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Barbecue the perfect steak every
time. Ever have a hard time knowing whether a steak is cooked
properly? Instead of poking it with a fork or cutting it open (both of which let the juices run out), learn
how to tell by touching the outside. For an example of how a steak feels at the different stages of cooking,
look no further than your own hand. Touch your pointer finger to your thumb and then feel the fleshy part of
your hand underneath your thumb. That is how a steak that is medium rare will feel. Your middle finger
touched to your thumb shows you medium. Your ring finger to your thumb is medium well. And lastly your pinky
finger to your thumb is well done.
Prepare the barbecue grill
properly. For a better barbeque, brush your hot grill with a thin layer of
oil prior to cooking or line your grill with a layer of aluminium foil covered with cooking spray.
This will ensure that the meat does not stick and need to be torn away from the grill.
Never use a fork when
grilling. When you poke meat with a fork you allow the natural juices to
flow out. As a result your meat ends up dry and tough. Instead use tongs or grilling tools to turn and flip
the meat while keeping the juices locked in.
Place food in the right place on the
grill. Barbecues give off heat in a very different way than your stove
or oven. To ensure your food is properly cooked and not burnt, be sure to grill meats and vegetables
approximately 4” from the heat source. With chicken, which is more likely to burn, 6”-8” away is