Cooking your favorite food on the BBQ is an integral part of summertime. There are several advantages to cooking outdoors -- it is quick, makes cleaning easy, reduces the amount of fat used when cooking and allows you to enjoy the outdoors instead of a hot, stuffy kitchen! Unfortunately, if you don't know how to properly cook on a BBQ, you can end up eating dry and overcooked meat. What can you do to make your summer grilling experience a better one? Just follow these helpful tips!
Don't stick to your grill! Use either canola or olive oil and brush your cold grill before lighting up your BBQ. This way, your food will not stick to your grill. If you prefer, you may also use some cooking spray as it is simple and faster to coat your grill this way.
Soak or coat your skewers. If you are using some wooden skewers to make shish kabobs, soak them for 10 to 15 minutes prior to putting the chunks of food on them and cooking them. The water will prevent them from burning on the grill. If your use metal skewers, coat them either with canola oil, olive oil or cooking spray to avoid the food sticking to them.
Tenderize your meat! Avoid burnt and dry meat by either glazing or marinating your meat prior to cooking in on the grill. Chicken shish kabobs can be glazed with honey. Chicken breast can be glazed in a barbecue sauce. Beef, pork, poultry and even fish can be marinated. The marinade can be wine -- red wine for beef and white wine for pork or poultry. You can also mix some mustard with soy sauce for cod or sole. Use a generous coating of olive oil for salmon or steaks.
Keep it tasty and tender. Use some salt on steaks -- preferably kosher salt -- to keep the meat's juices inside instead of escaping, drying it out. A little bit of salt also adds to the taste. Using it on top of a coating of olive oil will do the trick.
Don't burn your corn! When cooking corn on the cob, soak it in water with the husk for approximately 15 minutes prior to cooking -- you will avoid the tragedy of your corn sticking to the grill and burning.
If you wish to enjoy some tasty and tender food from the grill, simply follow the useful tips mentioned in this article. Your tastebuds will thank you for it! Enjoy!