Grilling 101

Grilling 101

Grilling 101 One of the best things about summer is outdoor grilling.  Gathering of friends, food and drinks make for an unforgettable time.  And just imagine all of those healthy dishes you can produce with very little cleanup!  But what if you’ve never cooked on a grill before or had very little luck.  Then what?  Take a look at the following tips on grilling and start planning your summertime gathering. Charcoal vs. Gas One of the age old questions is whether using a charcoal grill or a gas grill is the best option.  Let’s face it; each type of grill has its perks!  While grilling with gas is quick and convenient, nothing produces the smokiness of charcoal.  So how do you choose?  Let’s break it down.         Gas Grills – These grills run on propane and have an ignition setting to help regulate the amount of heat produced.  This makes cooking on a gas grill very convenient as well as much cleaner.         Charcoal Grill – Charcoal is used to produce the heat that your food will cook on and therefore harder to get started and the heat cannot be regulated.  The taste of the food that is produced will be smokier and richer in flavor.  But, carbon monoxide and soot make charcoal grilling messier. Basic Grilling Techniques Some people limit themselves on what they cook on a grill.  But the thing is you can cook almost anything on one.  From grilling meat, to veggies, to fruit and even French toast, you can cook nearly anything on a grill!  Think of it as your outdoor oven.  So here are some basic...