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 Sunday, June 24th, 2018

July 3, 2010

Summer Grilling Tips

Before you fire up the grill, read my tips for the perfect BBQ

The Fire:
The grill should always be Hot, Hot, Hot so that the flavor
seal is created and so that the terrific crust that holds in
all of the flavor and juices forms on the food.

A great way to test the heat of your flame, whether your cooking with gas or coals is this heat test…
If you can only keep your hand there for:
6-7 seconds - the coals are low
5-6 seconds - the coals are medium
3-4 seconds - the coals are medium hot
1-2 seconds - the coals are hot…Please remove your hand quickly!

The Food:
Just about everything tastes delicious on the grill. New trends for grilling include grilled salads…Grilled Caesar, iceberg with blue cheese is a great combo also, grilled slaw…Hearty bold flavors are always in, dried chili rubs are hot right now too!

Grilled Desserts are hot too…I like to make a dessert of grilled pound cake with flambéed fruit all over the hot coals, the pound cake caramelizes and the natural sugar in the fruit comes out, creating delectable flavor. As for grilling your everyday chicken and meat…


The Peak and Cheat Method: We all know that one! Don't Do It!

The Fist Test: Hold your hand in a fist and touch the fatty part between your first finger and your thumb. Soft is rare, firm is well done and medium is somewhere in between. By the 1000th chicken thigh you master it!

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