Grilling season will be in full force before you know it and it’s important to get ready! You may not think that you need to know a lot about grilling. You get the grill heated up and you go to work cooking a variety of food for your family and guests, right?! Well, there’s more to grilling than meets the eye. Today I am sharing 5 things you need to know about grilling so that you’re prepared to be the best grill person on the block this summer season. Plus, I’ve included 40 grilling recipes to help inspire you to get cooking!
Grilling Recipes Tips
Clean the Grill: Before you even think about preheating that grill, make sure that the crate is cleaned. You will want to make sure that no gristle from the prior grilling session is going to stick to your current food. This will ensure your food grilled today holds fresh flavor without residue from prior food.
Bring Everything to the Grill: Many times I’ve tried to grill some food only to find that I forgot something like a fork or cheese that was needed. You have to make sure that you get all of your supplies in order and near the grill before you start cooking up that food.
Keep the Lid Down: If you want to make sure that your food holds the most flavors, then keep that grill lid down as much as possible. This helps the food develop that smokiness flavor that we all enjoy so much at a family BBQ event. This also allows food to cooker a little faster.
Use a Meat Thermometer: Have an instant-read meat thermometer on hand when grilling so that you are quick to know when your food is done. While you can use the firmness touch method, a meat thermometer will ensure your meat is truly cooked to temperature.
Use Marinades and Sauces: Lastly, you will want to make sure that you have a variety of marinades and sauces to grill your meat to the perfect flavor. Experiment with various marinades and sauces, be sure to read the labels so that you know whether to baste it on the meat or rub it on.
Ready to tackle the grill now?! Here are the BEST summer grilling recipes that you should try. From wings, kebabs, and salads, there is something for everyone on this list!