Your outdoor lights are hung with care, the fire pit is aglow, the corn hole tournament is on, and the drinks are flowing. With the smell of hickory in the air, guests eagerly await your grilled masterpiece for dinner…
When you’re hosting a backyard summer barbeque, the last thing you want is to second guess your meal when it comes off the grill. That self-conscious chef lives in all of us, questioning, ‘Is it overcooked? Underdone? Over-spiced? Too tough?’
When you’re equipped with the cardinal rules of grilling, even first-time chefs are sure to succeed. These tips and tricks from The Coeur d’Alene Resort Grill Masters will ensure guests go back for seconds.
Read on for game-changing BBQ techniques to enhance the flavor, quality, and fun of your backyard barbeques!
1. Always begin with a hot grill. Before you throw anything on the grill, warm it up. Keep the lid closed until the grill temperature reaches at least 500˚F, then barbeque at the temperature indicated on your recipe.
2. Low & slow wins the race! For more tender, fall-apart, melt-in-your-mouth meats, grill at a lower temperature for a longer time.
3. Put your meats in time out. Allow your meat to sit out at room temp for 15-20 minutes prior to grilling. This will help the meat cook more evenly.
4. Give it a rest. With the exception of poultry, always undercook your meat by a few degrees and allow it to rest for at least 5 minutes. The meat will continue to cook as it rests, and this will prevent tough bites.
Ready for a test run? Practice with these tried-and-true Coeur d’Alene Resort barbeque recipes!
If your meal plans go up in smoke, enjoy a taste of perfection from The Coeur d’Alene Resort Grill Masters at Dockside’s Father’s Day Backyard BBQ. This hearty feast will feature irresistible summertime favorites, including St. Louis ribs, smoked beef brisket, cheddar bacon chive biscuits, grilled corn on the cob, and much more!