Summer . . . the time when delicious aromas begin wafting from the docks and decks of Smith Mountain Lake homes everywhere as the grilling season gets underway. If you’re looking to learn a few barbeque basics or get the perfect recipe for your Independence Day cookout, then take a few minutes to visit Whitney Bonds Grilling Tips. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find there. For more of Whitney’s tips please visit her website.
Grilling Tips & Tricks
Always make sure your grill is hot
Adding food to a hot grill will give it a wonderful sear on the outside while keeping it perfectly juicy in the center. It will prevent food from sticking to the grill, and it’s important for cooking safety.
Start with a clean grill
This will allow the flavor of whatever you’re cooking to shine through and not mix with flavors left behind from whatever you cooked last on the grill. It also helps prevent food from sticking to the grill.
- Oil the grill grates
This will help prevent lean meats from sticking to the grill. Since spraying cooking spray on a grill can cause flare-ups, I recommend against using it on the grill. Instead, pour oil on a paper towel, then use tongs to rub the oil on the grill grates.
- Don’t move the food around…
Most foods only need to be flipped once during the cooking process. Moving the food around the grill while it cooks can cause food to be unevenly cooked and can add to the total cooking time.
For more great grilling recipes you can use for your next Smith Mountain Lake get together, click on this link. Enjoy the 4th, and happy grilling!