Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fire Up the Grill

            With the weather getting warmer and summer right around the corner, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the weather while you cook! One benefit of grilling is that fats do not need to be added. There is no need for butter or other oils while cooking on the grill. It is recommended that meats with smaller amounts of fat to be used for grilling. Meats like lean beef, pork, chicken, and fish are great choices! The grill is also a great way to cook some vegetables like onions, peppers, zucchini, asparagus, or corn!
            Some concerns that accompany grilling foods include the cancer risk. There is the concern of consuming charred meats as being a cause of cancer. Other carcinogens are also created from smoke. To avoid charring meats, remove the visible fat around the meat before grilling. To prevent smoking, precook the meat in the microwave to rid of some of the juices. This will stop the juice from dropping on the hot coals of the grill that can create smoke.

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