Grilling and smoking are part of our family dynamic. I have mentioned before how you can’t get through the week without someone asking you what you are grilling or smoking at the weekend. But, for some people, the grill or BBQ is an alien place to be. I wouldn’t know how to avoid our grill having gotten many years of experience with this cooking process. However, that doesn’t mean to say I don’t sympathize with the people that would find a BBQ, grill or smoker a little daunting. Which is why I thought I would share with you some tips on how you can be grilling like a pro in no time at all. Wait until you find out what you have been missing. Time to get Grill Skills!
Just give it a try
One of the first things you should just do is give it a try. Experience is one of the only ways you learn your trade in anything, and grilling and cooking food this way is just another example of that. All grills are different, and whether you use something that has sat for years, or you treat yourself to something new, you will only learn about your equipment, timings, and heat by trying it out and seeing what happens. Practice makes perfect, repetition is how we learn.
Get the right equipment
That being said, if you are serious about learning this cooking process, then it may be worth you looking into the equipment you have and investing in something decent. You can buy BBQ’s and grills, or you could even consider putting one together yourself with resources and websites like http://www.jamesshields.com.au/shop/category/bbq-equipment offering all types of options and information. Having the right tools makes any job better, grill skills included!
Don’t put pressure on yourself
Now that we have come into Spring, you will see this is the perfect time to switch the grill on, but what this does is provide you with an opportunity to spend time with the family, enjoying a good meal in the process. So a big tip is to not add too much pressure to yourself. Start with something simple, and check out our recipe ideas for rubs and options to consider. Grilling and smoking to perfection require patience, and it isn’t something you will master on your first session.
Don’t be afraid of a little research beforehand
Cooking meat on a grill is no easy thing to, and with the need to ensure that the meat you cook is thoroughly cooked all the way through, it might be an ideal time to do a little research on cooking times. This ensures that you have an indication of how long certain things will take. While a barbecue may not be an option through the winter, you can still practice your grilling skills indoors, giving you time to perfect your marinade, work on your “secret rub” recipe and even create some exciting options for your next grilling rendezvous.
I hope these tips help you conquer your fear of the grill and ignite that passion to just give it a go. Get those grill skills that your family will come to know, love and expect!