How to Barbecue
Want to transform from a barbecue novice to a grill master in no time? We have you covered with a few useful tips that will help you create the most mouthwatering BBQ around:
Grill Preparation: Preheat the grill at least 15 minutes before you add your meat. The surface should be 400-450 degrees for high, 350-450 degrees for medium-high, 300-350 degrees for medium and 250-300 degrees for low heat. All degrees are Fahrenheit.
Marinate: Yes, allowing your meat to marinate for a few hours or overnight definitely gives it flavor, but did you know that it also helps prevent the formation of potentially carcinogenic heterocyclic amines (HCAs) when grilling poultry, red meat and fish?
Meat Temperature: The best way to know when your meat is done is to use an instant-read thermometer. Internal temperatures for your food should be:
- Steaks, kebabs, ham, pork and lamb: 145-160 degrees (medium rare to medium)
- Ribs and hamburger patties, 160 degrees
- Chicken and turkey: 165-180 degrees
Rest It: After taking your meats off the grill, let them rest for about 10 minutes on a clean platter or wrapped in foil so juices can redistribute.
Grill Cleanup: Imagine how much your appetite would disappear if you lifted the hood of your community grill and it’s covered with the remnants of past barbecues. Don’t be that neighbor. Be sure to use a wire grill brush to scrape any meat debris left behind. If you or the community doesn’t have one, crumple a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil until it’s the size of a navel orange and pick it up with your tongues.
By implementing these simple tips, you’ll be able to host memorable barbecues from the comfort of your apartment community or backyard. Rather than getting overwhelmed by the vast size of meat that needs to be grilled, take your barbecue step by step and meat by meat. Your barbecuing skills will be in high demand as soon as your party is over.
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