4 BBQ Tips That Will Make Your Food Taste Great!

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There aren’t many people out there who can say no to a good BBQ. From encouraging group hangouts to filling your plates with delicious, smoky food, BBQs are a great way to celebrate warm weather; something everyone tends to agree on. Sites like BroBBQ, which specialize in BBQ equipment, techniques and technology, all agree and recognize that a good BBQ requires nuance, taste and culture to uphold.

There are many tips and tricks out there to ensure that your BBQ goes amazingly. For example, you should visit https://www.pestcontrolexperts.com/local/texas/brownsville/ or another site that serves your area to ensure that your BBQ isn’t ruined by pests like ants and termites. There’s nothing worse than running around the garden like a headless chicken trying to bat a wasp off your hotdog! When it comes down to it, however, the art of a successful BBQ lies in the quality of the food. So, here are some tips to ensure that, at your next BBQ, you can make sure that your food tastes great. Also, don’t forget that a BBQ, whilst fun, can also be dangerous, especially if you have gas cannisters around. Luckily, you can keep your gas cannister in a storage container from Storemasta or somewhere similar, so you’ll have peace of mind as well as tasty food!

1. Grill but don’t overdo it.

There’s a science behind delicious food; especially when said food is grilled to perfection. When grilled, the flavor of food is deepened. Meat becomes more savory, enhancing the saltiness of the natural flavors; vegetables become caramelized and sweet, enriching the natural tastes.

But the main satisfaction from grilling food stems from smell. So, you know when you’re grilling correct when the scents which reach you make you positively salivate! The connection between scent and taste is so important- it accentuates the experience of eating.

Make sure you don’t over-grill, rendering the scent of your food as burnt like charcoal. Use your senses and play it safe, if you have to!

2. Add spices to your meat

Adding flavor and spices to your meat before you cook it is an ideal way to make your food go from 0 to 100. A nice, smoky marinade can really make your BBQ pop.

A fool-proof method for marinating your meat is foresight. Make sure that, two to three hours before grilling, you take your meat of choice and baste it in whatever seasoning you desire. Try any of these for great flavor:

  • Simple salt
  • Chili
  • Paprika and cayenne mixture
  • Garlic
  • Chili powder
  • Rosemary
  • Pepper
  • Classic BBQ sauce

Whatever marinade you choose doesn’t matter, but don’t compromise on the process. Keep your marinated meat in a nice plastic sandwich bag and let it sit for those few hours.

3. The sides you choose are important

Never compromise on your sides- they’re just as important as the meat!

  • Corn on the cob
  • Coleslaw
  • Salad with a nice lemon or caesar dressing
  • Mac n Cheese
  • Greens

Whatever sides you choose, make sure you select with care. Always assess the quality of ingredients! Usually, a nice full-fat coleslaw complements the smokiness of your meat a lot better than the thinner, lower-fat kind.

And remember: if you’re doing burgers, give your mayonnaise an extra kick by mixing it with some chili, ketchup and paprika to give it that extra kick.

Don’t forget to pay attention to your grilling techniques when grilling corn or vegetables; your sides are just as important as your meat and require the same amount of care and consistency.

4. Get your heat right

This seems obvious, but it’s an important point to note: make sure that the heat of your BBQ is just right, so you can grill without over or under-doing it in the amount of time you have.

Grilling over hot coals is key to ensure you have an overall grill over the surface area of your food. So, don’t grill over a direct flame!

Overall, the key to good BBQ is preparation beforehand. This will ensure that you get the best flavors out of your food. It will also ensure that you can relax, take it easy and enjoy yourself on the actual day, Have fun!

Julianne

Actress and Founder of Girls on Food: I was born and raised in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. I grew up a typical “McDonald’s kid”. I was very picky about what I ate and refused to try new foods. No fun, I know. My Mom started taking me on trips to Europe when I was a teenager and that’s when my palate for finer foods began to develop. Some of my most memorable favorite meals include Veal Bolognese in Rome, Gyros in Athens, Paella in Lisbon and Duck L’Orange in Paris. While this helped me grow out of a fast food phase, I still eat out quite a bit. I know I should be at home cooking, but I love dining out. I started working in restaurants in various front of the house positions at age 15. Since my start, I’ve worked in every casual restaurant setting you can think of: a teriyaki stand, brewery, sushi nightclub, trendy Mexican, family-style Italian, American diner, pizza parlor and even a BLT themed food truck. I can't help but notice that many of the LA food bloggers don't have any sort of background working in a restaurant. A lot of my perspective on food and dining out comes from my years of experience in the biz. Since starting this blog, I have shot appearances on a couple of cooking competition shows as a taster (including MasterChef Junior and another upcoming show). We have also started producing a Youtube Channel. IMDb page here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2023647/ For this site I contribute content from all over Los Angeles (and the world) to showcase my favorite fine-dining spots, steakhouses, exclusive supper clubs, Hollywood nightlife and our very own #GOFx events, which I plan and coordinate.

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