SUMMER GRILLING TIPS
Summer’s here! Time to break out the grill and start charcoaling the chicken. You already know you can slather them with barbecue sauce, but this year we thought it was time for a refresh!
There are so many delicious, new ways to get grilling. We’ve pulled together new favorites that are just as easy as the classic standbys, but these babies offer up a flavor twist. Summer is about to get hot and your grilling is about to get even hotter with these quick tips!
CHICKEN - What to Grill: Chicken Breasts, Chicken Thighs and Chicken Legs
Quick Tip: When grilling chicken, heat the grill on high, but turn it to low or medium-low once the chicken is placed on the tines. This will give you that gorgeous grilled look while allowing the chicken to cook through to the center without drying.
STEAK - What to Grill: Higher-fat cuts like New York Strip or T-bones
Quick Tip: Tenderize your meat an hour before cooking by slathering it in salt. Just before grill time, wash the salt off, dry the meat entirely with a clean paper towel, then add seasoning and a bit of butter on the meat.
PORK CHOPS - What to Grill: Bone-in Pork Chops
Quick Tip: Cook pork like chicken on the grill! Heat the grill to high, but turn it to low once the meat is in place. Close the lid of the grill to allow the heat to cook the meat through without over-drying it.
HOT DOGS - What to grill: All-beef hot dogs
Quick Tip: Hot dogs only need about two minutes on a hot grill. Watch them closely. When they start to sear and fat begins to “sweat” out of the hot dogs, they’re done!
SAUSAGE - What to grill: bratwurst, Italian sausage, gourmet sausages
Quick Tip: Thread sausage on a kabob for a quick-cooking meat that will be done as soon as your veggies are ready to go.
SALMON - What to grill: Full halves of fish or single fillets: fresh is best
Quick Tip: Cook salmon on a piece of foil that’s been sprayed with nonstick olive oil. This keeps it from sticking to your grill and makes for easy clean up.
CORN - What to grill: Fresh corn, in or out of the husk
Quick Tip: Prepare flavored butters the night before for easy party prep where grilled corn will be served.
SALAD - What to grill: romaine or Iceberg lettuce slices
Quick Tip: Use a basting brush to spread high-quality olive oil on the lettuce to ensure even grilling. It only takes a minute for lettuce to grill, so toss it on hot and have tongs ready to remove the finished dish.
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