What symbolizes our nation’s pride (with food) more, apple pie or barbeque?
While the answer can be somewhat individual, we do know one thing…BBQ brings people together. We all look forward to summer afternoons and evenings mingling with friends, enjoying good company, swimming, sparklers and of course great food hot off the grill as well as some fabulous sides: see Fireworks Don’t Hold a Candle to These July 4th Recipes.
Lovin’ goes into cue’in! The time and effort to provide some high quality meat off the grill is only offered for those we love! It takes patience and thoughtfulness to perfect some good quality backyard grilling!
Don’t kill the messenger. Rivalries run deep, opinions run strong, and die-hard competition cooks and weekend warriors may disagree but, nevertheless, we have some universal basic grilling tips for your upcoming weekend, if followed these tips are sure to impress your next party guests!
10 Grilling Tips for a Happy Crowd:
- Source high quality meat. Meat that is organic and grass fed/grass finished is quite simply far and above the healthiest option. It contains 6x more Omega-3’s than conventionally raised meat. It also contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which manages blood sugar levels. We source the healthiest meat from Crowd Cow.
- Make sure your grill grate is clean.
- Use the proper tools; click here for a tool set we love.
- Preheat the grill.
- Don’t leave the grill! You may burn the food, never mind start a bonfire bigger than you planned!
- Spice food at least an hour before grilling to allow the flavors to settle in.
- Do not add sauce or marinade as it will cause burning.
- Avoid moving food around the grill too much. Although it can avoid flare ups, it does not allow for those fancy grill marks and can make for uneven cooking throughout the meat.
- Red meat should be removed from the refrigerator ½ hour before cooking to allow it to come to room temperature first.
- Undercook fish on the grill as the residual heat will be enough to finish it off.
For those of you who would like some easy recipes check these out:
- Grilled Tri Tip Steak
- Grilled Flat-Iron Steak with Wine Reduction. We only recommend Dry Farm Wines for your grilling and sipping needs.
- Grilled Lamb Loin Chops
- Grilled Lobster Tails
- Smoky Paprika Grilled Butterfly Chicken
Enjoy your friends and family and create new memories as you spend some lazy summer days making fabulous meals and relaxing!
Happy 4th of July from our heart to yours!