Grilling Success for Memorial Day: 3 Easy Tips
Memorial Day is coming up. In my family, that meant a trip to the national cemetery to pay our respects to those who fought for this country, including my great uncles and grandfather, but it also meant a long weekend to break out the grill and welcome in the warm weather.
If you're planning your own backyard barbecue, trip to the lake, day at the beach or just time in front of the grill in general, here are a few tips for grilling success.
- Warm it up: Before you're ready to grill, set your meat out on the counter to warm up a bit. Ice cold meat takes longer to grill and will dry out more.
- Don't flip out: Flip your meat as infrequently as possible. Flipping is traumatic on meat and each flip causes fractures in the exterior which leads to lost juices.
- Take a break: "Done" on the grill doesn't mean "ready to eat". If you cut in too early, all the juices will end up on your plate. Always remove grilled meats to a plate and loosely cover with foil for five to ten minutes. This gives a chance for internal temperatures to even out and juices to redistribute.
Be sure to read our tips from last year on how to get your grill ready after it's been in storage from cleaning to checking for safety on both gas and charcoal grills. You want to be ready to go on grilling day. If you're inviting people over to enjoy the long weekend with you, we have grilling tips to get you ready to entertain as well.
Enjoy your long weekend, and happy grilling!