Skip Nav
Food Reviews
We Tried Every Single Candy From Ikea So You Don't Have To
Kitchens
I KonMari-ed the Sh*t Out of My Kitchen and Here's What Happened
Food News
What Really Happens Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Reality Food Shows

Steven Raichlen's Barbecue Tips

The Barbecue Guru's Tips for Better Barbecue

Those of you who are barbecue fanatics are probably familiar with barbecue guru Steven Raichlen. Steven is the author of over ten cookbooks, including the BBQ Bible, and is the host of the PBS show Primal Grill. He recently finished a world tour in promotion for his new book Planet BBQ, and his last stop was the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. I watched his cooking demonstration and snagged a bunch of great grilling tips. To see Steven Raichlen's barbecue tips,

.

  • When grilling corn, pull the husks down to the bottom to create a handle. Grilling corn in the husk steams the corn instead of actually grilling it, so it's best to barbecue husked corn.
  • Pack as much food as possible onto a skewer leaving only a tiny tip at the top of the skewer. This makes the food easier to eat. If the food is way down on the skewer guests will have to pull the hot food up to the top and could risk impaling themselves.
  • Should you use charcoal or gas? He prefers neither and recommends grilling with wood.
  • A wadded up piece of foil and a pair of tongs make a wonderful substitute to a wire brush. Use this to clean the grill.
  • A steak is ready to flip when pearls of blood bead up on the top of it.
  • If the protein is thinner than the palm of your hand, leave the lid open while cooking. If it's thicker, close the lid during cooking.
ualili ualili 9 years
Thanks for the great post Yum! My DH and I are big Steven Raichlen fans!
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 9 years
i've been aching to try grilling with wood... i need some wood grilling 101..
wren1 wren1 9 years
These are great tips. I'll be grilling corn next weekend :)
nancita nancita 9 years
I'm going to try grilling corn without the husks now. I feel like everyone leaves the husks on but I've never been sure why.
How to Recycle and Dispose of Grilling Charcoal
Easy Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak Recipe
Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken Recipe
Most Popular Burger on Pinterest
From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds