If you want to have a great summer-time outdoor grilling experience…

Try to avoid (or fix) these common mistakes many people make when using their outdoor grill for cooking:

Don’t keep a dirty grill:

If you’re lazy about clean-up… change that! Residue accumulates over time and settles into the nooks and crannies of your grill grates, and can cause sticking that can tear off the beautiful crust you worked so hard to create. Attack your grates with a wire brush when you’re finished grilling while they are still hot. Then, apply a light coating of oil to protect the grates until the next use.

We find that many people must first get a thorough deep cleaning of the entire gill, to ensure you will enjoy a sanitary and enjoyable grilling experience.

Don’t fear the flame:

Did you know that flare ups, when controlled, can help add flavor to your food? Drippings from a naturally fatty piece of meat or fish that cause flames to briefly leap? That’s fine. When this happens, resist the urge to move the meat to a section of the grill away from the flames.

Don’t skimp on sauce:

Experts recommend to apply the sauce throughout the cooking process if the meat begins to look dry. Constantly coating the piece of meat in sauce, can add layer upon layer of flavor, and the sauce won’t burn, Baste. Let the sauce reduce. Repeat.

Don’t slice your meat in a hurry:

This is a big one! Even though you may be dying of hunger, let your meat rest. The meat will continue to cook after you remove it from the grill. It’s a gentle, more delicate heat that tempers the taste and the tenderness. Usually, the thicker the cut of meat, the longer it needs to rest.

Don’t under-season:

No matter how well seasoned the outside of your meat is, the inside may be bland. So, try this: Combine 6 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, and kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Let your meat rest on this board, flipping once, and when you slice as well. The juices from the meat will mingle with the board dressing, and should heighten the flavor. And, you can even season your meat once more after you slice it and before serving.

Utilizing these simple solutions above can help you have a truly enjoyable “meal from the gill”! And, if your grill looks like it has been sitting in a landfill… contact the local experts at Texas Grill Masters and we can get your old dirty grill sparkling clean and properly sanitized: 817-946-8206