Whenever I think of Summer, grilling always comes to mind! Trading family dinners indoors to outdoor backyard dinners and baked to grilled dinners. Grilling delivers flavor, elevating meats, veggies, and other food favorites such as slices of bread and fruits!
When gearing up for cookout season, grill prepping is key! Here are a few tips and tricks for grilling season.
Always keep your grilled covered; protecting your grill and grilling accessories from damage is essential for long-lasting usability.
Before you fire up the grill, look to see if you have anything left on the grate from your last grill session; give it a good scrub with your stainless steel brush.
Preheat your grill with the lid closed for 10 to 15 minutes.
While the grill preheats, you can prep your vegetables and meats.
Always keep an extra clean plate, a cooking thermometer, and a timer on hand; you don’t want to under or overcook your meats.
Keeping your lid closed helps to trap all the smokiness that develops when the fats vaporize in the grill. However, keep in mind the thickness in cut your meat is it can cook quickly.
Never grill inside your garage as hazardous chemicals can enter your home.
Practice patience; taking your time to cook your dishes enhances the flavors.
Be mindful of the flames and monitor your food as it can take one second too long to overcook your meat while grilling.
Start with simple recipes and work your way up to pro status through time and practice. Summertime always brings a sense of freshness to the table when dinnertime arrives. Serving fresh vegetables with a smokey, grill flavor in the backyard is what it’s all about at home.
So, why not develop your grilling technique and evaluate your cooking master power in the backyard this summer with your family?! Share on Instagram or Facebook your grilling tips and tricks or even some of your favorite grill-worthy recipes or when you began learning how to grill?