Grilling is a method of cooking meat and vegetables that require a certain level of skill and technique. Family gatherings and garden parties without a grill often leave people feeling incomplete. Learning the skills and techniques of grilling or barbecuing meat can often help to make you instantly popular among your friends and family. Here are a couple of tips that can help you grill like a pro:
Charcoal or Gas
There are two basic ways of grilling meat in the backyard; charcoal and gas. Grilling over a gas grill is much different from grilling on a traditional charcoal grill. Grilling meat on a gas grill is much faster and easier, but the grill racks can only get hot to a certain degree. Gas grills are great if you want to grill lots of foods that don’t require a lot of heat. However, when you want to get that real smokey flavor, the gas grill is not going to help in any significant way.
Grilling on a charcoal grill may take more time than the gas grill, but it is worth the extra time. With a charcoal grill, you can control the heat by moving the coals to a different side. The added benefit of using a charcoal grill is that you get that nice smokey flavor on the meat.
Clean the Grill
It is inadvisable to try to grill food on a grill that is dirty from the previous barbecue. The grill has to be cleaned and all excess dried grease removed before you can start grilling meat or vegetables. Cooking on a grill that has dried grease will cause your meat to burn as the trapped grease will catch fire.
Don’t wait until the last minute before starting your grill. If you are using a charcoal grill, you will have to start early so that the charcoal burns and the grill is hot enough to start cooking. If you place steak or burgers on the grill before it gets hot, it will stick to the grill, and will end up spoiling your burgers and steak.
Daniel Hindman has picked up several grilling skills over the course of his life, and he never ceases to amaze his guests with his perfectly cooked barbecues.