6 tips for elevating your grill game this summer


Foodies everywhere will agree: local ingredients belong on the grill! Meat, fish, cheese, fruits, and vegetables—everything is better on the BBQ!

Plus, barbecuing is fun—especially when you crack open a cold Philippe Wouters beer while you’re at it.

Now that BBQ season is in full swing, we’ve put together a few tips on how to become a true grill master.

1. Choose the right cut of meat

When cooking red meat on the BBQ, make sure it’s nicely grilled on the outside, and tender and juicy on the inside.

There are numerous cuts of meat to choose from. We suggest Sterling Silverbeef: treat yourself to a Tomahawk steak, or a tender rib-eye steak.

You can also prepare a homemade marinade and slather it on Quebec pork,such as ribs or chops . . . tender, juicy, and delicious!

2. Opt for fish

Tuna or swordfish steaks are great grilled on the BBQ.

For an eco-friendly option, choose Ocean Wise-certified products, such as Sea Delight tuna steaks.

3. Diversify your fruits and veggies

Reinvent the classics! Drizzle balsamic vinegar on asparagus, stuff over-sized mushrooms, caramelize sweet onions, prepare cream potatoes en papillotes .. .

Feel like something new? Try grilling iceberg or romaine lettuce and making a warm side salad.

Caramelize peaches and pineapples and serve with a scoop of Laiterie Chagnon vanilla ice cream, for a dessert that’s quick and delish!

For even more grilling ideas, keep an eye on our in-season Quebec-grown ingredients!

4. Be mad for marinade

Making your own marinade is so simple. Whether it’s to tenderize meat, aromatize fish, or bring out the fresh flavours of your vegetables, use whatever ingredients you have on hand to create Italian, Provençale, Oriental, or Asian-inspired marinades.

If you’re pressed for time or just want to try something new, opt for Compliments ready-to-use marinades, available in a wide variety of flavours, such as Mediterranean,southwest, spicyorpiri piri.

5. Consider plant-based alternatives

Even the biggest carnivores enjoy some vegetarian options from time to time. Consider swapping your traditional beef burger with a plant-based VEGEAT patty—it’s healthy and delicious!

You can also prepare plant-based patty papillotes made with local vegetables and fresh herbs—guaranteed to please the whole table.

6. Say cheese!

Quebec cheeses make any dish better!

You have your classics, like Sensation sliced Swiss cheeseto garnish your burger with. Or you can try something new by preparing vegetable and cheese brochettes featuring

Terroir de Bellechasse St. Vallier cheese. Who knows? This ideal-for-grilling cheese just might become your new go-to!

Happy BBQ season, everyone!