Simple Grilling Tips

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  • Simple Grilling Tips

    Simple Grilling Tips

    The grilling season has officially arrived. Use these tips to get your barbecue cooking! 

    The recipes at the end of the slideshow will ensure delicious, healthy eating all summer long. Because there's never a bad reason to bust out the grill when it’s summer!

  • Mise en Place

    Mise en Place

    Mise en place is just a fancy French term for something simple: Have everything ready. Professional chefs swear by it, and you should too. Before you spark the fire, gather everything you need including food, marinades, utensils, pans, plates, towels, mitts, and a fire extinguisher. Of course, a cold beverage never hurts either. 

  • Keep It Clean

    Keep It Clean

    Unless you want to be the subject of a Seinfeld-like rant on double-dipping, set aside extra sauces and plates for cooked food. Putting cooked chicken on a plate where raw chicken once sat is a food illness waiting to happen. That plate is probably filled with raw bacteria. Any leftover marinade should be thrown out.

  • Coat the Grill

    Coat the Grill

    Before you start the grill, coat the surface with oil to prevent sticking. Dabbing olive oil on a paper towel and then running it over the grill grate does the trick, but nonstick cooking spray is the easiest.

  • Put a Lid On It

    Put a Lid On It

    It's easy to get caught up in the fun of a barbecue, but make sure food stays covered while outdoors to keep bugs and bacteria away.

  • Tongs, Not Forks

    Tongs, Not Forks

    Use tongs when grilling. Puncturing your food with a fork lets the delicious juices out. And nobody wants a stabbed turkey dog. 

  • Wait a Bit

    Wait a Bit

    Sugar- and tomato-based sauces burn quickly, so wait to add them until the end of the grilling process. This will keep your sauce glossy, not charred.

  • Healthy Grilling Recipes Part I

    Healthy Grilling Recipes Part I

    Now that you know the grilling essentials, it’s time to get started. Here are five delicious and healthy recipes for you to try out this summer: 

    Click to the next slide for even more recipes. 

  • Healthy Grilling Recipes Part II

    Healthy Grilling Recipes Part II

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