A Food Fun Travel Guest Post
When the summer sun shines, you know its time to gather your friends and family and celebrate with a barbeque party. Everyone is hooked to barbeque meat. After all, the long and slow smoky cook tenderizes the meat, while keeping it tender, juicy and tantalizingly delicious.
Barbeque-enthusiasts around the world are always up for a session of grilling meat. It doesn’t matter if it’s a local park, a home backyard, or the beach when there’s a fire burning, you’re in for a treat.
However, achieving barbeque perfection is a technical task that requires expertise and skill. After getting in touch with barbeque connoisseurs, here we have compiled a list of techniques that can help you achieving grilled perfection. You wouldn’t ever have to go to a barbeque restaurant after reading these.
Clean Your Grill
Apart from sanitary concerns, a clean workspace enables a better cook. If you hear top barbeque chefs around the world, they never stop fretting about the importance of cleaning your grill. When you make sure that before starting the cook, the grilling surface is clean, it improves the heat flow and allows a thicker smoke ring to form on the edges of your meat.
A dirty grill also has an increased chance of burning the meat, as the remnants from the previous cook can heat up quickly and adhere to the surface of the meat, running the grilling experience on the whole.
Achieve A High Grill Temperature Before Starting
This is the most important tip. High heat is the essence of the full-blown barbeque experience. If your grill isn’t piping hot when you place the meat on it, you might as well go for a boiled burger. A hot grill allows grill marks to form on the surface of food, giving it the appealing visual that makes our mouth water.
You don’t need a fancy grill to regulate temperature effectively. For a cheaper alternative, check out the best gas grills that you can get under 500 bucks. Meat also sticks to the surface, if the grill isn’t at the right temperature. This will make it terribly difficult to flip the burgers and steaks, and can potentially burn them too.
Your Ingredients Should Be Prepped Beforehand
Once the grill starts to heat up, there isn’t much time to prep the ingredients. To ensure that you can focus on grilling perfectly, marinate all things before time. Also make sure that you take the meat out of the refrigerator, so that it gets to room temperature. Cold ingredients not only shrink when they touch a piping hot grill iron but also lose the capacity to absorb the flavors.
Achieving barbeque perfection requires you to become an expert at smoke management. Once you start grilling, be sure to keenly observe the smoke coming out of the firebox. If its faintly blue, then everything’s fine, however, if it’s smoky white, then chances are that there is improper ventilation.
Consider opening the vents of your firebox, and then observe the flow of smoke. A memorable barbeque experience cannot take place without efficient smoke management, and delivery.