We are just a few weeks away from the official start of summer. That means all throughout the neighborhood grills will be firing up once again. Whether you go for the “old school” charcoal fire or the fancy fast igniting propane grill there is some tips you shouldn’t ignore. The following grilling advice can definitely help you improve your grilling game:
Get Your Grill Hot
You should fire up your grill at least 25 minutes before the first slab of meat goes down. Not only is the heat needed for cooking but also for killing bacteria. The optimum temperature is 450 at the high end. You’ll know your grill is ready when you can get an instant sear on the meat. Also, when your grill is hot it is the best time to scrape the crunchy bits off from your last meal.
Sear Your Meat
Searing your meat in a skillet before going on the grill can go a long way towards locking in the juices. This creates enhanced flavors through the caramelization. If you do your grilling job right, then the meat juices will take care of themselves.
Start Your Meat at Room Temperature
Before lighting the grill, take out your meat from the fridge. Grilling at room temperature can insure an even cook throughout.
Don’t Forget the Flavor
If you’ve done any grilling in the past, then you’ve probably already developed your favorite flavor profiles. Whether it is a dry rub, a marinade of a glaze, your choice will determine the ultimate flavor of your chosen meat or poultry. Maybe this summer you can indulge in a little flavor experimenting. Go out of your comfort zone and try other flavors for your seasoning. Who knows what you might discover!
Oil the Veggies
If you’re grilling veggies (and you should) coat them with a little olive oil first. This will keep them from sticking to the grill and prevent them for drying out. BTW, you can also oil your grill by using tongs and an oil-soaked paper towel.
Too much flipping works against the meat getting flavored and you’ll lose tasty juices. After you’ve got a good sear all around, let the fire do its thing on one side completely and then flip.
Check the Temp
An instant-read meat thermometer can be your new grilling BFF. It’s the best way to determine when your meat is done. Meat temperatures don’t lie.
Let It Rest
When your meat is done cooking, it’s still not ready to eat. You have to let it rest for at least ten minutes before the first slice.
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Follow these grilling tips and you’ll make the most of your backyard fun this summer.