Grilling 101: An Introductory Course on the Basics of Grilling
Getting a new grill is like getting a new car - the power, the luster, the smell. And just like an automobile, your grill needs to be properly maintained and used to stay in pristine shape. The Grilling 101 Series is your introductory course on the basics of grilling.
Grilling is one of the most popular cooking methods in America in which food is exposed to direct heat from the grill. A favorite pastime of men and women alike, fresh outdoor barbecue brings people together and gets people outside more. This series will go over grilling basics, including how different types of meats react to the grill, what works best for various foods, how to use your equipment, and more.
Grilling 101: Where to Start?
We all had to take a Drivers' Ed class before being licensed to use our car. Although you don't need a license or formal education to operate a grill, getting started can be a bit intimidating. How do I start it? What temperature should I use for cooking a burger? How do I clean it? Is it safe?
We have all faced these questions and come through despite failure and an accident or two. The ten-part Grilling 101 Series from American Made Grills is our gift to you, so you can begin experimenting and safely enjoying your new grill. Read through the following articles for tips and guidance through this whole new world!
1. How to Practice Grill Safety
Grilling is a great way to enjoy the summer, and these easy-to-follow tips will help you and your family experience a safe barbecuing season. The Grilling 101 Series begins with "Grilling 101: How to Practice Grill Safety." While none of these tips are complex, a little prudence and standard methodology using these steps will keep your home from turning into a causality due to unsafe conditions.
2. What You Need to Know About Food Safety
Cooking food outdoors can be a great way to spend time with family and friends, but it is essential to keep safety in mind. This article discusses how grilling food outside can be dangerous because people don't realize the food safety hazards. With these tips and guidelines, you can ensure a wonderful outdoor grilling experience for your family and guests.
3. The Basics of Using Your Grill
Offering great taste, texture, robust season flavors, and rewarding experiences, outdoor grilling is the best way to enjoy open-air dining while eating healthier. The Grilling 101 series continues with "Grilling 101: The Basics of Using Your Grill," helping you get started with tips and guidelines you can put into practice immediately. With some practice, you’ll be dishing out terrific grilled recipes throughout the year!
4. What is Direct and Indirect Heat?
Ever wonder about the difference between direct and indirect heat? Or how to use them when grilling? You're not alone! If you're planning on grilling anything more advanced than basic burgers and dogs, you need to understand direct and indirect heat - what they are, why they differ, and how they are used. We explore these fundamentals of grilling and other tips in "Grilling 101: What is Direct and Indirect Heat?"
5. The Basics of Grilling Chicken
We all know that grilling is one of the best ways to prepare food while getting outside of the house. Our Grilling 101 series continues with “The Basics of Grilling Chicken” to help you master the basics of grilling chicken. Using these tips and techniques, find great success thrilling your family and guests with tasty grilled chicken, experimenting with different recipes, dry rubs, and marinades!
6. The Basics Of Grilling Beef
There's nothing like that bite of crunchy and tender carne asada or the salty crusty taste of a ribeye steak. To help your weekend be a fiery success, we are continuing our Grilling 101 Series with “The Basics of Grilling Beef.” Whatever your beefy fancy, these essential tips and techniques will get you closer to showing off your grilling skills instead of just guessing your way through.
7. The Basics Of Grilling Pork and Lamb
Grilling is a great skill to master when you’re looking for an easy way to feed your family and friends in the great outdoors. Intimidating if you don't know what you're doing, we are continuing the Grilling 101 Series with “Grilling 101: The Basics of Grilling Pork and Lamb." Understanding these tips and nuances of these different meats will make your next barbecue a success!
8. The Basic of Grilling Fish and Seafood
Grilling seafood can be a little intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Fish and seafood are delicious and healthy, so don't shy away from grilling this summer because you're worried about the taste or how to cook it. “Grilling 101: The Basic of Grilling Fish and Seafood” is here to show you how easy and affordable it is to grill these beauties at home.
9. The Basics of Grilling Fruit and Veggies
Grilling fruit and veggies is an easy and flavorful way to spice up any barbeque meal. The rich flavors of grilling fruit can often outshine the centerpiece proteins, while the subtle charring and touch of smoke bring out the best characteristic in vegetables. Understanding that different ingredients will result in various cooking times, textures, and flavors making it a whole new experience!
10. The Basics of Keeping Your Grill Clean
The Grilling 101 Series is winding down, and we are bringing you “The Basics of Keeping Your Grill Clean.” By keeping your grill clean, you won't expose your family to the dangers of bacteria and grease buildup. Following these easy guidelines and steps will keep your grill functioning and looking terrific and yield better-tasting food every time!