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How to Use a Hibachi Grill

July 30, 2013

Mockingbird Domestics sold a hibachi (a portable charcoal grill) fabricated by Open Envelope Studio in Austin, Texas.  The OES Hibachi‘s dimensions are 6″ x 18″ x 7″ tall and fits on a patio table top.  The size of the air inlet as well as the grate perforations create the perfect airflow for coals.  

 

How to Use It:

 

  • Prepare meat and veggies of your choice (called yakitori) on skewers (you can use metal or wood soaked in water)

  • Remove individual grill bars on top to add hot coals to one or more sections; replace bars when finished

  • Coat grill bars with oil

  • Once hibachi comes to the right temperature, place yakitori skewers perpendicular to grill bars

  • Flip when necessary

  • Serve with sauces of your choice or coat skewer items with marinade while cooking

 

 

Why We Love It:

 

While going through the iterations of the OES Hibachi grill, getting the just-right size and air-flow, we got to enjoy cooking outside at our own home.  Spending time outside and cooking in general are some of our favorite things to do.  (Matt cooks and I eat.  It’s a win/win.)  We cooked just for our family by putting coals in just one section of the hibachi, or for a large party by filling up all three sections.  Friends were able to place foods they wanted grilled next on the grill and share in the cooking experience.  We eat as we cook and one person isn’t relegated to man the grill, like in traditional western BBQ.  Its compact size allows for people to sit around it with their plates and sauce dishes, and its modern flair with asian influence means it can sit on the table when not in use as a beautiful piece of the decor.

Yakitori Suggestions:

  • bacon and tomatoes

  • chicken (with marinade)

  • beef (with marinade)

  • mushrooms

  • zucchini (sliced lengthwise)

  • jalapeño poppers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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