According to a poll made by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, 75 percent of U.S. adults own a grill or a smoker, and 30 percent of them planned to use it more this year. And we get it. Fire and flames are cool, and grilling produces tasty food and a valid excuse to drink beers outside. Check out or grilling tips for specific foods below:
Whether you roast red peppers, onions, zucchini, tomatoes, or an aubergine, it will be delicious complement to your steak, burger, or fish. But don’t try to burn the hell out of it with a high flame. High temperatures won’t destroy important enzymes and other nutrients — something you’ll read a lot about that’s incorrect — but you’re better off going with a medium temp for an even cook.
Stick with organic, grass-fed meats. No ready-made burgers, meatballs, or sausages. Get rid of as many processed foods in your diet as possible. Choose lean cuts — fat dropping on grates creates smoke that could contaminate your meal with cancerogene compounds. Avoid high heat and long grilling, since it also can produce some risks to your health. Instead, precook meat for a few minutes in microwave; this way, you’ll get juicy and healthy meat portion.
A serving of fish two times a week decreases risk of heart diseases. According to the Mayo Clinic, omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and seafood reduce inflammation processes that could damage blood vessels, lower blood pressure and triglycerides level and reduce blood clotting. A cut of salmon or a shrimp kebab are certainly great solution for hot summer days. However, buy your fish carefully, because some sea products may be contaminated by mercury and other chemicals. Best options include:
Sardines: This superfood contains plenty of omega-3s, calcium, and vitamin D. They’re also easy to clean and bone, which make them an optimal choice for the grill.
Freshwater Coho Salmon: These are among the best foods to grill. Raised in closed freshwater pens, it reduces risk of infections and contamination.
Grilled Squid: It’s way better than rubbery fried calamari. Add some fresh garlic or spring onion to obtain unique taste.
Clams: They’re one of the easiest things to grill since they just sit there and roast. Scrub them under the cold water, put onto the grates and wait until they open up and that’s it.