Now that grilling season is in full swing I thought I would a new tip I learned. Preheating the grill is important so you can get the right temperature. Most gas grills come equipped with thermometers to tell you exactly what heat you are working with. However, I recently read a new way to tell the temp of your grill. Really it is an old fashioned way - needless to say I like the idea.
You hold your hand approximately 6 inches above the spot where the food will be cooking, and begin counting how many seconds you can keep your hand in this position. Here is the breakdown
Medium High Heat: 5 seconds or 400 F
Medium Heat: 7 seconds or 350 F
Medium Low Heat: 10 seconds or 325 F
Low Heat: 12 seconds or 300F
Tune in tomorrow where I will write about marinades and rubs for grilling.