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Foodie Friday - Vallarta offers grilling tips, best pairings

Posted at 7:37 AM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 10:37:35-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Looking for a new way to grill your favorite type of meat? Vallarta Supermarket joined 23ABC to go over their favorite tips.

German Gonzalez, chef for Vallarta Supermarkets, spoke about carne asada season, how to grill the perfect carne asada at home, and best pairings such as fresh side dishes, to fresh-made tortillas and a wide variety of salsas.

When it comes to a lighter meat, his tips were as follows:

  • Unlike a steak, Pork spare ribs are slow-smoked for hours. After seasoning your ribs you can wrap them in foil paper and place them on the grill in low heat, 200-250 degrees for at least 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Then remove the foil paper and place the ribs back on the grill for an additional 45 minutes to get color and finish cooking. You can baste the ribs with your favorite sauce depending on your preference. Keep grill closed and minimize the times you need to open it to baste.
    • For Chicken, you want to start with a hot grill 450-500 degrees to start and this will help you sear all of the juices inside. Once both sides of the chicken are seared then you bring down the temperature to about 325 degrees to finish cooking the chicken.