Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Grilling Tips & Recipes

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.

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.  Grease the grates to prevent sticking.  Use a pastry brush or dip paper towels in oil and evenly coat the grate.

3.  Preheat your grill.  This will help you have a consistent result when grilling and give you a great sear on your steak.

4.  Marinate your meat to add more flavor and to tenderize it, or use a rub for extra flavor.
5.  Use tongs when turning meat.  If you pierce the meat with a fork, the natural juices will escape.

6.  Don’t fuss with the food.  Let the food develop grill marks before flipping. 

7.  Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 20 minutes before using them on the grill.
8.  If you have a flare up on the gas grill, don't try to douse it with water.  Close the lid on the grill and turn down the heat until the flame goes out.

9.  Don’t cross contaminate food.  Use clean plates and utensils when removing cooked meat from the grill.

10.  Let your food rest a few minutes before serving, so the juices will be reabsorbed into the meat.   

Below are a few of my favorite grill recipes.




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1 comment:

  1. Grill season is right over here too. Thank you for sharing the tips and delicious recipes, Linda.