It’s that time of year again: barbeque season. If you are an avid barbeque guru, then you know that there is a right and a wrong way to cook your food on the grill. In order to make the tastiest burger or most mouthwatering steak, you need to make sure that you are grilling it right. Check out these tips for making the most out of barbeque season.
Prepare The Grill
Cooking on the grill requires that you prepare it before putting the food on it. After you turn the grill on and it gets hot, use a wire grill brush to clean the grill rack. It’s easier to scrape off debris once the grill is hot. After the grill is clean, oil it up. Soak a paper towel with vegetable oil, use tongs to hold it and then rub it all over the grill rack. This will keep food from sticking. After it’s oiled up, let the grill heat up for about another 15 minutes.
Preparing The Food
Before even placing your food on the grill you need to prepare it properly. For steaks, soak them in a marinade for at least 20 minutes, but optimally overnight. When making hamburger patties, choose meat that is a 75/25 lean-to-fat ratio for the juiciest burger. When preparing the patties, always do so with cold hands to aid in shaping them properly.
On The Grill
When you place the meat on the grill, don’t crowd them. Space them out so that they cook evenly. Most people put the hood of the grill down, but it’s really not necessary. Leaving it up will allow you to constantly monitor how your meat is cooking. If you are making burgers, remember to toast your bun in order to keep the juices from running out of it. You can easily do this by placing the buns on the grill for about a minute.