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Chef Kurt Shares Grilling Tips

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Chef Kurt is passing on info about what to bring home from the butcher, how to treat it once you slap it on the grill and what to do with it before it heads for your belly.

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The burger you see here is from the ‘Eat at State Food Truck‘, which won best local recipe honors from the National Association of College and University Food Services.  It also won an honorable mention as one of the best burgers in all of Michigan, according to MLive.
The beef is MSU farm raised, the cheese is from the MSU Dairy, the greens are from the MSU Student Organic Farm (check out the farm stand today on campus!), and the bread is made special for them by The Breadsmith of Okemos.
Grilling Tips
Have a game plan: Think about everything you are going to grill, the items that take longer will need to be put on firstThe Gathering: Make sure you have all your utensils, plates and any other items you might need when you are going to grillSeasoning: Make sure that whatever you are grilling is well seasoned with kosher salt and pepper, on both sides, before you grillThe Meat: If it is burger, I like to grind my own from either brisket or short rib meat. Great flavor, good ratio of fat. Your local butcher will be able to grind things for you. If it is a steak, my favorite is a Rib Eye, and porterhouses are a good back up (2 steaks in one, New York Strip and Filet). Before you put the burger on the grill, make sure you put a nice indentation in the center of the burgerThink clean: Make sure the grill is clean from debris, and lightly seasoned with some oil. Remember a little goes a long way!The cooking: We want to cook over medium-high to high heat so we can sear the meat, and lock in the flavors. We only turn the meat over once!!! If you want it cooked a little longer, use indirect heat to finish the cooking process. Also remember one other important DO NOT POKE or CUT INTO the meat while you are cooking.

The waiting: After you have the meat cooked and on a clean plate, you have to wait! It is important to wait 5-10 minutes after the meat comes off the grill, this allows the juices to settle and the meat to reach its final tenderness.

 

 

 

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