You may not think you need to know a lot about grilling. You get the grill heated up. Then go to work cooking a variety of foods for your DinDin Party guests, right?! Well, there’s more to grilling than meets the eye. Today we’re sharing 5 things you need to know about grilling so you’re the best host of a backyard cookout this summer season.
Grilling Tip #1: Clean the Grill
Before you even think about preheating that grill, make sure that the crate is cleaned. You want to make sure that no gristle from the prior grilling session is going to stick to your current food. This will ensure your food grilled today holds fresh flavor without residue from prior food.
Grilling Tip #2: Bring Everything to the Grill
Many times I’ve tried to grill some food only to find that I forgot something like a fork or cheese that was needed. You have to make sure that you get all of your supplies in order and near the grill before you start cooking up that food. Also, do not worry about preparing your side dishes in the kitchen, toss them on the grill to make your complete meal in one place.
Grilling Tip #3: Keep the Lid Down
If you want to make sure that your food holds the most flavors, then keep that grill lid down as much as possible. This helps the food develop that smokiness flavor that we all enjoy so much at a BBQ event. This also allows food to cooker a little faster.
Grilling Tip #4: Use a Meat Thermometer
Have an instant-read meat thermometer on hand when grilling so that you are quick to know when your food is done. While you can use the firmness touch method, a meat thermometer will ensure your meat is truly cooked to temperature. Your guests will appreciate the thoroughly cooked method without overcooking or the need to cut into each piece of meat.
Grilling Tip #5: Use Marinades and Sauces
Lastly, make sure you have a variety of marinades and sauces to grill your meat to the perfect flavor. Experiment with various marinades and sauces. Read labels so you know whether to baste it on the meat or rub it on. Pay attention to the marinades you use and the ingredients. Some sauces may include allergens your guests cannot have. Specifically, peanut and gluten allergies.
There you have it, 5 things you need to know about grilling. These tips will make your next backyard BBQ an epic event that guests will be talking about for weeks.
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