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Five Tips For a Better Memorial Day Barbecue

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Are you planning a barbecue? Do you want to have the ultimate party, with the greatest food that your friends will be talking about for the rest of the summer?

 

Here are a few ideas, thanks to  LoHud.com


1

Focus on the vegetables.

 
 

Instead of chips and salsa, serve charred vegetables with dipping sauces.  I personally love to grill the vegetables, which gives the meal some added flavor with your meat.

 
2

Use high, medium, and then low heat

 
 

Put a high-heat flame on the left side of the grill to get your sear marks.  Then cook the meat in the middle on medium heat, and then move it to low heat to keep warm.

 

 
3

Keep track of cooking temperatures.

 
 

Food poisoning will wreck it for everybody.  Cook everything at 140 degrees or above, and smoked food should be cooked between 180 and 220.

 
4

Serve less meat, but buy the expensive stuff

 
 

When it comes to everyday meals, I never pay for the expensive stuff, HOWEVER, investing in THIS meal will be worth it! Grass-fed beef, dry-aged steaks, and wild seafood. Get it! Anybody can grill a hundred burgers for 20 people.  You can make people remember your party if your meat TASTES GOOD.

 
5

Serve fruit for dessert

 
 

Nobody saves room for brownies and ice cream.  They want to keep eating what's on the grill. So, just grill up some slices of pineapple, peaches, or mango.  You can also serve them with angel food cake, toasted right on the grill.

 

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