Larry’s Summer Tip #2: Grilling Fish With the In-Laws & Fire Safety
There's a ton of stuff you can cook on the grill for the summer, chicken, steak, burgers, hotdogs, but not fish, especially sardines.
This weekend my mother-in-law visited and thought it'd be a good idea to bring over some frozen sardines for us to grill. I knew these were going to stink, and they weren't prepared, so I was a little wary about cooking them, but I did anyway.
I decided to cook the other things first, and thank God I did, because we had a bit of an episode.
Now, I'm a pretty experienced griller but I usually cook prepared fish on the grill, as opposed to fish that just got snatched out of the ocean. So I wasn't sure how long I should have left the fish on the grill so I kind of went off to talk to some people while the fish cooked on the grill. Big mistake.
Out of corner of eye, I saw flames shooting out of the grill, and I thought "Oh that's nice," and I yelled to my wife Deb to get the fire extinguisher. So we put out the fire, before it could spread and burn the house down. It's amazing what a little bag of nonsense can do.
Lesson learned. Never again will I cook again my mother-in-law brings over. She was more concerned about the status of the fish than my grill. Plus, if you ever have a grease fire, use a fire extinguisher or baking soda to put out the fire. NEVER use water.
Listen below to what a listener said about my grilling mishap.