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Tips for safe grilling
Posted by Judith Blucheau on 2012-07-9 14:55
A meal on the grill is a summertime pleasure that most people look forward to, and it's a cooking method with a number of advantages. In addition to enjoying the sunshine, you get to savour the succulent end product. Grilled food is a healthy option, since barbecuing requires little or no added fat. But it's important to take a few precautions to minimize the potentially harmful byproducts of grilling.
It's true that potentially cancer-causing substances are formed when meats are cooked at high temperatures and when fat drips off the food and onto the red-hot coals or stones in the barbecue. Barbecuing fruit and vegetables is a great alternative to reduce your risk.
Here are some tips for safe grilling this summer:
- choose lean meats most often and trim all visible fat before grilling;
- cook meat in foil packages (en papillote) or on the top grill;
- avoid burning meat and don't eat the charred parts;
- clean the grill thoroughly between uses.
- marinate meat, poultry and fish before cooking in oil-free marinatde that contains a strong acid like lemon juice or balsamic vinegar
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