Grilling Tips for Your Father’s Day Cookout

13 Jun, 2014

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Father’s Day is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than with a cookout? We have partnered with Broil King to provide you with some expert #grillingtips to make your Father’s Day celebrations memorable and delicious. Keep reading for advice on preparing the grill, general grilling tips, and a few tasty recipes to try this weekend to impress dad, grandpa or the other special men in your life!

Prepping your grill

A perfect Father’s Day meal requires the right grill preparations. The experts at Broil King shared these helpful tips to get started:

  • Oiling your cooking grids helps prevent food from sticking when grilling. Using a crumpled paper towel, dip it in a little oil (olive or vegetable oils work well) and, using a pair of tongs, rub the oil evenly over the cooking grids.

If it doesn’t sizzle, your grill is not hot enough. (Tweet this)

  • Preheat your barbecue grill to at least 400º F before cleaning or putting food on the cooking grids.
  • Clean your barbecue grill when it is hot. Food residue will release from the cooking grids easily, and your grill brush will pick up less debris and grease. Use caution to avoid burns while cleaning.

General grilling tips to keep in mind

Use these simple tips and tricks from Broil King to truly master the grill this weekend – and all summer long!

  • Don’t let your sauce burn. A tomato- or sugar-based sauce should be reserved until the last 10 – 15 minutes of grilling, as the sugar has a tendency to caramelize or burn if subjected to high heat for a prolonged period of time.
  • Avoid burning your bamboo skewers. Before using bamboo skewers for your kebabs, soak them in water for 30 minutes to prevent the wood from burning.
  • Wood chips should be soaked in water for at least an hour before using. Drain them and add them to a stainless steel or cast iron smoker box. Add wood chips 5 – 10 minutes before putting your meat on the grill.
  • Cutting into the meat to check for doneness releases all the juices and flavor. For best results, use a meat thermometer (try the Broil King 4-Piece Mini Thermometer set) to ensure the food is cooked to the desired degree of doneness for maximum juiciness. Remember that the internal temperature will continue to rise as the food rests.

Recipes ideas for Father’s Day

Whether he loves steak or would rather have a special salmon dish, we have two recipes from Broil King that will show dad how much you care:

  • If he loves steak: Try the delicious “Perfect Steak” marinade recipe from Broil King to treat him to a mouth-watering steak dinner.
  • If he loves seafood: Broil King’s Cedar Plank Salmon with Asian Ginger Marinade is a flavorful alternative to steak – and the recipe includes expert tips to help you successfully grill with the cedar plank!

For even more recipe ideas for Father’s Day, check out our Original Recipes board on Pinterest:
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What will you be cooking for Father’s Day?

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