With summer in full swing, what better way to enjoy the sun than to start barbecuing outdoors? If you’re an inexperienced griller, have no fear, because it’s not as hard as it seems. Here are a few handy grilling tips from your friendly Greenville, SC supplier of the best outdoor BBQ smokers in the biz:
Before you start your grilling session, it’s important that you understand your equipment, so read up on the grill’s instruction manual and use the instructions that relate to the ingredients and recipes that you plan to use. This helps ensure proper cooking while eliminating risks such as food contamination, food poisoning, and even injury when using the grill.
Prepare the food
Lightly coat the food and grid with cooking oil with a brush or spray. This prevents the food from sticking to the grid while keeping the meat moist and juicy as it cooks on the grill. Avoid stabbing the meat with forks or any other sharp kitchen utensil, as this can let the juice run off. Use a different set of tongs for raw and cooked food to avoid contamination.
Prepare the grill
Preheat the grill before you start cooking. If you have a gas grill, heat it up for at least 10 minutes. If you’re using a charcoal grill, heat it for at least 20.
Cook the food
For even cooking, use a reliable digital meal thermometer to check the temperature of the meat as it cooks. Keep your eye on the meat as well as the fire to avoid flare-ups. When checking the temperature of the meat with the thermometer, always use the thickest part to ensure that the meat is properly cooked from inside out. A meat that’s not cooked well can lead to serious illnesses when consumed.
If you follow your recipe properly, then you should be looking at some really tasty pieces of grilled meat. Of course, it pays to use a good barbecue grill. If you don’t have one yet or are planning to replace the one you currently own, pay a visit to a trusted dealer of barbecue grills in Greenville, SC, such as Buchanan Fire and Outdoor.
(A Beginner’s Guide to the Barbecue, StartCooking.com)
(OUTDOOR GRILLING TIPS & TRICKS, BrokeAssGourmet.com)