Grilling This Summer?

Grilling this Summer JoelGreat Food, Great Friends and Great Fun is our motto and with summer coming we are getting ready to take advantage of the long days and warm weather to cook a lot of our Gr8 Food outside on the grill. There is no better flavor enhancer for proteins than to cook them this way.Grilling this Summer Steak

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Grilled Basil Rubbed Pork Chops with NectarinesIn order to have a safe and Gr8 summer, use an instant-read thermometer to ensure that the meats are cooked to the minimum safe temperature. None of us want our guests or families getting sick from undercooked food!

Here is a quick list of meats and their safe minimum internal temperatures, according to FoodSafety.gov.

Category

Food

Temperature (°F)

Rest Time

Ground Meat & Meat Mixtures
Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb 160º None
Turkey, Chicken 165º None
Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb
Steaks, roasts, chops 145º 3 minutes
Poultry
Chicken & Turkey, Duck & Goose, breasts, roasts, thighs, legs, wings 165º None
Pork
Fresh pork 145º 3 minutes
Seafood
Fin Fish 145º or cook until flesh is opaque and separates easily with a fork. None
Shrimp, lobster, and crabs Cook until flesh is pearly and opaque. None
Clams, oysters, and mussels Cook until shells open during cooking; discard shells that don’t open. None
Scallops Cook until flesh is milky white or opaque and firm. None

So whether you are grilling a simple steak, the Basil Rubbed Pork Chops, Fresh Fish, or any other delicious meat, be sure to keep this guide handy.Grilled Basil Rubbed Pork Chops with Nectarines

Gr8 Grilling to you! Here’s a link to an instant read thermometer in case you need one. These also make a Gr8 gift for the dad in your life!

Our Gr8 Week:

We shared another Gr8 Dinner this week, check out our Las Vegas Baby!! dinner. Debbie showed us how to do Asparagus right. And if you are looking for an easy appetizer for Memorial Day, we have tips for putting together a Cheese and Charcuterie Board. Or how about a throw back to childhood with these Root Beer Floats?

Be a Gr8 Friend!

Debbie, Kyle, Anna, and Jurga

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