Chefs don’t often agree, but this time, the results are unanimous. Food should be seasoned before it hits the grill. However, depending on what you are cooking, the wait time can differ. Steaks need at least one hour so the seasoning has time to fully penetrate the meat. With seafood and vegetables, you can season them right before grilling.
With this knowledge in hand, you can relax and take it easy this summer around the grill. Impress your friends and family with your savory steaks, perfectly seasoned seafood, and aromatic vegetables. They will want to know your secret, but (wink, wink) no one says you have to tell them!