Pulled pork sandwiches, skirt steaks, and more grilled party favorites to serve guests at your next open-air bash.
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Tips and Tricks:
Remember that foods continue to cook after they come off the grill. For medium-rare beef or lamb, take it off the heat when it's just past rare and allow it to sit for a few minutes before serving. Remove fish, poultry, and pork when it's just cooked through but still very juicy. If you're cooking meat, the resting time is particularly important because it allows the juices, which move to the surface during cooking, to redistribute throughout. Larger cuts, such as porterhouse steaks or thick chops, should rest for at least five minutes.
Don't want your cookout guests attacked by swarms of mosquitoes? Try planting some marigolds in your garden or in pots on your deck. Many gardeners swear by this method-bugs don't like the marigolds' smell and will avoid the area.
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