Ten tips for perfect grilling
Cooking on the barbecue is simple and easy for anyone to do, but it’s always more interesting if you know a few tricks… So here are ten tips for perfect grilling:
To your grills: let the party begin!
1. Preheat the barbecue
It is essential to preheat at least 15 minutes before you start cooking. The temperature of a gas grill has to reach 300°C/570°F. If the grill doesn’t have a thermometer, place your hand around 7.5 cm (3 inches) above the cooking surface: you shouldn’t be able to leave it there more than 2 or 3 seconds. High temperature cooking is achieved at around 230°C/450°F; medium temperature cooking at around 175°C/350°F; and low temperature cooking at around 120°C/250°F.
2. Oil the racks
Before placing the food on the racks, you must oil them. Use a paper towel dipped in oil, preferably canola oil, which has a high smoke point. Hold the paper towel with tongs.
3. Have the right utensils within arms reach
Long tongs to turn the food; brushes to baste the meats; a long fork for the bigger pieces; a sharp knife to cut them; a large spatula to remove fish; a stiff brush to clean the grill.