Best 5 Grilling Tips. Because Woman Can Also Grill!

Memorial day is the unofficial start of summer and the official start of lots of pool parties, movie nights and of course grilling.

I love grilling, specially a good steak! And I love that I don’t have to clean my stove after I cook so I’ve become kind of an expert when it comes to grill, yes guys! A woman can also grill anything perfect! Here, share my Best 5 grilling tips for any kind of meat:

Fat is Good. I never thought I would say that, but when it comes to meat the more fat the tastier! So when buying your steak for example, the more white (fat) on the meat the better, in hamburgers go for 30 percent fat it usually says on the label.

Don’t buy Cheap. If you want taste, don’t be a cheapstake! Shop smart, look for deals, usually around memorial day there are lots of deals for meat. I usually buy mine at Costco because no one can beat their prices and I buy Rib Eye Cap, is 4 pieces for about $60, but is delicious! Also when it comes to hot dogs, only buy them if they’re in a tightly sealed package so they’re firm and not too watery.

To Flip or Not To Flip. I don’t believe in lots of flipping, instead I calculate when one side is done and I flip, for example, if my piece of meat is about one inch  thick I leave it about 6 to 7 minutes and flip, but I like my meat very rare with some blood. Once is done, put the meat on a plate and let it stand for about 2 minutes before cutting it, this way the meat will still cook off the grill and it will absorb the meat juice.

Stop the Squishing. I know is a habit, but by squeezing  you’re loosing alld the juices! Take your time when grilling, don’t rush it, believe me they will be tastier!

Veggie Me! I love vegetables, but sometimes I hate how much time it takes for them to cook so my new favorite thing is to grill them, is quick and easy. Grab your veggies, such as, squash, asparagus, corn, onions, brush them lightly on both sides with olive oil add some sea salt, wrap them securely in aluminum foil and throw it on the grill. The corn takes about 30 minutes but the rest of the veggies are ready in less than 15 minutes, I always check them after 10 minutes, I like them crunchy.

Don’t Be Afraid of The Grill! When I first started grilling I was afraid every time I turned it on, but if you know how to do it, there’s nothing to fear ladies, here are my tips:

Gas Grill. The day before of you’re planning to grill, make sure the gas tank has enough propane, there’s nothing worst than starting to cook and there’s no gas. To light a gas grill:

  • Raise the lid of your gas grill.
  • Turn on the gas at the propane tank. T
  • Turn on one of the gas burners on the grill and make sure it lights up.
  • Press the auto light or ignition button if your grill has one or keep turning the rest of the gas burners on the grill making sure they all light up.

Charcoal Grill. This one took a bit more to manage but I finally did and is very ease.

  • Clean any ash or dirt on the grill before starting to grill.
  • Remove the grill grate from the grill.
  • This step is extremely important! Arrange the charcoal briquettes in a pyramid at the bottom of the grill, kind of like forming a cone
  • Add lighter fluid to the charcoal briquettes, make sure all the charcoal briquettes are slightly shiny.
  • Light the charcoal. Using a long match or a long lighter, light the charcoal briquettes in the grill. You know is working if you see a flame in the center of the piramid, if the flame is too small, grab a piece of carton and give some air to the flame and it will start getting bigger.
  • Replace the grilling grate. Use grilling gloves, don’t burn yourself.

  • You’re ready to grill,  when the majority of the charcoal is covered with ash and glow red, this process usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

That’s it, you’re ready to grill like a master!

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