Since spring is already in its full swing, we’re starting to realize why we love the warm seasons so much. Although there are many reasons, spending time outside is on top of the list. And the best item on this long list is the loved-by-all barbecue!
Being the pitmaster during your family or friends' barbecue time is a fun yet difficult role to fulfill. And even though your audience already loves your immaculate barbecue skills, it’s never too late to learn some more. This is why these 5 barbecue tips we collected from renowned global chefs will definitely make you the master chef of spring and summer BBQ!
1. Marinating = magic
For an unknown reason, marinating is a commonly neglected step during barbecues. It might be because of the time and effort needed the night before but believe us when we say, it’s going to be more than worth it. Over-night marinating is one of the best ways to give your meat delicious flavor. A pro tip is, don’t throw the leftover marinade and use it during cooking as well. Your taste buds will be blessed with all the right flavors!
2. Better prepared than surprised
We don’t want to diminish the importance of family tradition, but when it comes to barbecue equipment, investing into new, functional pieces might be worth your father’s old grill. Having the right equipment with the right quality makes the process of cooking much easier and certainly more enjoyable. For your convenience, something we would recommend 100% are these Cowboy Grill Tongs, your steak will stay on the fire with these and you’ll look fire holding them!
3. Watch the heat
Paying on to the overall temperature of your grill is as important as checking the heat level in your oven when you’re baking muffins. So why would you neglect it when preparing your meat? Be sure to have the proximity of the food to the coal in your pinky finger. A good technique to make sure everything is going smooth is to create a scale of different temperatures to move your food across. You can do this by putting the majority of the coal on one side, simple as that!
4. Time is your best friend
The man himself, Jamie Oliver, said about time in barbecue that it’s necessary for you to wait for the flames to “die down” and the coal to turn “grey and glowing”. That is the perfect temperature level for your steak. Look, we know it’s easy to fall prey to the chatter and laughter of your guests but this is not the time to be distracted. Barbecuing is the time to watch the time!
5. Patience is bliss
You see the freshly cooked meat on the table, everyone is hungry and eager to taste your piece of art, but we’re here to tell you; wait. At least 3 minutes. Your steak needs time to reabsorb the juices after it’s cooked so they don’t flow out the minute you cut it in half. Trust us, to elevate the taste of your glorious meat, the key is to let it be for another minute. Then you can feast!
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