June 2015

June 2015
As summer begins to heat up, we know the last thing you want to do is cook and entertain in a hot kitchen. We’ve come up with some creative recipes that will have you escaping your hot kitchen and enjoying the summer breeze outdoors with your friends and family.


Summer hosting simplified!

​Hosting the first backyard barbecue of the season? Try our luscious Southwestern Watermelon Salad to start off the meal, and then serve our Butterflied Brick Chicken as a main course. Don’t forget about dessert! End the meal on a high note and whip up our unforgettable Grilled Peach Shortcake. It’s a recipe sure to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth!

Butterflied Brick Chicken - Watch our How to Split a Chicken to BBQ on a Brick video
Southwestern Watermelon Salad 
Grilled Peach Shortcake 

For more tips on outdoor cooking, visit our Outdoor Cooking recipes page.

Kitchen Basics: Silicone Oven Mitt

​Are you tired of your oven mitts getting food stuck to them? Kitchen Basics Silicone Oven Mitts are a must have! With silicone on the outside, they are easy to wipe off and keep clean. They also have an indented design for non-slip grip handling, and they are heat-resistant up to 425°F.

Chef's Choice​

Chef Instructor Rob knows a thing or two about the flavours of the Caribbean thanks to his travels. “Father’s Day is almost here and I can’t think of a better way to spoil dad than with our delectable Jerk Chicken Wings. This is one of my favourite recipes because it allows sweet, hot and acidic flavours to mingle perfectly together. Make this as an appetizer for dad and you’ll be sure to make his day!”

Makes a great Father’s Day gift:​

Special Event: Hands-On: Grilling

These hands-on barbecue cooking classes will teach outdoor chefs the basics and beyond, from grilling proteins and vegetables to prepping rubs, sauces and sides. The event finishes with a mouth-watering barbecue feast. Get your grilling skills from good to great!​

Date: Saturday, July 4; $65
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: ATCO Gas Airdrie Office - 84 Gateway Dr. NE

Date: Saturday, August 22; $65
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: ATCO Gas Midnapore Office - 382 Midpark Blvd. SE​

Date: Saturday, September 12; $65
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: ATCO Gas Okotoks Office - 234 Stockton Ave.

To sign up for a Calgary area class, call 403-245-7630 or register online. Gift certificates available.​

A barbecue feast fit for a king!​

Show dad how much you care with a barbecue feast fit for a king! Start the meal off with our delectable Caribbean Shrimp, a tropical and delicious choice with a little bit of heat.​

For the main event, try our Barbecued Beef Brisket with our Spicy Sesame Grilled Vegetables for a perfect flavour combination. To round out the meal perfectly go for our twist on a classic with our Grilled Banana Splits.


​Barbecue Patio Party! – $15
Join us on the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen patio for barbecue party menu ideas. Fire up the grill!
Date: Thursday, July 9

​Baking on the Barbecue – $15
Have a craving for pie but don’t want to overheat the house with your oven? Why not bake it on the barbecue? Join us on the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen patio to learn how to bake delicious treats on the barbecue.
Date: Thursday, July 23

​To register for a class in Edmonton, call 780-420-7282 or email lisa.vogel@atcogas.com.

​Learn more about our Edmonton Cooking Classes.

Please note the prices listed above are not inclusive of GST.

Gas Safety Tip

Check your barbecue for leaks
Grilling season is here, which means it’s time to check your barbecue for gas leaks. Let our how-to video guide you!

​Natural Gas Benefits
​If you’ve recently made the switch to a natural gas barbecue, hooking it up correctly is important for your safety. Watch our how-to video for guidance.

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Last updated on January 18, 2019