Let’s face it – most of us are terrible barbecuers.
Inviting friends and family to come over and prepare a good barbecue is one of the ideas that often come to mind, as there are few things more enjoyable than spending a good time surrounded by loved ones around a table with food cooked on the barbecue fire. Barbecue well over fire takes some skill, but mastering those techniques will give you a special seat of honour among your friends.
It may sound basic but there are two crucial things your burner needs if you want to make great barbecue food. The first thing is, it has to be a charcoal one. There’s nothing wrong with gas barbecues, but you won’t get any extra smoky flavour. You might as well be cooking in the oven, flavour-wise! The second thing you need is a lid. It locks in flavour, keeps the temperature constant and can be used as an extra technique.
Here are few tips for the perfect BBQ, it doesn’t matter how experienced or new you are to the grill and tongs scene, it always comes handy to have some basics clear.
Clean the grill
Hygiene is essential to ensure the quality of food and prevent health issues. At the beginning of barbecue season, it is advisable to thoroughly clean the grill and utensils, removing accumulated residue from lack of use.
During use, the fire is usually sufficient to keep the grill clean, but it is important to check its condition before each use. Whether it’s an electric, gas or a charcoal grill, clean the wire rack well before using it and give it a good scrape to remove any food residue. These are a few bbq techniques to keep in mind before starting your grill. You can oil it to prevent the food to stick. Preheat the grill before placing the skewers on it.
Prepare your ingredients ahead of time
The first and foremost bbq step is to plan the barbecue in advance, whether you’re preparing chicken, meat or fish, let them thaw in the fridge overnight safely in separate bowls. Cut them to your preference and get ready for the next step. This is the ideal bbq cooking method.
Get your marinade ready
You can’t have great barbecue if you don’t season and marinate your ingredients. It’s the golden rule for juicy and tender grilled chicken, steak and other types meat cut. We recommend you to try BBQ sauce with Honey flavor.
Avoid fridge chill
Taking the raw meat or fish out of the fridge at least 20 minutes before barbecuing gives it long enough to lose its chill and get down to room temperature. If the meat is too cold when it hits the grill there’s a danger it could burn on the outside before it’s cooked through to the middle.
This is especially important with chicken, sausages and any other pork for obvious reasons. It’s still important to do this with beef burgers and steaks to ensure your meat is as rare or well done as you like it.
Skewer cubed meat and chicken
Once your meat and chicken are well marinated, pat them with an absorbent paper to remove the excess of juices then thread them in wooden or stainless steel skewers alternating with sliced vegetables such as mushrooms, colored bell peppers and even eggplants!
Fire: Types of Fuel and Characteristics
Ignition and fire control are crucial aspects to achieve a perfect barbecue. It is necessary to use ignition tablets, paper, or some flammable liquid in a moderate and safe manner. Patience is key, as the goal is not to generate a large flame, but to obtain suitable embers for cooking our food without burning them.
Nothing is more fun than the barbecue part, do it in batches and don’t overload your grill. For instance, space your skewers, if you’re grilling chicken and meat, do it separately. Don’t turn them too often to avoid losing the juices. Another BBQ trick is to make sure that the steak is not too cold once you start grilling.
Cold steak means that it will take you longer to grill it to perfection. Also, remember that the longer you spend time grilling meat cut, the tougher it is going to become. So the temperature of the steak during the beginning of grilling time does make a difference, so don’t grill a cold steak! Use these few grilling and bbq tips , and voila! Your bbq preparation is just what you imagined. Perfect!
Remove your grilled food and place it immediately in bread loaves to keep it warm. Serve immediately along your side dishes, such as potato chips or salads, making it the ideal bbq presentation. Use the BBQ Original Sauce as a dip and relish!