Grill like a professional
(NC) —Dust off your barbecue and serve up summer with style. After a long winter we look forward to one of summer’s most simple pleasures—cooking on the grill. Prepare for the season with these five tips from Tom Filippou, executive chef for President’s Choice Cooking Schools: 1. Offer variety- Try the PC Free From line that includes a variety of burgers, sliders, sausages, beef, pork, chicken and hot dogs, all of which made from beef, pork and chicken raised without the use of antibiotics. They taste great and are perfect for the barbecue. 2. Get equipped with the right tools: Use a long handled steel brush to clean the grill before you put food on it. A dirty grill will affect flavour and cooking. Long handled tongs make it easy to reach into the barbecue, helping to keep you safe from hot flames and grill. A long handled basting brush is handy when using a marinade. 3. Get those perfect grill marks on your meat by generously oiling the grill before you turn on the barbecue. You can use a clean rag soaked with cooking oil. 4. To keep meat juicy, add salt over meat before you put your meat on the grill. 5. Do not prick, pierce or stab meat while grilling. Instead, use tongs with a long handle to flip the meat. This will help maintain the natural juices and tenderness.