When everything comes together perfectly, barbecue meals can’t be beat. They feature food that blends authenticity with flavor in a memorable way. Barbecue food is the cornerstone of summer tradition, and there’s no other way of cooking that even comes close. That’s why you need to take advantage of your grill’s whenever you can to create something special. You might think that true Masters have some kind of secret routine that’s different than anything you’ve ever tried. But the fact is they often stick to the basics and concentrate on doing the simple things better than anyone else. By following this general rule, you can expand your own cooking routine into something truly remarkable that will impress anyone who sits down at your table.
Clean Your Grill – where not just talking about running a warm cloth over your barbecue, we mean getting down to the nitty-gritty and giving your equipment a good once over. How often have you actually done that? Barbecues are notoriously difficult to clean but if you want the best results then you have to sacrifice every once in a while. It might be a pain to have to take your equipment apart for a good cleaning, but this will ensure that you get the best cooking results each and every time. And don’t wait until you’re ready to cook either, break out the soapy water after each cooking session!
Use Fresh Ingredients – there are too many easy options these days that make barbecue far too convenient. Sometimes all you have to do is open up a bag of frozen chicken wings and you’ll have dinner ready in 15 minutes. But for a true barbecue experience, you should not go anywhere near food that has been previously frozen. Only use fresh meat and produce that you purchased the day of the barbecue and carefully flavored.
Variety – there is always going to be a few select dishes that always make regular appearances, but you have to work hard and expanding your menu as well. You’ll notice that true barbecue masters have their favorites, but they also tend to have things no one else has ever tried. By rotating new dishes with older ones, they always seem to have a fresh routine that keeps people guessing.
Leave Your Food Alone – the cooking process itself might seem rather hectic especially when you add in high temperatures and lots of smoke. But if you watch a real barbecue King, they are always cool and collected without letting things get out of control. Their secret isn’t any superhuman power that you don’t possess. It’s more in the timing and the fact they tend to leave your food alone until it’s ready to flip on the BBQ. You actually make things a lot easier for yourself when you avoid constantly flipping your food all around your gas or charcoal grill.
Make your Own Sauce – a barbecue King won’t go anywhere near commercial BBQ sauce. To them, the stuff that comes in bottles is generic and unusable. And it’s generally true that you get a non-distinct flavor whenever you use bottled sauce. If you want to stand out and add your own punch, then a personal barbecue sauce recipe is in order. Take a simple one that you find on the internet and adjust it with natural ingredients and spices to take it to a whole new level.