Simple grill tips for an amateur chef
Who doesn’t like grilling? It is an exciting and easy thing to do. Altough simple there’s still some things that can go wrong. Here’s some tips to make your grill party a guaranteed success.
First of all buy quality coal and make sure your coals are hot enough.
Low, medium and high heat
Approximately 30 minutes prior to grilling, prepare the charcoal fire so coals have time to reach medium temperature. At medium, the coals will be ash-covered. To check the temperature of the coals, spread the coals in a single layer. Carefully hold the palm of your hand above the coals at cooking height. Count the number of seconds you can hold your hand in that position before the heat forces you to pull it away: approximately 4 seconds for medium heat.
Position the cooking grid
Position the cooking grid and follow recipe directions. (For gas grills, consult the owner’s manual for preheating instructions.)
How to make perfect hamburger patties
Use a gentle touch when shaping ground beef patties. Overhandling will result in a tough burger. DON’T press or flatten with spatula during cooking.
When grilling vegetables or tofu, instead of using a pastry brush to brush on marinade, use a large sprig of rosemary, which will impart additional flavor to your foods.
Control the flames on a barbecue grill by having a pint spray bottle of water mixed with 1 teaspoon baking soda.