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It's grilling season: A pitmaster offers up some tips and secrets

Errol Roberts brought in some of his specialties to show how to impress your friends and family at the next barbecue.
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Posted at 8:05 PM, Jun 08, 2024

National BBQ week was just here, but grilling season isn't over as the weather in the U.S. continues to warm up and families and friends take their cooking outside.

Grilling can provide something for everyone, even those who want to cut back on — or who don't consume — meat. But, if you are grilling chicken, pork or beef, pitmaster Errol Roberts brought in some of his specialty items to explain how the experts do it.

He talked about some tips and secrets to impress your friends and family at your next cookout.

Roberts says you should think low and slow when you're cooking meat, and you don't always have to start marinating and preparing meat overnight. Also, sauces are important at barbecues so whether you're a tangy Carolina fan or a sweet Memphis lover, there are many different ways to bring flavor to the meal.

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Award-winning celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson explained earlier in the week how to add a deep, rich miso complexity to vegetables.

Samuelsson used a miso glaze that incorporated citrus to brush on vegetables before they are grilled so that while they are cooking the sugars will caramelize and offer unique and exciting flavors. He says it's all about adding that umami element to your vegetables, which is a flavor profile that adds a sort of meaty depth.