Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer and lots of folks will fire up the girl!
The experts were grilled on what mistakes to avoid. There’s one mistake in particular that grilling pros say they see again and again: not getting the temperature right. According to Meathead Goldwyn, the author of The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling, the temperature is everything and you must preheat the grill. “You do want to preheat and it usually takes 15 minutes to get the metal on the grill up to temp,” he said. Then make sure "the middle area around the grill should all be warm," he added. Also, remember that different types of meat require different types of heat. “Half of the grill should be roaring hot and the other side should not be," Goldwyn advised.
Another great tip: Make sure you have a digital thermometer and keep tabs on the internal temp of your food.
Also when it comes to sauce don't add it too soon. “If I’m grilling chicken breasts, I’ll do most of the cooking with it on one side. Right before I flip it to the other side is when it’s about 70% cooked, is when I add the sauce,” he said.
And to grill a juicy burger, avoid pressing on it with a spatula. Every time the burger is pressed it becomes less juicy. [Huff Post]