4 Hot Grilling Tips from Our Culinary Experts

December 15, 2023

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.

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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!
  1. 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!

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