The Basics of the Best BBQ That You Will Ever Make

Posted on Tuesday, 9th August 2022

The Basics of the Best BBQ That You Will Ever Make

The weather is right for the perfect BBQ. You might be raring to get out there and start grilling some meat but, before you do, you should make sure that you’re ready to do it in just the right way. Here, we’re going to look at a few tips that can help you make the best BBQ that you have ever enjoyed, as well as a couple of mistakes to avoid.

Be sure to have marinades at the ready
BBQ meat can be delicious on its own, there’s no denying that. However, you can make it a real gastronomic delight by learning how to layer flavors through your BBQ. There’s no better way to do that than by marinating the meats. It’s best to marinade your meats overnight, rather than trying to simply slather them before you cook them. Whether it’s sticky BBQ, teriyaki, or otherwise, cover your meat and leave it to chill in the fridge overnight.

Get specific with different cuts of meat
If you have the same approach to everything that you BBQ, then it’s only natural that some pieces aren’t going to come out as well as they should. Placement, timing, and how often you turn your meat will differ from cut to cut. For instance, you want to learn how long to smoke chicken thighs, and that it’s different from drumsticks so that they’re nice and flavorful but still cooked all the way through. If you need to print out the step by step, that’s fine.

Pick your tinder mindfully
If you’re using a charcoal grill to make your BBQ, then you want to make sure that you’re careful in what you’re burning. Not only do you want the right charcoal to burn for as long as you need, but there is plenty of different wood charcoal types, not to mention flavored wood chips that can help you tint the flavors of your BBQ in a variety of ways.

Never forget the meat thermometer
Safety should always come first when you’re cooking raw meat. If you’re planning to BBQ at all this summer, then ensure that you invest in a meat thermometer. What’s more, you should ensure to learn the different cooking temps of different meats. Pork is not necessarily fully cooked at the same temp as chicken, for instance, thought a lot of people might assume that there’s one uniform “safe temp” across all meats. That’s not the case.

Mind your veg
Vegetables can be made delicious with a BBQ, just like meat. However, you want to take a little extra care as it can be very easy to carbonate veg if you let it o for just a little too long. Char your veg on the grill in thin slices and add a touch of olive oil to help them keep their body after their grilling. They don’t need to be kept on for very long.

It’s easy to slip up and make your BBQ not quite as good as it should be. Ensure you do your research and prepare so you can really provide a taste sensation.

This is a collaborative post.

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