5 ways to fire up your grill game

Summer’s in the air, and that means the smell of barbeque should be too. Break out your tongs and hone your skills with these grill tips from Fresh Prep experts.

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Don’t squash the burger patty 🍔 Pressing the patty flat causes the meat to dry out as the juices are cooked out. Let your patty cook through without pressing it down to enjoy a juicy, tender burger full of natural flavour!

BBQ everything 🌽 Grill vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, corn, and potatoes alongside your protein to save time.

Watch the clock 🕒 Our recipe developers work hard to determine the optimal cooking time for the best results. Avoid overcooking or undercooking your meat. To do this, follow the instructions and use a meat thermometer to ensure that your protein is thoroughly cooked.

Cook inside & out 🍖 Unlike steak or burgers, chicken and other proteins need to be thoroughly cooked inside. A covered grill creates a sealed, oven-like environment that surrounds and cooks your food on all sides. If your grill doesn’t have a lid, use an upside-down disposable foil pan or create a tent with tin foil.

Turn up the heat ♨️ Preheat your grill 15 to 25 minutes before you start cooking. This will ensure it reaches the right temperature and for a clean cooking surface. It’s important to note that a properly heated grill sears foods on contact, keeps the insides moist and helps prevent sticking. It also creates improved flavours through caramelization without overcooking the inside.

Fresh Tip

Your grill should be: 


  • 400-450°F for high
  • 350-400°F for medium-high
  • 300-350°F for medium
  • 250-300°F for low heat

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