Who does not love grilled meats? They are savory, juicy, and flavorful. They can also be sinful, but, who cares? It does not hurt to indulge in a delicious meal every once in a while. I often spoil myself with a delicious grilled meat from my favorite steakhouse, American Cut Steakhouse. I seldom care about what the health buffs would say. Just let me enjoy my meat! I even tried to recreate some of their recipes at home. With that, in this post, I will share with you some of the best grilling secrets.
Start With The Right Meat
In a recent private dining in Buckhead, I fell in love with the grilled meat I ordered! From the first bite, it was heaven! I tried hard thinking why it was so good. It occurred to me it must be the meat! No matter how perfect the techniques are, if the meat is low-quality, it won’t taste good. Be sure to not skimp on the meat! Meats from young animals are the best because they are tender.
Brush with Herbs
This is one simple grilling technique shared by Jamie Oliver. This is an easy way to add an explosion of flavors to your meat without being overpowering. This trick is pretty much simple. All that you have to do is to gather sturdy herbs, such as sage, thyme, oregano, and basil. Tie it in a wooden spoon with a string. Dip in olive oil and brush while you are grilling the meat. Aside from the flavor, it also adds moisture to the meat.
Season the Grill
Most of the time, we are too focused on making the meat flavorful. We concentrate on how to add herbs and spices on the meat itself. What most of you miss is the fact that flavoring the grill will also help to make the meat more delicious. Brush the grill with butter or olive oil. Season it with herbs and spices. Add garlic on the surface before you place the meat. You will be surprised by the transfer of flavor. Oiling the grill is also important to prevent the meat from sticking.
Clean the Grill
For a grill to be ready to cook, there are two things that are important – it must be clean and hot. A clean and well-maintained grill will also do a lot to impact the flavor of your meat or fish. Dirt and dust can make grilling a frustrating task.
Even when grilling, patience is a virtue. Being in a hurry is one of the sure-fire ways to mess up what you are grilling. Avoid pressing the meat using tongs or spatula just to speed up things. In the same way, avoid heat that is too high as this will only burn the outside and leave the inner part uncooked.
You do not need to be a celebrity chef to serve delicious grilled meats. With the secrets that have been mentioned above, for sure, it will be easy to impress your guests the next time you host a dinner party!