Grilling Season 101

The sun is shining and the weather is warm, which can only mean one thing: grilling season is here! If you're like most people, you probably can't wait to fire up the grill and start cooking. But before you do, make sure you brush up on your grilling skills! In this blog post, MeatBone Market will teach you everything you need to know about grilling meat like a pro. We'll cover everything from selecting the right cuts of meat to seasoning your food correctly. So whether you're a beginner or a seasoned grill master, read on for some tips and tricks that will help take your grilling game to the next level!

A clean, hot grill.

Make Sure Your Grill is Clean and Has Fuel

Before you start cooking, it's important to make sure your grill is clean and has enough fuel. If you're using a gas grill, make sure the propane tank is full. If you're using a charcoal grill, make sure you have enough briquettes to last the entire cook time. Once you've checked that your grill has fuel, give it a good scrub down with a wire brush. This will help remove any food residue or grease that might be left over from your last cookout.

Different cuts of red meat.

Choose the Right Cut of Meat

One of the most important things to consider when grilling meat is the type of cut you're using. Different cuts of meat have different fat content, which means they will cook differently on the grill. For example, a boneless ribeye steak is going to be much easier to cook than a whole chicken. When choosing your meat, make sure to ask your butcher for advice. They can help you select the right cuts of meat based on your grilling goals.

Remember, there are some cuts that are not as good on the grill. For example, tenderloin is a great cut to make with a sauce and a delicious side. However, the cut is not as good on the grill due to the low fat/marbling content.

Wooden spoons with different spices.

Season Well

Once you've selected your meat, it's time to season it! This is one of the most important steps in the grilling process, so don't skip it. Seasoning your meat with a rub or marinade will help add flavor and keep it moist while cooking. If you're using a dry rub, be sure to coat the meat evenly and give it time to absorb the flavors before cooking. If you're using a marinade, make sure to marinate the meat for at least an hour before grilling. This will help the flavors penetrate the meat and make it more tender.

A perfect medium rare stake.

Learn Your Temperatures for the Perfect Steak

This is important because you want to make sure your meat is cooked to the correct temperature. For example, a rare steak should be grilled at a temperature of 130-140 degrees Fahrenheit, while a well-done steak should be grilled at a temperature of 160-170 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your meat before serving. One thing that you'll notice is that you will start learning the temperature of your meats by the time it's been on the grill the more you make them — keep cooking and become the grill master this summer!

Get the Best Meats in Town

Now that you know the basics of grilling, it's time to get out there and start cooking! With a little practice, you'll be flipping burgers and grilling steaks like a pro in no time. So fire up the grill and enjoy the taste of summer. The butcher shop at MeatBone Market is the place to get the best cuts of meat in Cumming, GA. Visit us today to get the meat you want!