Have you had a chance to use the outdoor grills at your community of apartments in Louisville, KY? If not, we hope this week’s blog post sparks your interest in grilling this summer. In the post below, we’ll be talking about the do’s and don’ts of using the outdoor grills at Echelon at Middletown.
Whether you’re new to grilling or you've been your family’s grillmaster for years, we think the tips below will help you cook better meals on the grill. Even the most experienced chefs cans struggle with grilling, as the high heat introduces a host of new challenges. We want to make sure our residents feel comfortable grilling, so we’ve assembled tips that will keep you from burning your meat or drying it out.
The key to a well-grilled meal is keeping the juices contained and keeping it on the heat for just the right amount of time. We’ll tell you how to do that below! When you’re done reading this post, please be sure to share the link to this post with your friends and neighbors at your community of Louisville apartments!
Keep the lid open at first
Searing the meat is one of the most important steps of the grilling process. Searing both sides of the meat keeps the juices inside, and keeps the meat flavorful. You always want to heat the grill up before you put the meat on, that way the meat will sear immediately upon being placed on the grill. Also, always keep the lid open when you’re searing your meat. This is especially important if you’re searing something like tuna that’s meant to have the outside cooked more than the inside.
Have different heat zones
When you're firing up the grill, don’t just keep every part of the grill the same temperature. This is especially important if you’re cooking vegetables and meat, or different kinds of meat. You want everything to be done at the same time, so set up different heat zones that can cooked different sized pieces of meat at the same rate!
Remember: it’s not done if it sticks
When you’re cooking raw chicken breasts, you should always put the smooth side down first. It ca be a little hard to tell when the chicken breast is ready to flip, but a good way to tell is by gently trying to pull the piece of meat off the grill. If it sticks, it’s not done. If it comes off easily, it’s ready to be flipped!
Let the meat rest
The last tip on our list is for when you’re done grilling your meat, but it’s still an important point. After you take your meat off the grill, let it rest before you cut into it. When meat cooks, the juices are pushed towards to edge. As it cools down, the juices migrate back towards the middle. If you cut the meat before you let the meat get back towards the middle, it will all spill out and you’ll lose all the flavor. Be patient, let your meat rest, and keep your pieces of meat nice and juicy.
With that, we’ve reached the end of our list of grilling tips. Thanks so much for reading, residents! If we’ve done our jobs, the tips above should help you become the grillmaster you've always wanted to be. We’ll be back in a couple weeks with another brand new blog post for y’all, so make sure you’ve bookmarked this page so you can easily check it again in a couple weeks when the next post goes live on the site! Until then, you can follow your Louisville, KY apartments on social media if you want to stay up to date with everything happening at Echelon at Middletown.