Who doesn't love a good outdoor BBQ? There's nothing quite like gathering around a grill with friends and family, cooking up some delicious food. If you want to make your next BBQ the best one yet, follow these tips and tricks.
1. Clean Your Grill Before Use
The first step to any successful BBQ is making sure your grill is clean. Start by scraping off any leftover food or grease from the previous use. Then, scrub the grates until they're shiny using a wire brush. This will help ensure that your food doesn't stick and give it a nice flavor. You can also buy some cleaners from your local grill suppliers.
2. Preheat Your Grill
Before you start cooking, make sure to preheat your grill. This will help ensure that your food cooks evenly and prevents sticking.
3. Create Heat Zones
Heat zones are a great way to cook different types of food evenly. To create a heat zone, light one side of your grill on high and the other side on low. This will give you two different cooking temperatures, perfect for cooking everything from steaks to burgers to chicken.
4. Choose Your Meats Wisely
According to a poll taken by Statista in 2017, in the United States on people's preferred meats for barbecuing, 81% of respondents said they usually barbecue chicken. However, if you're looking to switch things up, here are some other popular BBQ meats:
- Pork: Often considered the king of barbecuing meats, pork is delicious when cooked slow and low
- Beef: Whether you go for a steak or burger, beef is always a crowd-pleaser
- Chicken: You're able to use a variety of sauces to satisfy everyone's tastebuds.
- Lamb: Tender and juicy, lamb is a great alternative to pork or beef
- Fish: Grilled fish is a healthy and delicious option for your next BBQ
5. Marinate Your Meat
Adding a marinade to your meat can add tons of flavor. Not only will it make your meat taste better, but it can also help to tenderize it. There are endless combinations of ingredients that you can use in a marinade, so be creative!
6. Don't Move and Don't Poke
One of the most important things to remember when grilling is not to move your food around. If you do, it will become tough and won't cook evenly. Never, ever poke your food with a fork. This will release all the juices and result in dry, overcooked meat. Instead, use a pair of tongs to turn your food.
7. Let It Rest
Once your food is done cooking, don't just start serving it up. Instead, let it rest for a few minutes so that the juices have a chance to redistribute. This will ensure that your food is juicy and tender.
Follow these tips and tricks for the perfect outdoor BBQ. With a little bit of preparation, you'll be able to cook up some delicious food that your friends and family will love. Looking for grill suppliers? Call us today.