Backyard grilling is a great way to get friends and family together to
take advantage of the excellent weather this time of year. For your next
barbecue, use these tips to get more out of your
charcoal grill in San Jose this season.
Get a fresh start.
Sometimes, the key to getting neater grill marks and having a tastier grilling
experience is as simple as cleaning up the grate before you begin. Invest
in a set of new grill supplies if needed, and start scrubbing your hot
grate clean with a long-handled wire brush before each use.
Oil up the grate.
If you don’t normally grease your grilling grate, then you’ve
probably experienced the frustrating situation of veggies and cuts sticking
to the metal. To prevent this from happening, dip a wad of paper towels
into some vegetable or canola oil, and use this to grease the grilling surface.
Enhance the smoky taste.
The flavor that comes with using a charcoal grill is one of the best benefits
that comes from this grilling method. You can further enhance the smoky
taste you get from charcoal grilling by cooking over hardwood logs or
wood pellets. Mesquite options will add a tanginess, while apple wood
will grant your food a sweeter flavor. For a taste that brings bacon to
mind, try grilling with hickory.
Up the flavor factor.
If you normally rely on condiments to give your grilled foods move flavor
and excitement, then it’s time to try adding taste to your meat
before it hits the grill. Glazes are a fast and easy way to add more flavor
to your cutlets, fillets, and wings. Rubs are another excellent method
for spicing up your steaks and bone-in chicken pieces, and should be applied
an hour or so before you fire up your charcoal grill.
Contain your tofu and produce.
If you love grilling up pineapple, veggies, and tofu, then it’s time
to invest in a grilling basket. These highly useful tools are an excellent
way to keep these foods from falling through the grill grate while not
losing any of the rich, smoky flavor.