Barbeque, a food staple during summer in most western countries and known as a common street food in most eastern countries, is probably an all-time favorite by anyone from any part of the world.
Barbeque is a type of cooking known throughout the world with more than a hundred variations. The sauces, flavorings, and the type of meat used vary from one region to the other. There are some who put great emphasis on the role of smoke during the cooking process since it will most likely affect its taste. The equipment, type of fuel, temperature and how long it is supposed to be cooked affect how will your barbeque look and taste.
Various techniques can be used and adapted when doing a barbeque. Smoking cooks meat at a low and slow level helping to add a unique flavor depending on the type of wood used. Baking uses the process of convection to cook. Braising is done by putting a pot on top of the grill, covering and letting it simmer for a few hours. Grilling is where you make use of wood or charcoal and is quite similar with smoking if not for the fact that it uses an open-air environment.
If you are not familiar with the whole process of doing a barbeque, the first thing to consider is the kind of meat you are going to have. This is not difficult to do with the abundance of meat shops and supermarkets ready to cater to your needs. You must prepare your barbeque grill and read the instructions beforehand. You also need to know which barbeque tools are of important use to you.
A decent set of barbeque tools save off time, money and energy from going back and forth to your store just to buy a single piece. Commonly used are spatulas, meat fork, mittens, frying tongs, and fish and meat turners. Cooking oil must be carefully considered as well, since there are some that will make you taste the fuel instead of the food.
When buying your barbeque tools, do not forget to check if it is stainless steel. Stainless steel is resistant to rust, stains and whatever chemicals it will go through during the process. Having these items gives you less worry about other things when barbecuing. Now it’s time to smell what you are cooking. BOLA TANGKAS