The Benefits of BBQ Cooking
- By Conor Crozier
- 22 Mar 2021
Or…it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man in possession of a good BBQ, must be in want of NOTHING!
Do you know what time is it? It’s definitely BBQ time…but for us, BBQ season is year-round, not just for summer. Yes, even when it’s a chilly winter day there is a place for barbequing in the dinner or lunch menu. Anyone fancy a Christmas BBQ?
Are you a BBQ fan? You will be soon, read on!
Cooking is never more fun than when using a grill fire. What is your preference? Grilled wings, beef steaks, delicious ribs or smoked chicken, or flame roasted vegetables…. Each with a myriad of seasoning options. There is more inspiration online than you can shack a stick at, before you even get to a BBQ recipe book.
So, you have your food and seasoned it perfectly, what next…now the fun really begins. The communal time gathered round the BBQ. The time we spend chatting and laughing with our friends and family while cooking those steaks or vegan burgers. Just please don’t burn the sausages!
Gas vs Charcoal
The debate has long been going on…gas or a charcoal. Choosing the type of fuel for your BBQ is a tough decision, but a decision that affects the foods quality, taste, and flavour.
Really the decision is speed vs flavour. Does there need to be the instant flames of the gas BBQ or is the heavenly taste of a charcoal flame BBQ worth that extra time to wait for the heat.
Fantastic Mr BBQ
The Benefits of barbecuing…especially with charcoal
- Cooking Heat
As charcoal grill produces more heat and there is no maximum temperature, that means you can crank it up to as hot as you need, within certain limits, of course. Sear that juice into the steak!
A charcoal BBQ is versatile and multi-purpose. Charcoal produces both direct infrared and indirect heat. Depending on the grill style and design you are using, you can grill, smoke, and sear your food or however your heart desires.
- Incredible Flavor
When using direct heat on a charcoal BBQ, the food drippings instantly vaporize into a wonderful smoky flavour.
- Juicier Meats
Charcoal placed below food cooks it using infrared heat, which results in less moisture loss when compared with other types of heat transfer. Yes, juicy chicken, not dry chicken!
- Lower fat consumption
Unlike kitchen cooking with pans, BBQ grilling dissolves excess fats from your food, maintaining a healthy cholesterol level.
The flavour of barbecued meat is undoubtedly the main reason we grill our meals in the summertime. But did you know…cooking meat on a BBQ grill can preserve essential vitamins. Yes there are health benefits to BBQ’s!
- Outside Fun
Barbequing comes with the opportunity of outdoor fun with friends and family making us make the best of the day.
BBQ Huts…the reason and the answer!
BBQ is the best outdoor food activity. Nothing can interrupt your BBQ experience…unless it rains. Which is quite a high probability, in the UK. For protecting your BBQ fun, a BBQ Hut is available for you to keep enjoying your BBQ no matter what the weather. So, what are you waiting for then! Order a BBQ hut, clean that grill, lay some charcoal, and go, get that steak…other food stuffs are available.