Top Summer Grilling Ideas

As part of our grilling basics series, we now bring our top summer grilling ideas and tips to up your BBQ game so that you can impress your guests on your coming Independence Day cookout.

Choose Your Cut

Though burgers, steak, hot dogs, and chicken are the most popular foods to grill on the 4th of July, a great summer grilling idea to elevate the occasion would be to opt for a more refined cut. This usually means you should season. Tender cuts like Ribeye, Strip Steak, Top Sirloin, and Flat Iron can be flavored with your favorite steak rub or salt and pepper. 

An hour before grilling, remove the steaks from the refrigerator, season them with a salt-based rub, and leave them at ambient temperature. Salt will help flavor the meat and retain the natural juices during grilling. However, salting more than an hour in advance will toughen the meat. To help the seasoning stick better, rub a little olive oil on your steak beforehand.

Tender cuts like Skirt and Flank Steak must be marinated for at least two hours or overnight.

Oil Your Grill

You can oil your grill grates to prevent sticking and aid in browning. Remember to flip only once halfway through cooking. The steak is ready to be flipped when juices begin pooling on the top, and it is easily removed from the grates.

Oil Your

You should probably be searing whatever you’re cooking on the grill. Color means flavor, so getting markings on your steak, chicken, burgers, or veggies will make everything taste better. If you’re worried about overcooking, move it away from the direct heat and do it like it’s in an oven.

Summer Grilling at The Links

The Links on PGA Parkway apartments in Frisco, TX, offer all you need to throw the most amazing cookouts and grill to your heart’s content. These luxury pet-friendly apartments in Frisco feature upgraded amenities with a country club ambiance that makes you feel at home. The multiple courtyards with water features & outdoor kitchens, plus the rooftop deck with resort-inspired pool & outdoor lounge, are the perfect spaces to host your gatherings and live your best life. Comfortable living, a warm community, and luxury amenities await you at The Links on PGA Parkway.