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Summer Cooking Challenge Day 10: Tips for Grilling Meat!

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A great thing about summer cooking is that can you enjoy fresh air while you cook outside on the grill. Sometimes cooking meat on the grill can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be.

Here are some tips for grilling meat:

  1. Preheat your grill about 20 minutes before you start cooking to make sure it reaches the right temperature.
  2. Don't put cold meat on the grill. Be sure to let your meat get to room temperature before it goes on the grill.
  3. Flip your burgers and other meats only once during cooking. Usually about 7-9 minutes on each side.
  4. Don't squish your meat! You will drain it of its juices and flavors.
  5. Once your meat is finished on the grill, let it rest on a clean platter for about 10 minutes, tented with foil, so juices can redistribute evenly.
  6. If you are grilling fish, choose fillets that are even in thickness so they cook evenly. Fish can cook really quickly, so keep a close eye on them.
  7. When grilling chicken, use indirect heat for bone-in breasts, legs, or thighs and direct heat for boneless breasts, legs, or thighs.

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Are you guilty of over flipping or squishing meat on the grill? Are there any tips for grilling meat that you would add?


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by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 1:38 PM
Replies (51-60):
batjmom
by Sarah on Jul. 30, 2013 at 9:53 AM
Lol!!! Oh my goodness I told Jack the same thing!!! Also don't cut the steak on the grill all the juicers run out. I don't even eat steak but know not to cut it on the grill. Once again I swear we were separated at birth

Quoting TerriC:

Not at all.  I took over the grilling reigns because DH was a flipper.  I tried to tell him, STOP....I watch Food Network, I know what I am talking about!  LOL.  He agreed that my way was better and now when he does grill, he isn't a flipper anymore.  =-)

4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 10:01 AM

I do over flip it sometimes. 

TerriC
by Bronze Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 10:07 AM

 LOL!!!!  I think we were!  Yes!  NO cutting, poking or otherwise AT ALL until it has been tented for at least 10 minutes!


Quoting batjmom:

Lol!!! Oh my goodness I told Jack the same thing!!! Also don't cut the steak on the grill all the juicers run out. I don't even eat steak but know not to cut it on the grill. Once again I swear we were separated at birth

Quoting TerriC:

Not at all.  I took over the grilling reigns because DH was a flipper.  I tried to tell him, STOP....I watch Food Network, I know what I am talking about!  LOL.  He agreed that my way was better and now when he does grill, he isn't a flipper anymore.  =-)


 

batjmom
by Sarah on Jul. 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Amen!
I grilled steak last night and as soon as I brought it in they were trying to fork it. I'm yelling its not done! Lol funny.
Spicy grilled chicken tonight


Quoting TerriC:

 LOL!!!!  I think we were!  Yes!  NO cutting, poking or otherwise AT ALL until it has been tented for at least 10 minutes!




Quoting batjmom:

Lol!!! Oh my goodness I told Jack the same thing!!! Also don't cut the steak on the grill all the juicers run out. I don't even eat steak but know not to cut it on the grill. Once again I swear we were separated at birth


Quoting TerriC:


Not at all.  I took over the grilling reigns because DH was a flipper.  I tried to tell him, STOP....I watch Food Network, I know what I am talking about!  LOL.  He agreed that my way was better and now when he does grill, he isn't a flipper anymore.  =-)




 

TerriC
by Bronze Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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 LOL!  No forking before it's time!  Spicy chicken...YUM!


Quoting batjmom:

Amen!
I grilled steak last night and as soon as I brought it in they were trying to fork it. I'm yelling its not done! Lol funny.
Spicy grilled chicken tonight


Quoting TerriC:

 LOL!!!!  I think we were!  Yes!  NO cutting, poking or otherwise AT ALL until it has been tented for at least 10 minutes!


 


Quoting batjmom:

Lol!!! Oh my goodness I told Jack the same thing!!! Also don't cut the steak on the grill all the juicers run out. I don't even eat steak but know not to cut it on the grill. Once again I swear we were separated at birth


Quoting TerriC:


Not at all.  I took over the grilling reigns because DH was a flipper.  I tried to tell him, STOP....I watch Food Network, I know what I am talking about!  LOL.  He agreed that my way was better and now when he does grill, he isn't a flipper anymore.  =-)


 


 


 

MichelleK41
by Bronze Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Thanks for these tips. I am so not a griller but hubs does a great job grilling. =)

Rushn311
by Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 12:24 PM

I don't grill..hubby does and he doesn't over flip.

dusky_rose
by Bronze Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM

DH uses a burger press, but I don't.


Bmat
by Bronze Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 12:55 PM

It will continue to cook for a short while off of the grill.

Kmakksmom
by on Jul. 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM
I don't grill. My husband does and he does it very well :)
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