Grill Like a Pro: 7 Hacks for Mastering the Art of Grilling This Season
Calling All Grill Masters!
As the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer, it's time to dust off your grill and get ready for the grilling season. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice, grilling can be a lot of fun and a great way to cook up some delicious food. In this blog, we'll share some grill hacks and tips to help you become a grill master this season.
Clean Your Grill
Before you start grilling, make sure your grill is clean. A dirty grill can affect the flavor of your food and even cause flare-ups. Start by brushing off any debris on the grates, then turn up the heat and let the grill burn off any remaining residue. Once it's cooled down, use a grill brush to scrub the grates clean.
Oil the Grates
To prevent your food from sticking to the grates, lightly oil them before grilling. You can use a paper towel or a brush to apply the oil. Be sure to use an oil with a high smoke point, like vegetable or canola oil.
Use Different Heat Zones
Different foods require different cooking temperatures, so it's important to have different heat zones on your grill. Create a hot zone for searing and a cooler zone for slower cooking. You can also create an indirect heat zone for foods that need to cook through without getting too charred.
Marinate Your Meats
Marinating your meats before grilling can add a lot of flavor and help keep them moist. You can use any of the seasonings including:
- Steakhouse Marinade
- Lemon Pepper Marinade
- Tuscan Herb Seasoning
- Smoky Roasted Garlic & Onion
- IPA Beer Rub
- Carne Asada Seasoning
These seasonings and rubs will help to create a delicious marinade. Simply mix the seasoning with some oil and vinegar or citrus juice, then let your meat marinate for a few hours before grilling.
Let Your Meat Rest
After you've grilled your meat, let it rest for a few minutes before cutting into it. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, making it more tender and flavorful.
Grill Your Vegetables
Grilling vegetables is a great way to add some variety to your meal. You can grill vegetables like asparagus, bell peppers, zucchini, and eggplant. Simply brush them with oil and grill them until they're tender and lightly charred.
Use a Meat Thermometer
To ensure your meat is cooked to the proper temperature, use a meat thermometer. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat, being careful not to touch bone or fat. The temperature you're looking for will depend on the type of meat you're cooking. For example, chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.
Time to Fire Up the Grill
By using these grill hacks and tips, you can become a grill master this season. And with the help of spices and seasonings from none other than Spice Madness, you can add even more flavor to your grilled meats, fish, and vegetables. Happy grilling!🍔🔪🌽🐟