A tip for barbecuing
When you think about barbecue, what do you think of first? Which aspects of barbecue are important, which are essential, and which ones can you take or leave? You be the judge.
Here’s a basic tip for barbecuing…
When cooking out with a gas grill it is seldom necessary to use the highest setting except when cooking with the lid up. Even then, with a good cooker, it is doubtful you will ever need to set it higher than medium.
I find that food cooked over medium heat with the lid down as much as possible during the cooking time is best. Cooking on the highest setting usually produces meat that is too dry.
The only exception to this rule is when cooking steaks. When cooking Porterhouse, Rib, or Sirloin I want the lid up and the heat high so that the flames from the gas lick the meat.
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The drawback of using a gas grill is that it imparts absolutely no flavor to the meat. To achieve the barbecue taste you might want to try adding a bit of hickory flavoring or ‘liquid smoke’ to half of a cup of cooking oil directly on the meat just before it is ready to serve. The meat will flame and char, giving it that semblance of barbecue taste.
I also want flame-up because I like the flavor of a steak kissed by flame. Liquid Smoke is a product that is made by burning hickory chips and condensing the smoke into a liquid form. The liquid is then scrubbed and filtered to remove all impurities.
It’s used to flavor meat poultry and seafood. Use sparingly as liquid smoke is very concentrated and a few drops can go a long way. You can buy it in most grocery stores in the Barbecue and steak sauce section.