Grilled food is the best choice in a weight loss plan and most people use grilled recipes for this purpose. Grilling should be done carefully to get well cooked food, and here I am sharing some grilling tips with my readers.
Weather factors: Grilling time vary with different climates and weather conditions. When grilling in cool and windy weather, use slightly longer heating times as well as higher heat to speed the cooking.
Charcoal readiness: in daylight coals are ready for grilling when they are about 80 percent ashy gray because bright red coals are too hot, black coals are too cool, and a mix of red and black coals give off uneven heat.
Microwave-to-grill-cooking: to speed up summer cooking, combine the talents of your grill with those of your microwave. As a general rule, microwave foods for half of their total microwave time if they are to finish cooking on the grill. Then, grill for half the time recommended in the grill recipe, using the doneness test from the recipe as the final guide.
Grilling sauces: to prevent over browning or burning of meats, brush on sauces during the last 15 to 20 minutes of grilling, especially those that contain tomatoes or sugar.
Indirect grilling: it’s a process where food is cooked over a drip pan and not directly over the heat source. It’s a slow method of cooking because less heat is provided. Use it for large pieces of poultry, meat, fish or fatty foods to get more even cooking.
Grill baskets: a hinged wire grill basket is especially helpful for grilling delicate foods, such as fish and small pieces of foods, like cut-up vegetables. If you don’t have a grill basket, try improvising by wiring two metal cooking racks together.
Marinades: if you want to serve a leftover marinade or brushing sauce with the grill meat, heat it to boiling, then boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Boiling will destroy any bacteria that may have been transferred on the brush from the raw meat to the marinade, otherwise discard the sauce or marinade.
Skewers: Metal skewers that are a square shaped help keep food from turning or spinning when skewers are turned. If you are using bamboo or wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water at least thirty minutes before using them to prevent brushing.
Flavor enhances: Enhance the grilled flavor of foods by adding aromatic wood chips to the fire or heat source. Soak wood chips in water for at least thirty minutes, then drain and scatter on hot coals or lava rocks. A handful of chips would be enough, but the amount can be adjusted according to the package directions and personal preference.
Other than grilled food, you should follow weight loss tips including healthy diet and exercise.