I love grilling in the summer. Actually, I love grilling any time I can. Here are some of my tried and true tips for a perfect grilling experience.

  • Season your food with Salt and Pepper before or during cooking, not after!
  • Remember to slice your flank and skirt steaks against the grain.
  • If your steak is tough it was sliced the wrong way.
  • Do not grill whole boneless breasts, butterfly and pound to even thin thickness.
  • Let your steaks rest and upon removing from grill, 10 minutes minimum. They will be so much juicier.
  • Do not press down on your burgers and meats.
  • Resist the urge to continuously flip your food on the grill, place it down, close it and leave it. It will develop much better color and flavor.
  • Do not grill with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, use pure or regular.
  • It’s ok to serve food room temperature in the summer, relax and enjoy your guests!
  • When using fresh tender herbs, like Parsley, Basil and Cilantro use more.
  • When you are looking for more flavor or lift in your food, add salt then citrus.
  • Relax it’s only food, there’s always pizza.