My husband loves to grill. I don't know what it is about cooking outside, but the man loves it! Maybe it is the fire. Whatever it is I am not complaining. I love to have help in the kitchen, or in this case the back yard.
The 4th of July is just a few days away. Over 74 million people will be barbecuing on that day. That is a lot of fire! Here are a few simple grilling tips for those of us who don't grill often enough.
1.Trim the fat to 1/8 inch on your steaks to prevent flare ups.
2. Use tongs when turning meat. If you pierce the meat with a fork, the natural juices will escape.
3. Marinate your meat to add more flavor and to tenderize it.
4.Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 20 minutes before using them on the grill.
5. If you have a flare up on the grill don't try to douse it with water. If you are using a gas grill, close the lid on the grill and turn down the heat until the flame goes out.
If you are a serous griller or want to be, check out the Nibble Me This blog for more grilling tips. Chris has a background in occupational safety and health. His expert knowledge and engaging sense of humor makes his blog a must read.
Friday is going to be a BIG day!
Pam from Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner will be live on my radio show called Fast Food Fridays on the PCL Radio Network. She won my cookbook in June. You can listen over the internet by clicking on the PCL link. We will be on around 8:20 a.m. mountain time.
Also on Friday, I will be drawing a name from my followers to win a copy of my cookbook called MY KIND OF COOKING. If your name is drawn and you have a blog, I will mention your blog address on the radio and then post your blog address on my blog.