Posted:10 months ago
Barbecue season is around the corner and it’s time to fire up the grill.
Tango’s Meats offers a range of tasty fresh meats that make great barbecue main courses, including free run specialty chicken, gourmet grass-fed Alberta beef, free range lamb, and locally raised pork.
Always preheat your grill, especially when cooking free range or grass fed meat. It is great for getting a good sear on the meat to seal in the juices and then move the meat to a cooler spot (using racks) to finish cooking without being overdone.
Fire up the grill before guests arrive and start throwing a few things on to get that great barbecue scent going around, and everyone in the barbecue mood.
For best results, marinade meat like steaks overnight, or at least over the course of a few hours. Don’t marinade with salt overnight, though, because that will make the meat tougher.
Get as much prepared before guests arrive so all you need to do is finish everything up as you greet people when they arrive and socialize a little.
Make sure your meat has time to thaw out properly, to about room temperature, before cooking.
Cooking meat before it has thawed out completely means the risk of it burning before the whole thing is cooked properly.
Dropped meat is always a bummer, especially when you have just enough to go around.
Make sure you have places for your cooked and uncooked meats so they don’t get mixed up, tongs, plates, and everything else you need close to your cooking station.
Grilling well takes time. Make sure that the grill is well heated when you start but not on fire, you don’t want your carefully prepped meat to burn.
While socialization is great, don’t let your focus stray from the grill for too long when things are in full swing.
There are going to be plenty of distractions around and you should have fun, but don’t leave things for too long or you may have a barbecue disaster on your hands.
Letting your meat rest after taking it off the grill will allow the juices to soak up into the meat, making it more tender and tasty.
Meat right off the barbecue is a little bit tougher, so it’s best to wait a few minutes and keep it in a warm spot before enjoying it.
Finally, serve great sides with your meat! There are plenty of great options to choose from, like grilled vegetables, salad, potato salad, baked potatoes, corn on the cobs, etc.
Don’t forget cold drinks and good music!