Happy Birthday Canada!
Here is your informal invitation to the country's biggest party of the year!
- When: July 1, 2019
- Where: All of Canada!
- What to bring: A good attitude & perhaps a snack or two
Before you start coordinating outfits with your friends while peeling temporary tattoos on each others cheeks, take a look below at some tips on how to rule the grill.
Selecting The Best Meats
- Steak (sirloin, ribeye, skirt, rump, etc.)
- Beef Brisket
- Boneless/Skinless Chicken (drumsticks, thighs, breasts, etc.)
There are plenty of tasty recipes online for grilling these meats. Check them out!
Marinate The Meat
Nothing tastes better than a juicy marinated meat. Whether it's chicken, beef or fish – a marinade combines the tastes of herbs, spices and oils to advance the flavour of the food.
For the best possible results, marinade the meat:
- 24 hours before you start cooking
- In the refrigerator rather than sitting at room temperature
- In re-sealable plastic bags for an evenly distributed marinade
Don't know where to start on a marinade? Click here for inspiration.
Preheat The Grill
Preheat your grill 15-20 minutes prior to cooking to make sure your grill reaches a proper temperature to kill any existing bacteria. Getting your grill at a high temperature will not only cut your cooking time but will sear your meats resulting in a nice browned crust.
Brush Your Racks
After preheating, use a wire-based grill brush to clean off any charred bits. Getting into this habit will prevent any debris getting into the coals of the grill.
Watch Out For Flames!
While cooking, fat can drip from the meat into the grill causing unexpected flares. To avoid this, purchase lean cuts of meat OR trim the fat before you start grilling. Keep a squirt bottle of water at arms length to tame the fire.
Give It A Rest
Allow the finished meat to rest while coated with tin foil for about 10 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to evenly coat every part of the meat.
Serve Your Food with A Smile
Yes, after all that cooking you're probably exhausted and a little bit sweaty standing over that grill BUT – you are the chef of the kitchen. Before everyone grabs their meal, make a toast to celebrate the company you are blessed to have around you. Everyone will appreciate their beautifully cooked meat a little bit more.
Have any other tips on how to make grill time equally as fun as party time!? Let us know!
Be safe & have fun celebrating from your friends at HomeHow!