Grill like a pro with these seven simple tips.

Don’t’ you just love how everything tastes better when it’s cooked on a grill?  We sure think so and these tips should help you master the art of grilling:

  1. Use real wood if you can.  It just makes everything taste better.  If you don’t have a wood-burning grill, add hardwood to your regular grill or put wood chips in your charcoal grill. 
  2. Room temperature or cold meat?  Experts say to keep your meat refrigerated until ready to grill.
  3. Flip once.  Not only do you get the expert looking grill marks but it helps you keep track of cook time.  Use tongs instead of a fork to turn meat…keeps the juices in.
  4. Season your meats before you grill.
  5. Proper prep separates the pros from the amateurs – a well-oiled and cleaned grill is a must.  Once hot, scrub the grate with a wire brush then rub it with oil.  Scrub again when you’re done grilling.
  6. Know when it’s done – you can use a thermometer for large cuts of meat and your finger (soft and squishy it’s rare, firm and springy it’s well-done).
  7. Rest the meat before serving – it’ll taste better!