Barbecue food is a local tradition, but as much as we like eating it, getting it right can make or break the experience. With a few simple tricks, you can easily make your barbeque a success.
The first step is to preheat the grill and oil its bars to keep the meat from sticking. Ideally, the grills should be preheated about an hour before cooking. Secondly, avoid poking the meat with forks or prongs. Many people are unaware that poking the meat makes it lose flavor and become drier. This is why it is vital to have the right equipment to help you cook. Instead of a fork use a spatula or tongs when you need to move or flip the food. Tongs are ideal in this situation because they help you get a good grip on the meat when you need to move it around.
Moreover, when cooking lean meats such as chicken or fish, you can rub the skin with oil or butter and season it lightly.
One of the most important steps to becoming a barbeque expert is ensuring that the meat is perfectly flavored. To guarantee the perfect barbeque experience you can choose from Mehran’s wide range of BBQ recipe mixes to decide what recipe you would like to recreate. The options include chicken tikka, tandoori chicken malai boti, seekh kabab and mutton roast among many others.
All you have to do is mix the ingredients together, and leave the food to marinate for about an hour and a half to two hours, apply butter to each side and get ready to grill it.
Once the meat is on the grill, avoid turning it over too many times. Doing so can leave the meat raw in certain places. It is advised to let the meat sit so it can soak in all the heat and flavors, moving it too quickly prevents the juices from settling in.
Mehran has all the ingredients you need to host the perfect barbeque party. A great way to complement the food and complete the experience is by pairing it with any of the sauces from Mehran’s sauce range. However, avoid adding sauce to the meat while it is still on the grill. The sugars in the sauces can make the meat burn a lot faster, which can ultimately kill its flavor. Make sure to take your time after the meat is cooked to add the sauces.
Another barbeque tip that many overlook is the option of adding vegetables to enhance the flavor of the barbeque. You can add tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and other vegetables to enhance the deliciousness of your food. Make sure to add on a light coating of oil, sprinkle on some salt and wrap in aluminum foil before putting them on top of the grill. Vegetable pair perfectly with barbequed meats.
Our tips and tricks are created to enhance your barbeque experience. With all these great cooking hacks you can now get your grills ready and impress your guests with your barbeque skills.