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Your Guide to Barbecuing Like a Pro 

Your Guide to Barbecuing Like a Pro 

Guide to barbeque – Although most people think of BBQ as a rustic or informal form of cooking, there is an art to it. Master it, and you can produce fall-off-the bone, juicy, and tender meat each and every time. Here are the top tips to helping you become a pit-master in the comfort of your own home. Invest in a Charcoal Grill   If you haven’t yet invested in a grill or are thinking about upgrading, you may want to consider a charcoal grill over a gas one. Yes, gas grills are easier to handle and temperature management is a great deal easier. Nevertheless, as Kaila Harmon of Taste of Home mentions, they lack that distinct smoky flavour that is a must-have with charcoal versions.   Not to mention, on average, charcoal grills can reach higher temperatures. As such, you are able to get a nice sear, particularly on your meats. Even if you aren’t planning on getting a charcoal grill, add a smoke box to mimic the smoky flavour with your gas model.  Include Wood for Added Flavour A wide variety of grills and smokers allow you to use wood chips, chunks, or pellets. If this is true for your type and model as well, then you should certainly add them. They add a distinct smoky flavour to the food. Now, each wood corresponds to a particular type of meat. For instance, hickory works well for pork and mesquite is best for beef. If you would prefer something more universal, then oak wood or maple wood work just as well. Fruit woods such as apple or cherry are milder and can even add some sweetness.   Skip the Lighter Fluid   If you are like most people, then you probably use lighter fluid to get your barbecue going. Although this fuel can get the flames going quite quickly, there is a major downside. This is the fact that it adds a certain chemical taste to the food.  This is why you should learn how to work a chimney starter instead. This resembles a beer mug, except it is made from metal. You pile coal into it and then light the fire at the bottom. Once the fire gets going, you empty the burning coals into the grill and get started.  Use Thermometers Most barbecue recipes give you a timeline, cook for a certain amount of time until the meat is done. Unfortunately, this is a highly inaccurate method. Keep in mind, the exact grilling time can vary based on the size and shape of the meat, the type of grill you are using, the temperature inside the gas chamber, and even the weather. Thus, it can be difficult to estimate when the meat is actually done.  To avoid any mistakes, always use a meat probe and then cross check it for the appropriate temperature of doneness for the type of meat that you are cooking. This ensures that your meat is perfectly grilled each and every time. As an added bonus, you won’t have to cut into the meat to figure out whether it is cooked all the way through or not either.  Do Your Research on Grilling Meat  From ribs and steaks to briskets, each meat needs to be grilled in a particular manner. As Kristy, main contributor of CatHead’s BBQ notes, you have to use different seasonings, marinating methods, and grilling temperatures for each cut of meat. In some cases, some meat has to be started off on sections of indirect heat and then moved to direct heat for the finishing touches.   It is due to this that you should never assume that one method is going to work for every cut of meat. Instead, always do your research. Read up on what the pros and the pit-masters have to say. Take notes and follow these to the letter. They will make all the difference to the finished product.  These are the top tips that will take your barbecue to the next level. Therefore, you should brush up on them before your next cookout. You won’t regret it! 

Protein Bar Review

Protein Bar Review

What is protein and good source of protein, different kinds of whey protein, naked nutrition chocolate protein bar

Rasmalai Cake Design

Rasmalai Cake Design

Various rasmalai cake designs, best rasmlai cake, how to make rasmalai cake, vibrant ras malai cake designs

Chocolate Cake Buying Tips And Guidelines

Chocolate Cake Buying Tips And Guidelines

Tips for buying a chocolate cake and planning a cake celebration, what to look for when buying a cake online, chocolate cake buying tips

4 Different Coloured Velvet Cakes Except Red

4 Different Coloured Velvet Cakes Except Red

Different types of gorgeous velvet cakes except red, how to make different velvet cakes, green, purple, blue, yellow cake

Pink Velvet Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Pink Velvet Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

How to make a perfect pink velvet cake, pink valvet cake with rasperry cream cheese frosting recipe, step by step recipe of pink velvet cake

Aalo Ka Halwa / Potato Halwa/ Potato pudding

Aalo Ka Halwa / Potato Halwa/ Potato pudding

Aaloo ka halwa or potato pudding is a dessert mostly eaten in fasts and hails from Marwari cuisine. This is really an easy to make sweet dish which one can make in jiffy with minimum ingredients from pantry.… Continue reading →

Strawberry Margarita Mocktail Recipe

Strawberry Margarita Mocktail Recipe

If you are Strawberry lover, this Strawberry Margarita is must for you to try out. This is a mocktail which is perfect for Summer, however is enjoyed through out the year. This drink is loved equally by alcohol and non-alcohol consuming community. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: NA Serving: – 1 Ingredients: Fresh strawberries –… Continue reading →

Coconut Ladoo / Sweetened Coconut balls

Coconut Ladoo / Sweetened Coconut balls

Coconut ladoo recipe with condensed milk – quick and easy coconut ladoo recipe with step by step photos.… Continue reading →

Custard Apple Milkshake

Custard Apple Milkshake

My childhood memories take me to spices of India. When it comes to India and fruits of India, Custard Apple is invariably one fruit I can not keep my hands off. Deliciously sweet Custard Apple sometimes can be off putting owing to seeds it has, however Custard apples are rich in anti-oxidants like vitamin C. Custard Apple… Continue reading →

Fruit Punch Recipe

Fruit Punch Recipe

This fruit punch recipe is perfect for any occasion! It’s incredibly easy to make, the whole process only takes only few minutes. This version is without alcohol (mocktail), if you wish you can add Rum / Vodka to make a cocktail of the same. This fruit punch goes down a real treat during any time of… Continue reading →

Gulab Jamun cake

Gulab Jamun cake

One of the most delicious fusion cake where Indian Gulab Jamun meets whipped cream to form this Gulab Jamun cake

Rose flavour Rasgulla

Rose flavour Rasgulla

Tags: Dessert

Delicious soft spongy rasgulla with the added flavour of rose, an outstanding dessert for special events.

Rasmalai Cake

Rasmalai Cake

One of the best Indian cake which is a fusion of ras malai and cake, will be loved by any ras malai as well as cake lover

Eggless Tutti Frutti Cake

Eggless Tutti Frutti Cake

Eggless Tutti Frutti Cake. A popular Tea Time Fruit Cake, so easy to make in less than an hour.

Blueberry kheer

Blueberry kheer

Traditional Indian rice pudding aka kheer gets a facelift with fusion of blueberries. A delicious dessert!

Blackberry Chocolate Cake

Blackberry Chocolate Cake

The unique flavours of blackberry and chocolate makes this cake very much desirable, an absolute must try by baker during the blackberry season.

Atta Ladoo | Wheat Flour Ladoo

Atta Ladoo | Wheat Flour Ladoo

Traditional ladoo made from wheat flour consumed mostly during winter in India.

Tamarind Dates Chutney

Tamarind Dates Chutney

Sweet chutney made from dates and tamarind, used in chaats, pani puri, samosa, etc

Rich Chocolate Pavlova Dessert Recipe

Rich Chocolate Pavlova Dessert Recipe

Scrumptious Chocolate Pavlova to celebrate any occasion or to treat yourself, meringue providing an enticing layer beneath the cream and fresh fruits.

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