3 Great Grilling Ideas

3 Great Grilling Ideas


Hi. I’m Theo Weening, global meat buyer for Whole Foods Market. Today we’re gonna talk about grilling. For grilling, you want to get the best quality meat. You want to where it came from and how it was grown. At Whole Foods Market, we work with a Global Animal Partnership 5-Step Program, which means that every farm has been visited by a third party and had a check list. Few of the checklist we have signed animal welfare standards are no antibiotics ever and a vegetarian diet. A few of my grilling favorites are the Tomahawk Steak. It’s a great steak. I always call it the Fred Flintstone Steak. It’s huge. It’s two and a half to three pounds has a seven inch to nine inch bone in it. The one thing is when you cook a big steak like that, you want to make sure the grill is really hot and then you can decide if it’s rare, medium well, or well done. You want to make sure you let it rest. Don’t poke a fork or a knife in it and all the juices and the flavor will disappear, and keep it simple. Just put a little bit of salt and pepper on it. Don’t go crazy with a lot of seasonings or marinades on it. Great flavor in that steak. Talking about flavor, one of my favorite burgers is the 100% grass-fed burger. That means the animals are raised on the pasture on grass all their life. It gives a really distinct flavor to it and also makes it a little bit leaner as well. If you want to spice it up a little bit, our butchers make, on a daily basis, fresh, gourmet burgers. They add bleu cheese, cheddar cheese, mushrooms anything you like goes into these burgers. Sriracha sauce, barbecue sauce, and if you see something you don’t like, they can also custom make a burger for you as well. Then an all time favorite, of course, is the kebabs. Kebabs, you can do all kinds of things, especially when you have kids around. They love making their own kebabs with beef, turkey, chicken or pork and add peppers to it, onions, potatoes, corn, whatever you like. I have even seen some kids put marshmallows on it. Didn’t prefer that one so much, but a few tips when you make kebabs. When you do pork, chicken, or turkey, you want to make sure you cook it in the oven between ten to fifteen minutes to make sure the inside is well done then finish it off on the grill for some additional flavor. Then of course, chicken. You can’t go wrong with chicken. We offer a 365 everyday value chicken in our stores. We have no antibiotics ever, and we also have an organic one, as well. Chicken, the sky is the limit: you can marinate it, season it, but if you need any ideas, go to wholefoodsmarket.com.

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