Summer is in full swing which means spending leisurely evenings and weekends outside grilling! Even if you are already a pro grill master, these 10 summer grilling tips from Synergy Outdoor Living can help you grill up the most delicious food possible.
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Grilling Tip #1: Start with a Clean Grill
Don’t let last night’s grill session impart charred flavor to tonight’s chicken. Use a sturdy metal grill brush to clean the grates between uses. P.S. It’s easiest to clean a grill when it’s hot!
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Grilling Tip #2: Avoid Putting Cold Food Straight on the Grill
Before grilling, allow meats to come to room temperature on the counter for at least 30 minutes so that they can cook more evenly.
But, keep it chilled if you want a rare sear, like with tuna.
Grilling Tip #3: Don’t Move the Food Around
Let the meat to cook for a few more minutes if it keeps sticking to the grill; when it’s time to flip, it will naturally unstick.
Grilling Tip #4: Don’t Flatten Meats
While it may seem tempting to press a spatula into a burger or steak to create a burst of sizzling flame, doing so will result in the loss of all the liquids that keep the meat moist and delectable. Don’t do it!
Grilling Tip #5: Keep a Spray Bottle on Hand for Flare-Ups
While flames can impart a smoky flavor to your food, they can also char it unpleasantly. Keep a spray bottle of water handy to dampen flare-ups without interfering with the heat on the grill.
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Grilling Tip #6: Buy a Meat Thermometer
It can be hard to tell a meat’s temperature by touching it unless you are a very experienced grill master. You may grill with more confidence if you regularly check the temperature of the meat with a meat thermometer to make sure it is not overdone or tough.
Grilling Tip #7: Undercook Food Slightly
Just like baking, food continues to cook after it is taken off the grill. You can expect the temperature of your food to go up by about five degrees after taking it off the grill, so plan accordingly.
If you want a steak or burger at a specific temperature, take it off the grill before it reaches that perfect temperature so when you dig it, it will be delicious!
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Grilling Tip #8: Let the Meat Rest
To allow the liquids to evenly distribute after cooking, let the meat rest untouched and uncut for at least five to fifteen minutes. The length of time the meat must rest will increase with size.
Resting meat is a crucial part of juicy grilling results!
Grilling Tip #9: Don’t Over-char
Nobody wants to consume meat that has black char on it. Cook thick meats with bones, such as chicken thighs, on high heat until they develop a good crust before transferring them to lower, indirect heat. As a result, the meat may slowly cook through without being overcooked and getting charred on the outside.
Before grilling, you might want to par-cook the chicken for 15 to 20 minutes in the oven. Ribs are also fantastic to pre-cook!
Grilling Tip #10: Keep it Simple!
When grilling for a group of family and friends, it can become stressful keeping track of grilling different proteins and vegetables, so keep it simple. Offer a couple of protein options but have a variety of interesting side dishes, sauces, or condiments available.
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