At My Chef Lynn, we are proud to be the go-to food truck in Issaquah if you want tasty, decadent barbecue. There’s nothing like smoked pork and baked beans on a summer day, but it can be hard to recreate your favorite barbecue dishes on your own. Luckily, the barbecue experts at My Chef Lynn are here to help! The following is a list of tips to help you to become the ultimate barbecue master:

#1. Start with a clean grill. 

If your grill is dirty, it not only affects the way that your meat cooks, but it makes it all too easy for your meat to stick to the grill. The best way to ensure that you cook your meat evenly and get great results is by ensuring that you start out with a clean grill.

#2. Don’t forget to preheat!

If you start grilling before you preheat, your food won’t be able to cook properly. Preheating your grill properly helps to prevent sticking, easily sears meat and keeps the inside of your meat moist and tender. If you are cooking on high, your grill needs to be 400-450° F, for medium-high, your grill needs to be 350-400° F, for medium heat, your grill should be 300-350° F and finally, for low heat, your grill should be between 250-300° F.

#3. Bring your meat to room temperature before grilling. 

The colder your meat is, the more difficult it will be for the heat to reach the middle. If your meat is room temperature before grilling, it will allow it to cook properly without becoming overly dry.

Want to learn more tips for becoming a barbecue master? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.