Not only are the leaves starting to fall, so are the daily temperatures! Many people think it’s time of year to put away the grill and move all cooking indoors. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fall is actually a great time of year to grill. With just a few small adjustments, you can still get all the benefits of grilling – healthy, fast clean-up, and great taste!
Fall grilling won’t limit your choice of which types of food you grill, but to get a delicious result, you will need to keep the following things in mind.
- Make sure meat is at room temperature before you begin grilling. This will help evenly cook the meat to your desired temperature. Beef: 145°; Poultry: 165°; Pork, 145°.
- Keep in mind that the colder it is outside, the longer it will take to heat the grill. A hot grill is necessary to achieve the beautiful char many of us look forward to when grilling.
- In cold conditions, it’s important not to close the vents thinking that will keep heat in; it actually cuts off the oxygen needed for gas and charcoal fires to burn.
- Avoid opening and closing the lid unnecessarily as it will let out the heat necessary for the cooking process
- Plan for a few extra minutes of cooking time when temperatures fall, making sure to use a meat thermometer to avoid under-cooking.
With just a little bit of extra planning and attention to detail, you can continue to grill your favorites – steak, chicken, fish – far into the fall season. Consider taking advantage of the 10 for $10 sale this week at Coborns by picking up a few packs of Ocean Eclipse Fish Fillets to put on your grill. CobornsDelivers is featuring Farmland Natural Sirloin Boneless Pork Chops—2ct package for $4.29.
Your family will thank you!