Independence Day is upon us...and there is nothing that Americans love more than breaking out the grill and barbecuing everything! Hamburgers, hotdogs, fruits, veggies...you name it, we grill it. So this July we want you to perfect the process and work with your grill to make the best bbq out there…and all you have to do is check out these tips!
Always bring your meat to room temperature before grilling. This helps your meat cook more evenly - which is essential for overall taste quality.
Be creative. Meat isn't the only thing that can be grilled. Check out last month's kitchen tips for more ideas on what else to throw on the grill. It's got tips on grilling fruits and veggies...yum!
Direct & Indirect Grilling ~ Know when and whether to use direct or indirect grilling, it makes all the difference!
Cedar Plank Grilling ~ Utilize a cedar plank to add to the smokiness and aromatic flavor of your meat. Soak your cedar plank in water for at least an hour to double the effect. (Check the latest grilling magazines and websites for your latest grilling styles…everything from salt block grilling to replacing coals with hickory/applewood smoking chips).
(This cedar plank method works great if you don't have a smoker!)
You Be the Judge ~ Make sure to judge your grill time accordingly as your meat continues to cook after you remove it from the grill. Tent your protein for a minimum of 10 minutes with aluminum foil a few minutes before its done to increase the flavor and juiciness.
Always let your meat rest, for at least twenty minutes, before you serve it. Make sure to keep it under the foil tent in order preserve the heat and moisture before serving.
Treat your grill like a second oven...it's versatile, makes for a delicious meal, and its the perfect way to bring the party outdoors!