Barbecue is a symbol now for American style living. While in British English, barbecuing means both slow or quick heating process of meat, in American English, while grilling is a fast heating of meat, barbecuing is the slow heating of meat. Today, when it comes to U.S. home barbecue, the coals wait on the sides of grate. According to researches, BBQ came to USA from Southern yards and today there’s still a Southern-style of barbecuing. It’s today not only a type of cooking, every region has its own barbecue culture and barbecue competitions are very popular in USA. How many important tips for cooking best barbecue?
Most important tip while making barbecue is not cooking cold meat directly. It’s very important because when you put frozen meat over the heat, meat will embrace all water and will lose its real taste. You must wait till cold meat comes to room temperature.
Preheating the barbecue is also very important for the best taste. If you tried to fire it when meat is over, it will take all the bad smoke. Also it will cause the nausea for most of the people.
Meat must be thinner as possible if you will put it to barbecue. It’s true that in movies, American cook so big and thick ribs that people believe to it but it’s only Hollywood. Thinner meat means quicker and safer barbecue. But you must also be careful than how meat is thinner, it’s more likely to burn in hot. So you must always turn other side of meat carefully.
Saucing is another important point for best taste. Every region has different traditions for saucing the barbecue. In some areas, it’s very common to sauce the meat first and then cook it. Also while some areas like to sauce the meat in barbecue, some regions like to eat meat with dipping into sauce after barbecue. It’s not possible to find the right way because of different tastes and traditions but it’s true that when meat is sauced deep, inside of meat may not be cooked properly. You may think that meat is cooked enough when sauce is cooked but inside the meat may be raw still so most of the barbecue shops give sauce with meat now.
You may also barbecue some fatty meat. First of all, it means that fat will be liquid when it saw the heat and will boost the fire when dropped. So when it comes to fatty meat, choose thicker ones so they won’t burn with fat’s flame. In some areas, it’s possible to see that people sauced the fatty meat for avoiding fat dropping. Also cutting the fattiest sides of meat is very healthy for all.
It’s true that all people are hungry and they smelled the best scent of barbeque and meat. But according to experts, resting barbecue after cooking is giving the real taste. It’s possible to see some websites comparing the rested and unrested barbecue meat and result is rested meat for all gourmets. Also rested barbecue meat will be softer than other because muscles will be strong when they see the heat and they will be relaxed when it’s over.
It’s a general human behavior that all people think they are commander of barbecue even they haven’t touched it ever. So you must give them some little duties like making the salad or preparing the sauce. Also learning some fun tricks like cooking some cookies in the barbecue will show all who is the king of Barbecue and they will never get into your way again.