Planning The Last Barbecue Of The Year? 4 Reasons To Stock Up On Dry Ice

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If you're planning one last big backyard barbecue before the weather gets too bad, don't forget the dry ice. You might not think that you'll need dry ice for a barbecue, but that's not actually the case. In fact, dry ice has plenty of uses where cooking is concerned. Before you pass up the opportunity to take your party to the next level, read the list provided below. You'll find four great reasons to have plenty of dry ice on hand for your barbecue. 

Keep Mosquitoes Away 

If you've still got some warm weather in your area, chances are good that you also still have some mosquitoes. Unfortunately, mosquitos can ruin any backyard barbecue, which is why you need dry ice. Mosquitoes are drawn to carbon dioxide, or CO2, which is why they're attracted to humans. Humans emit CO2 while they're breathing. You might not realize this, but dry ice is actually frozen CO2, which means mosquitos will be drawn to it, as well. Before your barbecue starts, place a chunk of dry ice in a container, and place the container in a remote corner of the yard. Mosquitoes will be drawn to the container, and leave your barbecue alone. 

Flash Freeze the Fruit

If you want to place frozen fruit in your beverages but you don't want them to end up with freezer burn, it's time to grab the dry ice. You can actually use dry ice to flash freeze your fruit. All you need to do is place your fruit on a cookie sheet, and then place the cookie sheet on top of your dry ice. Your fresh fruit will be frozen and ready to add a splash of flavor and color to your beverages. 

Sear Your Seafood

If you're looking for a clever way to sear your seafood while also sealing in the fresh flavor, stop by the store for the dry ice. You might not know this, but you can sear your seafood to perfection using dry ice. Like the fresh fruit, you'll use a cookie sheet. However, you'll want to coat the surface of your cookie sheet with a cooking spray or olive oil. Once the sheet is coated, spread your seafood out onto the cookie sheet, and then place the cookie sheet on top of the dry ice. Your seafood will be pan seared in just a matter of minutes. 

Create Ambiance

Finally, if you want to create some ambiance during your backyard barbecue, you'll need some dry ice and a few of your favorite essential oils. Add a few drops of essential oils onto the surface of your dry ice, and you'll fill your backyard with a pleasant aroma. 


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