When you think of grilling, we are sure that an image of a comfortable, joyous, heart-warming evening filled with the fragrance of delicious foods comes to your mind, right? Cooking food is not just a chore, but an experience – one that should be fun and memorable. Working with a BBQ grill is no exception.
If you have never cooked on a grill before, you would be surprised to learn what an exhilarating affair it is. With a few easy tips and tricks up your sleeve, you can become a grilling master in no time!
Get the Best of Grilling With These Seven Simple Yet Important Tips
- Always start with a clean grill
Many people often overlook the significance of cleaning their grill every time it is put to use. It is a
piece of cooking equipment just like pots and pans and it requires regular maintenance. Clean your
grill after every use as per the instructions given in its manual. Deep-cleaning it once or twice a year (depending on how often you use it) will also ensure proper hygiene and longevity of your grill.
- Preheating is mandatory
Grilling is just as sensitive as, if not more than, baking. Starting with a warm, preheated grill will
ensure that your food cooks properly without any gassy smells. Charcoal grills produce the best
overall flavours when the coal has reached optimum temperature and colour. Preheated grills are
also important for getting the mouth-watering smoked favour!
- Use a potato to make your grilling surface non-stick
While it is completely all right to use oil or non-stick spray on your grilling surface, there is another
much lesser-known technique to achieve the same results. You can halve a potato and rub the cut
side over the heated grates of your BBQ grill. It is a simple method to get a naturally non-stick
surface to cook your food.
- Select the correct meats and cuts
Grilling is not just about the equipment you use. Good food depends firstly on the ingredients you
use and then on anything else. For BBQ grilling, a high-quality cut of protein-packed meat, grass-fed and antibiotic-free, if possible, will give you the best flavours and cook perfectly on the grates. A little marbling is always appreciated as lean meats will overcook and dry out quickly. You should also try cuts other than the popular steak or rib-eye, such as the petite tender, that can save you some bucks without lowering the quality.
- Use a meat thermometer
A meat thermometer allows you to check the internal temperature of your cut. It is important to keep track of the internal temperature to check how cooked it is from the inside. Relying on the outer coloring and pre-installed thermometer on the grill will not give you the proper idea of how cooked the insides are, and you don’t want to ruin expensive meat by cutting it again and again to check the rawness!
- Grilling Zones are essential in BBQ cooking
Grilling zones are necessary to get both direct and indirect heat while cooking. Trying the simple two-zone approach will take your grilling game up a notch! When you use a wood-fired or charcoal grill, move the fuel on one side of the grill and leave the other side empty to achieve two zones – one with direct heat and another with indirect heat. It can not get simpler than that!
- Invest in a good quality grill
Trying to save some bucks and purchasing poor-quality grills will hamper your experience and break down in a short period of time. If you can make it within your budget, buy a high-quality grill. It would be an investment that you make for the long run. Such grills can be pricey, but you can find affordable options that do not compromise on quality despite having a smaller price tag.
To relish in the delight of modern BBQ grilling, go to the Kankay Grills online store and order your own portable grill today. Select among the wonderful collection of grills available and get ready for delicious foods on a beautiful Australian summer!