7 Tips on Grilling Food ...

I don’t know about you but I really love cooking, mixing different flavors, herbs and spices together to create a perfect combination. I especially like grilling food because meat maintains its tender, juiciness and sometimes it is a much quicker method of making meals. By no means am I saying that it is the best but it is to be considered.

7. Allow the Grill to Heat Properly

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I know the temptation when you come in starving and want to rush around making an immediate dinner. Well slow down, turn the grill to the temperature needed and leave it for at least ten minutes to warm up. If you are grilling on a barbeque then you will need to allow a good twenty to thirty minutes.

6. Use an Intermediate Heat Setting

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One thing that you do not want to do is to undercook any meat but on the other hand you do not want to scorch food, so that it is inedible. This really depends on what you are cooking but I generally tend to set my grill somewhere between medium and hot heat for that perfect temperature.

5. Keep Separate Areas

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There is nothing worse than taking a mouthful of fish and it tastes of beef or some other meat. So if you do not have the time to wash the grill in between, make sure that you separate the grill into sections, cook the fish in one, chicken in another and so on.

4. Be Careful with Fat

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Too much fat can cause the fire to grow out of control. It is something that many people often forget, I am one of them, so make sure that when you are cooking any meat on the grill cut away the fat or have a pan that catches the fat. You do not want to end up catching alight.

3. If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try and Try Again

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This rings so true, if you have rarely used the grill before you can not expect for everything to be perfect straight away. Keep trying at different temperatures and for various times until you find the most suitable.

2. Proper Cooking Utensils

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Without all of the tools of the trade, you will not be able to grill food or at least do it properly. Make sure that you own the correct cooking tongs, oven gloves and so on. Before even attempting to cook anything new I always make sure that I have everything that I need around me.

1. Serve Immediately

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As soon as you have cooked your food, make sure that it is served because grilled food, especially meats can become cold very quickly and they loose their taste. Where grilling food is so quick everything else can be prepared in advance.

As mentioned above there are 7 top tips for grilling food, these are by no means exclusive but they have helped me immensely. Always remember to prepare yourself fully and nothing should go wrong.

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