Thursday, May 12, 2022

Summer Barbecue Tips for Delicious Meats


Photo by Min An

Are you planning to do a lot of barbecuing this summer? If you are then you're probably excited. 

The thought of pulling out the grill and bringing family and friends together for our wonderful time in the outdoors is something that many people look forward to. 

However, if you have been having difficulty with certain aspects of grilling for your barbecue then here are some tips that will help you get things off on the right track.

Don't Squeeze the Meat

When you place the meat on the grill it can be tempting to squish it with a spatula once you see it sizzling. 

However, when you see the flamers being created it is the fat from the meat. This fat is what gives meat its nice juicy flavor. When you squish the meat you are squeezing out all the delicious tasty juice and moisture as well.

You should keep a spray bottle near so that you can deal with flare-ups. Remember that the flames are only going to char the meat as well. Having a spray bottle handy makes it easy for you to squelch the flame without diminishing too much of the heat.

Buy a Meat Thermometer

It can be difficult to tell when meat is cooked and when it is not ready. Even if you are very experienced, it is a good idea for you to get a meat thermometer

Even the best chefs use these types of thermometers. If you want to make sure that you get the type of meat that you want it is always best to check the temperature with a thermometer.

Allow the Meat to Sit

After you've taken the meat off the grill, you should let it sit for at least 15 minutes. This will allow all the juices in the meat to redistribute themselves. 

The 15-minute time indicated here should be used at your discretion. This is because the thicker the meat is the more time it will need for the juices to redistribute.

Have Great Side Dishes

Managing to cook several different types of meat all at once can be very overwhelming. The best thing for you to do is to make sure that you have a lot of delicious side dishes such as mashed potatoes, grilled corn on the cob, or even soup to name a few.

For example, you could have sauces and lots of condiments available for your guests. This will give them a lot of choices and will make it easier for you to control the grilling.

Let the Fun Begin

There is no doubt that summer barbecues can be a lot of fun. However, all the grilling that you will have to do can be tedious. The only way to make sure that everything goes smoothly is to understand exactly how you can make the process a lot easier. 

This does not have to be difficult. All you have to do is make sure that you understand how to cook meat on your grill in the most effective manner possible. 

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