Summertime is prime grilling season and we have the perfect ingredient that will make hanging out by the BBQ pit much more fun. Grilling can be difficult, especially when your dish starts burning before it’s ready to be taken off the grill. If this happens, chances are you’re using oil with a low smoke point. So what’s the magic oil to keep near the grill? Avocado oil, of course! Avocado oil’s high smoke point is what makes it the ideal cooking oil to use when grilling. This is because it conducts heat from the grates to your dish more effectively than other oils. In other words, avocado oil can handle the smoking hot heat that your grill gives off. To find out how you can use avocado oil when grilling, read our tips and ideas below.
Meat Marinade – Whether you’re grilling chicken, pork, beef or fish, avocado oil will bring out the maximum flavor you expect. You’ve got two choices when grilling meat: either marinade your protein in avocado oil (lemon, avocado oil and salt make a great marinade!) or lightly coat it in avocado oil before throwing it on the grill. To add little extra flavor, check out our Garlic, Basil and Chipotle Extra Virgin Avocado Oils. They are delicious!
Grilled Veggies – If you ask us, grilled veggies deserve a little more attention. We think vegetables turn out best when cooked on the grill, especially when coated in AVOCARE’s Extra Virgin Garlic Avocado Oil. It adds an extra boost of flavor that taste great with any vegetable. All you need to do is lightly toss your veggies in avocado oil, season with salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes. You’ll never go back to roasting veggies again!
Oil The Grates – Say goodbye to the spray bottle of vegetable oil and say hello to avocado oil! As mentioned earlier, because avocado oil has such a high smoke point, it’s perfect for “pre-oiling” the grill. Grab a paper towel and wipe the grates in avocado oil before firing up the grill. You’ll find that your dishes won’t stick to the grill or burn. Sounds like a grill master’s dream!
Have you grilled with AVOCARE Extra Virgin Avocado Oil? If so, what was your experience? Leave us a comment below.