Five Tips For Awesome BBQ Cooking Results
1. Don’t cook cold meat
This is probably one of the most important rules to follow when cooking meat on a BBQ, or any other way. The problem with cooking on a BBQ is making sure that your meat is being cooked evenly and that the heat from the BBQ is making it to the middle, without burning or charring your food.
By bringing the meat back to room temperature, you’re making sure that your meat has the best chance of being evenly cooked.
2. Keep your meat thin
On the topic of heat, cooking meat (particularly steak) that is too thick means that the heat has much farther to travel to reach the centre. As a result, the risk of burning is increased, as you’ll need to cook the meat for longer to ensure that it has been cooked thoroughly.
If you try to keep the meat relatively thin, you’ll be in much better control of how it will turn out, making it easier to cook the perfect steak.
3. Keep your BBQ clean
While it might sound like a good idea to leave the remnants of last weeks barbecue sitting there as flavour for your next cooking session, you are much better off keeping your BBQ clean.
Not only do you avoid any sort of risk of food poisoning, but leaving too much food built up can result in food burning and your equipment rusting. No more Sunday afternoon BBQs for you!
4. Leave the meat to rest
This is where you take the meat off the heat, and allow it to sit for a few minutes before you serve it. This gives the meat time to absorb the juices from cooking, so you get to enjoy them instead of having them spill all over the plate.
The meat should still be hot, but just in case, you can always wrap it in foil.
Lastly, but certainly not least, make sure that you’re following all the normal rules of food hygiene when cooking on a BBQ. It can be difficult, at times, particularly when different meats require different cooking times, but taking due care is better than somebody getting food poisoning.
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