As summer rapidly approaches and the weather starts to scream for grilling our meals, people need to be prepared. To start off with, if you love to cook outside, consider getting butcher gloves. These gloves will help you while you grill as well as make it easier to handle meat and other foods.
When grilling you may have your own techniques and ways of doing things. If you have never grilled before or if you are looking for new ideas to try, here are a few things to consider.
Tip #1 – Watch out for flare-ups
Flare ups are common when grilling and it is important to realize what causes this so you can do something about it. Flare ups occur when fat drips down on the coals causing an excessive amount of smoke which will set off your fire alarm and fill up your house with smoke as well. It also makes your food taste burnt and can ruin the meal.
Tip #2 – Choose your ingredients wisely
When you are grilling, don’t use cheap cuts of meat. Using a cut that is tender like sirloin will be much better than using chuck for instance. If you use a cheaper cut there will be more fat in the end product and more grease to flare up later on.
Tip #3 – Don’t over season
You don’t want to over season your meat. If you do, the flavor will get lost and instead of tasting great meat with spices, all you will taste is salt. Over seasoning can be prevented by simply adding your spices after the food has been grilled instead of beforehand.
Tip #4 – Make sure everything is done evenly
This may take some practice but it is essential that everything be done evenly. For example, if you are cooking chicken, make sure you grill the whole piece of meat evenly to avoid an over cooked inside and undercooked outside.
Tip #5 – Let It Rest!
Letting your food rest after it has been grilled is very important because it will allow all the juices from the meat to settle back into it. This will prevent you from eating a dry piece of meat that tastes like cardboard.