Girls Get Grilling

In Home and Entertaining by Lola Magazine

Tips for becoming your family’s GRILL-MASTER

• Don’t peek! Every time you lift the lid, heat escapes and the cooking time increases.

• Remember to keep the air vents open, otherwise the fire will go out.

• Use a spatula not a fork. Forks puncture the meat and allows the juices and favors escape.

• Check the temperature of the meat with an instant read thermometer. It checks the internal temperature of meat and poultry. It is always better to be safe than sorry when grilling meat.

• Preheat your gas grill with all burners on high or wait until charcoal briquettes are covered with a gray ash.

• Oil the food, not the grates!

• Cook with the lid down–it reduces the cooking time

• Never cook on a grill that is hotter than 600°F.

• Clean the grill grates with a brass bristle brush–before and after you cook.

• Place food “across” the cooking grates so thin items don’t fall through.

• Flip only once halfway through the cooking time.

• Brush with BBQ sauce only during the final 10-15 minutes of the cooking time.

• Always let your food rest before cutting into it.