Memorial Day weekend is finally here and that means it's time to get grilling!
Whether you're a seasoned pro or just getting started, here are some great tips and tricks to keep those backyard barbecues perfect all summer long.
Grilling is only fun if everyone is safe. Be sure that your children stay a safe distance away from the open flame and the grill. Additionally, there are a few safety precautions to take in the food preparation to ensure that the food is safe to consume.
- Use 1 cutting board for raw beef, lamb, pork.
- Use 1 cutting board for raw poultry.
- Use 1 cutting board for vegetables and fruit.
- Do not rinse poultry. Simply pat dry with paper towels and discard paper towels.
- Purchase a food thermometer to test food doneness.
- Keep cold food at 40 degrees or less.
- Keep hot food at 140 degrees or more.
- If perishable food is within 40 to 140 degrees for more than 4 hours total, discard it.
- Do not put cooked meat onto surfaces that had raw meat.