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GREAT SUMMER GRILLING TIPS

GREAT SUMMER GRILLING TIPS

Temperatures are rising and its time to bring out the grill! TV chef and author Rachael Ray visited "Good Morning America" today with some recipes for a perfect summer cookout.

The food guru -- who is now sharing her expertise on eHow.com's food page – answered some questions and gave some simple tips for how you can make your next barbecue your best ever!

Q: Summer is here, and we all find ourselves entertaining more… what's one way to set your cookout apart from the rest of the folks on the block?

A: If you've run out of store-bought barbecue sauce or if you don't have enough for a recipe, don't fret. You can make your own sauce using fewer than 10 ingredients – and you'll mostly likely have them in your kitchen. Vary the spices and flavorings and have fun with it. Cool it down and put it in a mason jar for a great gift.

Q: We all want to be master of the grill, but you say that most of us are making the same mistake. What's that?

A: Yes, most of us are not using enough -- or are using the wrong kind of -- salt when we grill, especially when we grill the hamburgers. You must liberally salt your burgers with kosher salt, not regular salt. The kosher salt forms a crust on the burger and falls off into the grill, whearas regular salt sinks in to the meat and leaves it too salty. (more)

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