There are many ways to prepare food, oven, stovetop, electric grill, microwave and the barbecue are some of the more common cooking tools. One of the healthiest ways to cook is on a BBQ, as a lot of the fats drip off the foods. You can barbecue in any season, whether it be summer, spring, fall or winter.
Enjoying BBQ’s Food While Travelling
The smell of meats barbecuing is enough to make anyone hungry for that great flavor. Whether you are renting a cottage, villa, houseboat, mobile home or going away to a destination, usually at some point you will be eating some sort of food that has been cooked on a BBQ.
Jamaica is well known for cooking jerk chicken on the beach at most of their resorts. The Greeks are known for grilling kebabs and fish. Places like macau is famous for its casinos but also its food which makes it more exciting.
How to Choose the Right BBQ
When barbecuing at home there are several styles of barbecues to choose from such as:
There are certain criteria to consider when choosing the right BBQ, such as:
- BTU rating,
- Energy type
- Cooking space
- Quality of the BBQ
There are barbecues to suit every taste. Choosing the right BBQ is an individual choice. Different styles of BBQ’s can result in different tastes in food. Some people prefer the old style of charcoal for that great BBQ taste. The location of where you would like to place your BBQ also comes into play when selecting the right BBQ. The purpose of the use of a BBQ can also make a difference to which type you should select.
What are the different types of BBQ’s?
There are many different types of barbecues such as;
- Charcoal BBQ: This is a classic BBQ that seems to be making a comeback. It uses charcoal which can be purchased in the form of pieces or briquettes from many stores. Charcoal pieces heat up and are easier lit than briquettes. However, briquettes last longer. Charcoal BBQ’s can only be used outdoors and usage in high winds is not recommended.
- Gas BBQ: There are propane gas BBQs and natural gas BBQs. Propane BBQ’s utilize a refillable tank, whereas natural gas BBQs are directly connected to the house gas supply. Propane BBQs are portable and can be moved around the yard, whereas natural gas BBQs are not portable and must remain in the area closest to the house gas line. Gas BBQs heat up quickly, can be temperature controlled and are simple to use. This type of BBQ can only be used outside.
- Electric BBQ: Powered by electricity with no fire required, the food is cooked by using heated grill plates. This type of BBQ is portable and can be used indoors or outdoors. Electric BBQ’s can be used in places where gas and charcoal grills cannot.
- Portable Grills: The portable grills is popular for those who wish to transport their BBQ from one place to another, like the park, family and friends’ homes or even a tailgate party.
The Advantages of using a BBQ as a Cooking Style
There are many advantages to using a BBQ to cook your foods. One of the biggest advantages is the health factor. It is much healthier to cook foods on a grill; they can be portable and can be used at any time of the year.