Grilling is a lot of fun. The taste of the food mixed with all of the juices and marinates coming right off of a grill is an exhilarating sensation. Grilling is also a great way to cook healthy and stay say well. The experience in and of itself can be refreshing and bring about some sense of nostalgia to the excellent summer days with family or friends. Luckily summer is on the way and we can once again enjoy those great warm refreshing days. If you’re looking to better your skills on the grill here are five excellent tips for you.
1. Use a Charcoal Grill
Charcoal grills are renowned for providing a rich smoky flavor to your food. They may require a little bit more effort to use but you will certainly notice the benefits. If you decide to use a charcoal grill make sure that you use additive-free charcoal and a chimney starter. Don’t even think about using lighter fluid.
2. Clean Your Grill
Keeping your grill clean provides better taste and texture to your food and keeps your food from sticking. It also lengthens the life of your grill, especially if you use a gas grill. Make sure you give you grill a good brush before and after each use while the grill is heating up and cooling down. Every once and a while it is a good idea to give your grill a real good thorough scrub down, but make sure your grill is cool and unplugged from an fuel source.
3. Use a No-Stick Grilling Spray
Use a no-stick grilling spray that keeps your food from sticking to the grill and tasting great. Use this spray on your food or spray on a paper towel and wipe your grill down.
4. Determine Temperature by Touch
If you want to know how well done your protein is the best method is to use your finger to touch and feel the meat itself. Rare will feel squishy, medium will feel firm but will still give way, and well done will feel very firm. Don’t cut into the meat as this will dry out your food. If you must puncture your meat use a kitchen thermometer to determine the internal temperature.
5. Let Your Meat Sit
Once you have finished cooking let your meat sit for five minutes. This keeps the juices in the meat when you cut into it there for preserving much of the flavor. Wrap the meat in foil if you are afraid of it cooling down too much. Fish is best served immediately off the grill.
Now you will be able to grill like a pro!!! Let us know how you’re grilling experience went.