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Some Must Have Grilling Tips For First Time Grillers

Aug 17, 2007
Are you crazy about grilling? Do you like the fun of cooking steaks in an out-door setting? If this is you, then we something in common with each other! It's not just the different grilling recipes and marinades that I like most about grilling; it's also the aspect of cooking outside where in you can move around and make a mess without getting yelled at. If you have not tried grilling, you should, it's a lot of fun and the food is delicious! Here are a few tips to help you get started if you haven't grilled before.

First off, the secret of all great food in the preparation and grilling steaks is no different. Before you get ready to grill, marinade your steaks for at least a few hours. I like to marinade my steaks overnight for the best flavor and tenderizing. Keep the meat refrigerated until you are ready to put it on the grill. I also recommend cutting some small slices in the steaks to be sure the marinade gets all through the meat. Then rub some spices on the meat before you put it on the grill.

You also want to prepare your grill by rubbing it down with oil before you grill so that the meat doesn't stick to it. This is especially true for grilling fish, chicken, or burgers.

If you are cooking steaks you want the grill to be super hot so that you sear the steak on both sides to lock in the juices, then keep flipping your steaks a couple of times until they are done. Everybody has different tastes but in my opinion, a good steak is cooked to medium at most. You can also pour the marinade over the meat while you are cooking. Use thongs or a spatula so that you don't poke holes in the meat that will cause the juices to drain out.

If you are cooking with charcoals you should light the coals at least 30 minutes prior so that they have time to get hot enough. My preference is using a gas grill, you will get better results and the temperature is easier to adjust as well. You can buy the propane tanks at convenience stores all over and it last for many cookouts. You get a good quality gas grill for less than two hundred dollars.

Grilling is a fun thing to do; it's a good way to get family and friends together. If you want you can even let other people help out with the grilling, since there is enough room for anyone who wants to.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about grilling and steak knives online at http://www.steaksplusmore.com
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