4 Hot Grilling Tips from Our Culinary Experts
Looking to up your grill game this summer? These hot tips—straight from our grilling-obsessed culinary team—are the perfect place to start.
Whether you're a seasoned expert or just looking to master the basics, check out the four simple pointers that will take your summer barbecues to the next level.
- Grease the grates. Before you start grilling, give your grates some love. Dip a paper towel in your favorite cooking oil (think vegetable or canola) and give the grates a little grease. Preventing food from sticking = way easier cleanup.
- Let meat rest for juicy results. Patience is the key to grilling success. When your meat is perfectly cooked, resist the urge to dig in right away. Give it a few minutes to rest and allow the flavors to mingle—it’ll be worth the wait.
- Master the hashed grill marks. To get those oh-so-cool grill marks, place your meat or veggies on the grill at a 45-degree angle. Grill halfway through the recommended cook time, then grab your tongs and give your food a 45-degree twist. Voilà!
- Embrace Roast + Ready recipes. Why limit yourself to burgers and hot dogs? Explore our selection of Roast + Ready recipes, like Seared Steak + Easy-Cleanup Garlicky Potatoes or Yuzu Miso Salmon + Mushrooms with Rice. They work deliciously on the grill and couldn’t be easier to whip up on a summer night.
Now that you’re ready to fire up the grill, check out our brand-new recipes created especially for outdoor cooking. Happy grilling!