I *think* spring has finally made it’s debut over here on the east coast and we’ve thankfully got some time outside. I love grilling outside during the summer and this week I’ve partnered with Meat Provisions to bring you some summer grilling tips.
- Always start with a clean grill. Whether you’re using your own personal grill or community grills like us, make sure you’re cleaning it appropriately. It’s always easiest to clean when hot, so in my opinion, clean it right as you take your burgers off the grill. That way it’s ready for next use.
- If you’re worried about meat sticking to the grill, lightly rub a paper towel soaked with canola or vegetable oil over the grill.
- Don’t move meat around the grill. If you attempt to flip it and it sticks to the grill, that means it’s not ready. Allow it to cook a little longer before you flip.
- For red meats, avoid putting cold meat directly on the grill. Allow the meat to come to room temperature before placing it on a hot grill. This allows the meat to cook more evenly.
- Less is more. Once you place your burger on the grill, leave it be until you flip it. You should only have to touch it once to flip it.
- If you’re worried about undercooking, especially chicken, buy a meat thermometer!
- Don’t squeeze or flatten meat. I know this seems like traditional grill behavior but you’re essentially squeezing out all the flavor.
- Let it rest. After your meat is taken off the grill, allow it to sit, covered for 5-15 minutes, depending on size of meat. For burgers, let them sit up to 5 minutes to allow the juices to settle.
If you’re local to Westport, CT, you should absolutely check out Meat Provisions for your summer grilling (and beyond). Yo u can show them this article until 5/9 for $$$ off your order!