Stress-Free Grilling: Spring is Here
Hopefully the last snow of the year has fallen and we can look forward to the warm summer sun, the bright green grass, and the sizzle of the burgers on the grill….Almost sounds too good to be true? Well, if so, here’s some tips to get you in the mindset of the most magical time of the year, that right, we’re talking about Grilling Season, where grilling on the deck is the best way to spend an afternoon.
Grilling on the Deck
Whether you favor charcoal or gas, when the season hits, you’re going to want to be ready. Here are some things to think about:
From racks of ribs to turkey burgers, the meat takes center stage, it always has and it always will. *Pro tip: Plan and prep your meat at least a few hours in advance. Grilling seafood or chicken? Consider throwing it in a quick marinade, such as Italian dressing. Grilling steak or ribs? Nothing beats a good dry rub, and bring the meat to room temperature before throwing it on the grill.
The truly underrated part of any good cookout. If done right, grilled vegetables can be a thing of beauty. *Pro tip: Think about cooking times. A whole Portobello mushroom will take a lot longer to cook than sliced zucchini. If you cut all of your vegetables to equal sizes, they’ll cook in about the same amount of time and make your life a lot easier.
Having your deck in top shape is as important to grilling season as not burning your burgers. Pro tip: Maintain your decks with DeckMAX® Revitalizers to keep it looking its best.