Summer Grilling Tips from C & C Meats

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Summertime is all about grilling and outdoor cookouts. Learn how to be the ultimate grill master with tips from one of the best butcher’s on Long Island, Joseph DiOrio, owner of C & C Meats in Huntington Station.

Burgers
C & C Meats makes a variety of freshly made burgers but their most popular is the Black Angus Sirloin Burger, but Rib-Eye, Skirt Steak, and Filet Mignon Burgers are also crowd-pleasers. Other variety include Bacon-Brisket Burgers, Lamb Burgers, and Sausage Burgers. If you want to make your own burger patties, sirloin chop meat is recommended.
Burger Tips
1) Make sure your burgers are still cold when you put them on the grill.
2) Pre-heat your grill for 10-15 minutes so it’s nice and hot before putting your burgers on.
3) After you throw your burgers on, turn your grill down to a medium heat.
4) Avoid flipping the patty back and forth while you’re cooking.
5) Don’t over cook your burger, meat will continue to cook after you take it off the grill.
6) Put your cheese on last to melt and have a bun ready to go.


Grilling Tips for Chicken
1) Marinate your chicken overnight to keep the meat from drying out or place the chicken in a brine of water and salt and let it soak for 30 minutes.
2) Pat the chicken dry and drizzle some olive oil, salt, and pepper on top.
3) Use chicken cutlets that are butterflied open, not pounded.
4) Cook the chicken for 10-12 minutes on a hot grill.
BBQ Rib Tips
1) Cook your ribs ahead of time in the oven then finish them off on the grill.
2) Sauce up your ribs before they go into the oven and before finishing them off on the grill.
Hot Dogs: Boiling vs. Grill
If you’re looking for the best way to make hot dogs and you’re not sure if you should grill them or make them taste like the ballpark by boiling them in beer, Joseph DiOrio suggests a combination of both. “Why not boil them in beer and then crisp them up on the grill for the best of both worlds,” said DiOrio.

Remember you can’t enjoy a good BBQ unless you have quality meats. Stop by C & C Meats for the finest cuts of specialty meats on Long Island for your summer barbecue.

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