In just a few more days it will officially be summer and we couldn’t be more excited! Summer promises us three glorious months of barbequed meats, grilled vegetables, and corn on the cob (our second favorite form of corn). And since we know that just about everyone enjoys grilled foods as much as we do, we thought we’d share some of our tips to help you perfect your technique!
- Preheat your grill 15-20 minutes before cooking to make sure it reaches the right temp…and to get rid of bacteria.
- After preheating, use a wire brush to clean the grill rack. Stubborn gunk will scrape off surprisingly easily when the grill is warm.
- If you’re grilling steaks, rub them with salt at least 40 minutes before putting them on the grill.
- Allow meat to come to temp before grilling. It’ll cook more evenly.
- After cooking, allow the meat to rest before you dig in. This helps the meat to retain the juices. For larger pieces of meat, like a roast, plan for about 15 minutes.
- Craving some silk-free corn? Slice off the bottom with the husk still on and microwave the ear for 3 minutes. Allow it to cool and then peel the husk off.
- Sprinkle veggies with salt to draw out moisture and to make them crunchier after they’re grilled.
- If you plan on marinating, score the meat first. This helps the marinade penetrate quickly and will help keep the meat flat on the grill.
- Don’t want your fish to stick to the grill? Thinly slice lemons and lay them next to one another to create a rectangle and lay the fish on top of it. This prevents the seafood from sticking to the grill and creates great flavor.
About the Author:
Katie Straw is the writer at KingOfPOP.com, maker of delicious handcrafted gourmet popcorn, and currently resides in Manchester, New Hampshire.