Making the Best of the Grill - Five Tips
Summer might be coming to a close, but it's never to late to pick up some super grilling tips for next year and beyond. Here are five tips to keep your grilling fun and flavorful.
1 - Always start with a clean grill. If you notice build up starting to form, turn on your grill to high heat. Close the lid and let the build up "cook" for about twenty minutes. Take a wad of tin foil and place it between your grill tongs. Run the tin foil along the grill and the build up with flake right off.
2 - Remember that indirect heat is sometimes better than direct heat. It's the best way to get a slow and steady cook for juicer, and more tender meat. Try this method with ribs and roasts.
3 - Use tinfoil packets for easy clean up and flavorful one "dish" meals. These are great for crowds and make planning a cinch. You can do most of the prep the night before. A favorite of ours is chicken breast, roma tomatoes, basil and carrots. It's delicious over rice.
4 - Place tinfoil down before cooking delicate items - like fish and kebobs. You'll have an easier time flipping and won't loose it between the grill slots.
5 - Be creative. If you can eat it, you can grill it. Try your luck at grilling fruits for dessert - like pineapple, cantaloupe, and peaches. Serve it up with honey and vanilla bean ice cream for an ultra sweet crowd pleaser.
Moms, share your best grilling tips here!