Are you the master griller in your home? Making that ideal steak or burger doesn’t have to be challenging! Use these tips to make your barbeque the talk of the neighborhood.
- It’s easier to scrape off the grill once it’s hot, so start it up before using the grill brush. Do it once more when you take the food off.
- Reduce sticking by using a vegetable oil-soaked paper towel and rub it against the rack using tongs.
- Make sure your grill is hot enough by holding your hand a few inches over the rack. You shouldn’t be able to keep your hand there for more than two seconds.
- Keep mosquitoes from ruining the fun– learn 10 ways to control mosquitoes in your yard.
- When fat gets onto the heat source and catches fire, flare-ups happen. Eatingwell suggests keeping a squirt bottle of water near the grill to quickly extinguish the flames.
- Remember these easy rules from the USDA: avoid cross-contamination by using separate cutting boards, utensils and platters for raw and cooked foods and refrigerate foods while marinating.
- Cook food evenly by keeping one section of the grill hotter than the other; on a gas grill, leave one burner on high, another on medium. Sear food where heat is highest, then move it to the cooler sections of the grill to perfectly cook without burning.
- Food Network star Bobby Flay suggests using “the touch test.” Check for doneness with your finger; A rare steak feels soft and spongy, medium springs back a bit when pressed, and well-done feels firm.
- Let food rest before serving, so the juices can even out in the meat.
- Create the right atmosphere for your guests—whether a relaxing afternoon with family or a sittin’ down to have beers with the boys, choose a theme that fits in with your style and enjoy!
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