Ultimate summer favorites

Ultimate Summer

Summer time is grilling season and we want to help you celebrate in the ultimate way! From grilling tips, recipe ideas and great deals on everything you need to have the Ultimate Summer, BI-LO has you covered!

3 Tips to make grilling easy

Whether you’re a grill master or are firing up the barbeque for the first time, here are some of our best grilling tips and techniques to inspire you to Fire Up the Grill this summer!

1. PREHEAT THE GRILL

Preheating your grill prevents sticking and creates a good crust on your food.

2. DRY IT OFF

Big flavor comes from a good sear. Since moisture is the enemy to a good sear, pat your meat dry before cooking.

3. KEEP IT CLEAN

After preheating your grill, scrub the grates with a stiff-bristle grill brush. Wipe soot from the grates with a wet cloth. After cooking, leave the heat on for 5 minutes and brush the grates again before turning the grill off.

Beef

Cook

120°F Rare
130°F Medium-Rare
140°F Medium
150°F Medium-Well
160°F Well Done

Prep

Let meat come up to room temperature to prevent the meat from getting tough

Season

Season beef with coarse salt and cracked pepper. It’s ok to go a little heavier on steaks

Enjoy

Let rest for half the cooking time to help redistribute the juices. When you’re ready to serve, cut across the grain.

Pork

Cook

Ideal temperature between 135°F and 145°F

Prep

Trim any excess fat from the loin. Season well and let rest for 5 minutes before cooking. The salt brings moisture to the surface of the meat.

Season

Rosemary and fresh garlic are great seasoning for pork. Add to the meat before grilling.

Enjoy

Let rest for 5-10 min to allow time for the juices to redistribute

Chicken

Cook

Cook bone-in pieces with indirect heat or if cooking with direct heat, use medium heat.

Prep

To get the most from marinade or spice rub, slash the skin and meat so the flavors can seep in.

Season

Coat the chicken with spice rubs before grilling to add an extra layer of flavor. Sauces should be added at the end of grilling so that the chicken doesn’t burn

Enjoy

Let rest for 5-10 min to allow time for the juices to redistribute

Seafood

Cook

Cook over medium-high or high heat, uncovered. Thinner filets may not need to be turned, so close the hood to trap the heat and cook the top.

Prep

Pat fish dry before grilling. To prevent sticking, oil the grate just before grilling.

Season

Lightly coat with oil and season with salt & pepper or your favorite spice rub.

Enjoy

Serve right away, seafood taste best if served and eaten as soon as it's cooked.

Vegetable

Cook

Grill over medium-high to high heat, turning frequently to cook evenly

Prep

Bell peppers and tomatoes can be left whole or cut in large pieces. For less char on ears of corn, leave in the husks and soak in water.

Season

Lightly coat with oil and season with salt & pepper

Enjoy

Sprinkle vegetables with a little olive oil after cooking. This gives a nice delicate flavor.

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