When the charcoal is totally
coated with ash, arrange them properly, maintaining an even heat.
Next step is to put the cooking grates on top of the charcoal.
Now you can prepare your food for grilling. Be careful that the
charcoal does not touch the grates to avoid too much heat coming
to the food.
Apply some air flow while grilling
to maintain the heat of the charcoal. You can use a portable
fan or simply anything to maintain the right flame. If flare
should occur, transfer the food to any part of the grate and
stop applying air. The flames will subside and again position
the food evenly on the grate.
For safety purposes, avoid direct
contact with the grate because it is extremely hot and it might
burn you. Long handled tools and long barbecue sticks are recommended
for protecting you from the heat. Also keep away all flammable
materials near the grills.
Always clean your grilling equipment
after use to avoid having rust and insects. Wash thoroughly with
liquid soap and keep them dry. Remove ashes from the tray.
Pork is the most common meat
grilled and has the best taste. One of the most important ingredients
to achieve a delicious taste of grilled pork is the sauce. Keep
in mind sauce that contains sugar easily burns. It is important
that you put sauce on your food after 10 to 20 minutes of grilling.
Never boil your food to be grilled
because it will lessen the flavor. The best way to grill the
pork is slowly with indirect heat. For best results, chop the
meat to an inch or thicker. Apply some oil to achieve juiciness
and tenderness of the meat.
With so many different foods
available for grilling, we have a recipe, which you can try for
grilling. This is the Chicken Teriyaki Burgers accompanied by
Red Onions and Grilled Pineapple. This recipe is Asian inspired,
with a little variation on the American burger.
The grilled onions ingredients
1 Red onion, cut ½ inch
½cup white wine
1teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
1teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
2tablespoons of olive oil
1teaspoon lemon juice
For the burgers, here are the
4slices white bread, crusts
removed and cubed
3tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1pound of ground chicken or turkey
3tablespoons onion, finely diced
1clove of garlic, minced
1teaspoon parsley, fresh chopped
1teaspoon sesame oil
1egg, slightly beaten
½ teaspoon iodized salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
3 to 4drops hot sauce
For the grilled pineapple, here
are the ingredients:
1small pineapple rings, drained
1teaspoon freshly crushed peppercorns
¼teaspoon iodized salt
Olive oil spray
Grilled food allows us to achieve
the mouth-watering taste of our favorite meat. You can always
add some variety to your grilled meat.