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Women Can Grill Too

Since barbecue was discovered by man, it has always been dominated by the male species. It seems that guys have taken it upon themselves to be the one assigned for grilling duties. Donned in his cooking apron, he takes a generous slab of meat and places it using his newly polished cooking utensils on his grill, an image that resembles the early men who discovered fire. While waiting for the meat to be ready, he opens a can of beer and chat with his buddies, usually about the latest sports news. Well girls, let me tell you one thing: you don’t need a Y chromosome to be the grill master (in this case, mistress.)

Women can also be the one to prepare the barbecue. Now, why in the world would you take over the only area where you can actually get your husband or boyfriend to cook for you? Well, cooking outdoors on a nice warm sunny day is surely better than being trapped in your kitchen. You also don’t have to wait for your man to arrive before getting your barbecue started. Grilled food is also a lot easier to prepare than other dishes, so it won’t give you too much trouble.

Dreamland Barbeque Sauce

I must say, the name of this sauce recipe is truly applicable for its taste. Try this one out on your next barbeque party.

The Dreamland Barbeque Sauce consists of a can tomato puree, 1/3 cup yellow mustard, 3 cups water, 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar, 1/4 dark corn syrup, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon dry mustard, 1 tablespoon paprika, 2 teaspoons ground red pepper, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, and a 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (whew!)

Whisk the tomato puree and mustard in a saucepan until smooth. Add the other ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer and stir occasionally. Voila, Dreamland Barbeque Sauce for your barbeque!

Maintenance Tips for your BBQ Smoker

A lot of traditionalists still go for the good old flavor of smoked barbeque because of the delectable smokey flavor and the tenderness of the meat. If you want to get serious about smoked barbeque then you should opt for a barbeque smoker. The moment you purchase your own smoker, you would have to put a great deal of care to maintain your equipment.

A barbeque smoker is a good investment for families who are fond of picnics and cookouts, you must likewise invest time for repairs, cleaning and repainting because a smoker that is cleaned regularly can give you the best tasting smoked barbeque.

To prevent your smoker from rusting you have to season it with oil from time to time. Coat the inside surface with any kind of oil and thereafter heat that oil to minimally high temperature at around 250 to 275 degrees Fahrenheit to allow it to seep into the metal surface. Clean the smoker immediately after use to avoid the build-up of ash because if it absorbs water it can cause rusting. If you see any rust formation, you need to scrub it out using a metal brush and after which you need to repaint the smoker with heat-resistant paint.

Cooking Mark Peels Brine

To make this special barbeque, the ingredients you need are:

- salt
- black pepper
- dried thyme
- sugar
- all spice
- whole cloves
- juniper berries
- bay leaves
- water

In a saucepan, mix all the ingredients except the water. Let it simmer for a few minutes before you turn off the heat.

When you have done this, allow your sauce to cool down. After some time, you can now mix it with your barbeque. For sure, your barbeque meat will be juicier and tastier with this sauce.

On Grilling Ribs

Before grilling ribsthe best preparation you can do is to have it pre-cooked first. This will ensure that your ribs are thoroughly cooked. Either simmer it for 20 minutes in water or put it in water and place it on a microwave on high for 20 minutes.

When grilling, be sure to brush ribs generally with barbeque sauce. This will make sure grilled ribs will be much tastier. Keep the grill’s fire on medium, too much heat may burn your ribs.

Catfish BBQ

For the fish dish enthusiast, here’s a barbecue recipe just for you. You just need some catfish fillets in serving-size pieces and some of the usual ingredients used in cooking a barbecue dish: condiments like ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, dark brown sugar and vinegar.

Just arrange the fillets in a shallow baking container and then mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Let the mixture stay in the refrigerator for fifteen minutes, then grill the fish fillets. Arrange the fish in a serving tray and spread the barbecue mixture on the dish liberally.

Rotisserie Cooking

Rotisserie cooking is said to be the earliest cooking method know to man. It is commonly referred to as “spit roasting” because the meat is skewered in metal bars known as “spits.” This type of grilling involves rotating the spit while the meat is exposed to a heat source. Generally, the rotation of the skewer is supposed to be slow paced to ensure that the surface of the meat is cooked properly and allows the meat to baste on its own juices. This is a great way to cook your meat because it produces a crispy crust and absorb that smoked flavor.

To get started on rotisserie cooking, you must first gather the necessary equipment that will provide optimum roasting. Different grills have particular attachments so you better get a spit that is compatible to your grill. Although it seems a good idea at first glance, putting a hot fire under your food is not the way to go. The items for rotisserie cooking are generally large so your food will get close to the fire. To avoid ugly flare-ups, place a drip pan underneath the food. Use a meat thermometer to determine the cooking time.