April 6, 2013
Spring is upon us and so are thoughts of a little outdoor grilling. Safety is a top priority so when you are grilling in an MRG apartment community, Fire Marshal rules dictate that grilling must occur at least 10 feet away from the building so no grilling underneath balconies or patios.
According to Bobby Flay, all you really need for grilling is food and fire. But a few additional things, like the right ingredients, equipment and recipe go a long way in making your grilling experience delicious. Bobby says that one of the biggest challenges is getting it “done” properly. Here are a few tips:
1) Don’t start testing as soon as the food hits the grill – the meat needs time to sear or it will stick.
2) Don’t cut into food to see if it is done – you’ll lose the juice. Finger-testing is better and you are basing “doneness” on firmness, the more done, the more firm.
3) Let meat rest before slicing or serving – cover with foil for at least 5 minutes. The exception is fish, which should be served immediately.
So what’s for dinner?