How Can I Step Up My Grilling Game?

cast aluminum gas grillThe grill is one of America’s favorite cooking tools. In fact, up 60% of grillers cook outdoors¬†all year-round, according to the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association.

However, with great grilling comes great responsibility. If you’re a frequent griller, you want to be sure your recipes stay mouth-watering and incredible, not boring and predictable. That being said, here are a few simple ways to help you step up your grilling game.

Use the right equipment
Standard, everyday grills are fine to use if you’re still a beginner. But if you’ve been grilling for years and practically breathe charcoal it may be time to make the switch to something more advanced.

To be fair, a grill is everything you put into it. However, a cast aluminum gas grill can do quite a lot more with a portable smoker. In fact, up to 71% of grillers say they use a grill and smoker because of the improved taste.

So if you’ve been flipping burgers on the same old, classic grill you’ve been cooking on for years try your hand at more grilling options like a Franklin grill or a cast aluminum gas grill to improve the flavor of your food.

Hold onto the juices
When it comes to grilling, technique really is important. This is because the wrong move can cause the juices in the meat you’re grilling to outright vanish leaving you with unsatisfying flavor and a dry taste.

Only flip the meat once when it’s on the grill. When you wait for one side of the meat to completely cook before flipping it to cook the other side, you let the meat hold onto the juices.

Rest easy
It’s important to flip the meat you’re cooking on the grill only once to keep in moisture, but it’s perhaps even more important to let it rest once done you’re cooking. This is because the moisture and heat in the food need to distribute evenly.

If you dig in too soon, you most likely won’t be pleased with the results. Let the meat rest at room temperature between 10 to 45 minutes with an aluminum foil cover to keep it warm.

The grill is a great way to bring amazing flavors to your food. Contact Portable Kitchen today for more information on how PK Grills can take your grilling to the next level.