one thing is for certain–it’s going to be incredibly delicious!
Grilled Pumpkin Seeds
Hopefully you set aside the seeds as you were preparing the pumpkin in the above recipe, because if so you can put them to good use on your grill as well! Eating pumpkin seeds in the fall is just about the best possible thing you can do to get yourself into the mood of the season and roasting your own pumpkin seeds on the grill presents you with the perfect opportunity to customize their taste to suit your specific needs.
This recipe from Weber is a good one to use as a basis for your own recipe because it goes into detail about how to get rid of pumpkin pulp and what you’ll need to make your pumpkin seeds great. They start to hint at what you can do to customize the seeds to your taste by mentioning that you can “toss seeds with Parmesan cheese, garlic, chili powder, or whatever you have handy.” This is the perfect approach to take because you can create different pumpkin seeds for different occasions.
Want a quick snack to take with you on a car ride? Stick with the standard version. Craving something slightly sweet that you can enjoy without the guilt? Sprinkle them with a bit of cinnamon and sugar. Need a snack to eat while you watch the big game? Toss them in a packet of ranch dressing powder. You see where we’re going with this. The possibilities are endless!
Stay Tuned As We Leap Into Fall
At Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange we’re gearing up for fall in a big way. Just because the weather is about to start cooling off and the days are getting a little shorter doesn’t mean that there’s not still plenty of time to fire up the grill and enjoy something delicious! After all, is there anything more relaxing than spending some time in front of the grill after a long and mentally taxing day at work? We’d argue that there’s not. Grab a beverage, fire up the grill, and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet as you settle into a relaxing evening. What’s better than that?
Of course you may need to run out and buy a propane tank if you’ve been grilling a lot this summer. The good news is that Mighty Flame propane cylinder exchange locations are always close by. Enjoy the recipes above and be sure to stay tuned for more!