There are several tips and tricks that can help make backyard cooking and
living a success, such as oiling the grill rack before cooking. If you
have been looking for new ways to have a great experience with your
grill in San Jose, then continue reading for a few tips to help out.
Tip #1: Preheat the Grill
Preheating any cooking appliance—such as a grill, oven, or pan—can
work wonders on your food, especially meat. Let your grill heat up for
about 15 or 20 minutes so that when you place the food on it will become
seared, which helps contain moisture and prevent sticking. Preheating
your grill will also kill off residual bacteria and contribute to easy
scrubbing when cleaning off past food debris.
Tip #2: Burn Clean Fuel
Though tastes and preferences can differ between gas and charcoal grills,
it is best to look for the cleanest form of fuel. Gas burns cleaner and
does not leave as much residue on the grill. Charcoal tends to have a
smokier flavor, but it can be bad for the environment and your health.
If you prefer to use a charcoal grill, then look for additive-free lump
charcoal. This is charred wood that will not emit as many chemicals and
coal dust into your food and the air.
Tip #3: Oil the Rack
Once your grill has heated up, soak a paper towel in your preferred oil,
such as vegetable or olive oil. Holding the folded-up towel with tongs,
rub it on the rack. This will prevent your meat and other foods from sticking
to the metal rack. Use this method instead of a cooking spray, especially
if the grill is hot; a cooking spray could cause a flare-up.
Tip #4: Prevent Flare-Ups
Safety should always be a priority during the grilling process. Flaming
flare-ups can happen at any time, especially when cooking fatty foods.
Choose the leanest meats and sear them before cooking. Keep a squirt bottle
of water nearby in case a flare-up occurs.