Fire Up the Grill All Summer Long!

May 24, 2018

Grillin’ season is here, and boy, are we excited! Keep scrolling to discover everything you’ll need for the summer – from great recipes, to delicious Western Family sides and essentials, to More Rewards catalogue items that will perfectly complete your patio for the all that summer entertaining you plan on doing!

Let’s get grillin’!
What screams summer BBQ more than a great rack of ribs? We’ve done some serious soul searching and have come to the conclusion that not much compares to grilling ribs on the BBQ with your friends and family in the summer sun. And to help you with all of your grillin’ dreams, we’ll have a new rib on special every week this summer – just look for our Rib of the Week logo in our flyer and in-store. Grab some ribs and try the three delicious rib recipes below – these recipes will have your guests convinced that they’re eating at a 3-star Michelin Star restaurant.

Kansas City BBQ Ribs

Balsamic Glazed BBQ Ribs Korean BBQ Ribs with Strifry

Beef up your BBQ experience even more and pick up some 100% AAA grade Canadian steaks (keep a lookout all summer long for great steak specials!) or try our Western Family Prime Rib burgers, great in our Smok-Eh Maple Burger (check the video below!):

Wanna grill like a pro? The sound of a steak sizzlin’ on the grill is music to our ears and a steak done right is heaven on our taste buds. Follow these few simple guidelines to become your neighbourhood grill master:

  1. Preheat the grill on high before you put the steaks on
  2. Season steaks with salt & pepper & brush lightly with olive oil
  3. Allow steaks to come to room temperature (remove from refrigerator about 20 minutes before cooking)
  4. Place steaks on grill. Leave the grill on high
  5. Grill the steaks, turning in between to cook both sides evenly. Grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side for medium rare, 4-5 minutes on each side for medium or 5-6 minutes on each side for well done. Cooking times vary depending on the thickness of the steak and your personal preference, so it’s best to check doneness with a meat  thermometer
    1. Medium-rare: 63°C (145°F)
    2. Medium: 71°C (160°F)
    3. Well-done: 77°C (170°F)
  6.   Remove steaks from grill, place on a plate and cover with foil. Allow to rest for 5-7 minutes

Complete your BBQ dinner entree with these easy, delicious BBQ sides!

For the full BBQ experience, we also have a great selection of Western Family products that have got you covered for appys, dessert and something new and exciting to quench your thirst on those long, hot summer days – NEW Western Family Sparkling Waters! The new sparkling waters come in 5 great flavours and pair perfectly with summertime BBQ’s wherever they may be – at the beach, camping at the lake, a picnic in the park or just in your own backyard. For those who like fruity flavours we have Berry Spritz, citrus lovers will enjoy Citrus Twist and Grapefruit Sparkle, Cucumber Chill if you’re looking for something different, or Just Bubbles is you like it fresh and pure.

Western Family Kale Salad Western Family BBQ Sauce Western Family Salad Dressing Western Family Ice Cream Bars

Aside from delicious food, we know that BBQ season is the perfect opportunity to kick back, relax, hang out, laugh and enjoy the company of friends and family. We’ve put together some of our favourite summer items from our More Rewards catalogue so that you can create the perfect spot for all of your summer hangouts.