Grilling This Summer?

Have fun grilling this summer, but keep in mind meat safety. Here are the minimum safe temperatures for all your meats that you will be grilling.

Joel at grill looking at thermometer

Great 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 on grill with thermometer

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Grilled Basil Rubbed Pork Chops with Nectarines

In order to have a safe and Gr8 summer, use a 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

CategoryFoodTemp (°F)Rest Time
Ground Meat & Meat MixturesBeef, Pork, Veal, Lamb160ºNone
Turkey, Chicken165ºNone
Fresh Beef, Veal, LambSteaks, roasts, chops145º3 minutes
PoultryChicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose – breasts, roasts, thighs, legs, wings165ºNone
PorkFresh pork145º3 minutes
SeafoodFin Fish145º or cook until flesh is opaque and separates easily with a fork.None
Shrimp, lobster, and crabsCook until flesh is pearly and opaque.None
Clams, oysters, and musselsCook until shells open during cooking; discard shells that don’t open.None
ScallopsCook until flesh is milky white or opaque and firm.None
Grilled Basil Rubbed Pork Chops with Nectarines

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.

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!

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