Lots of people like to think that they’re somewhat good or even great at cooking and grilling and they may be right. But a lot of barbecue parties have been ruined by some overconfident person who thinks they know all there is about barbecuing.
Although you do not have to be an expert cook to produce tasty foods, I highly recommend following a few of my easy tips and tricks to transform your ordinary poultry or meat or even a vegetable into a top-notch outdoor dining experience.
It is not important if you are using an electric BBQ or a charcoal-powered one, grilling is a labour of love that needs ability, patience, and most importantly, experience. Here are a few hints.
1. Properly manage food
Improperly-handled food may turn your BBQ into a bust. No one wants to spend a huge portion of their day in the bathroom. Constantly keep the meat cold (but not frozen) until you place it on the BBQ. Outdoor cooking considerably increases the prospect of food spoilage due to warmer temperatures.
Never let raw fish, poultry, or meat close to other food and food surfaces. Always keep the food covered. In the event the raw food was left out for more than three hours then you have got to throw it out.
2. Season the grill
Just as some people season their cast iron skillets, we’ll want to season the BBQ prior to and after grilling. Coat the surfaces of the grates with cooking oil that can resist high heat like canola and olive oil.
Be sure the surfaces are evenly covered and remove excess oil with a paper towel. Turn on your grill and allow it to be for about fifteen minutes, or till the oil burns. Do not forget to retouch the oil coat.
3. Prepare the setting
Before turning on the BBQ, make sure all tools and utensils you will need are laid out and organized on a nearby table. The same holds for your fish, poultry, fruits, and veggies you will cook.
Do not forget to practice appropriate food security and planning. Doing so beforehand will save a wonderful deal of power and time.
4. Don’t pierce the meat
Never pierce the meat if it is connected like sausages. Don’t use forks to reverse or transfer meat. The juices that provide the meat with its texture and flavour will evaporate into the flames and you’re left with a dull, flavourless meat.
Turn the meat just once. After taking a piece of meat out of the grill, allow 5 minutes to let it recirculate juices before slicing it.
5. Give the meat a little space
The meat demands a bit of distance around it to allow proper heat transfer, ventilation, and cooking. Overcrowding the BBQ can lead to uneven cooking. Make sure you have enough charcoal or petrol so that the fires don’t stop whilst in the middle of a roast.
6. Reheat pizza using a grill
BBQs are a superb way to reheat pizza. Just place the heat on low, preheat it, then place the cold pizza on the grill and close the lid. Leave it for a couple of minutes or till the cheese melts.
7. Use aluminium foil
Use an aluminium foil to create components for cooking delicate foods such as fish and vegetables. Do not set the foil bag directly on the fire, place it on the heating rack or the grates.
8. Grill as oven
Grilling cooks with direct heat whilst roasting works the opposite way. You can turn your BBQ into an oven with a few simple tricks. Now you can roast fish or poultry without using a toaster.
Preheat the grill with all burners on, and after the grill is satisfactorily hot, turn off half the grill then set the food on the unlit side. Do not forget to use a thermometer to check whether the food is cooked.