Grill vs BBQ
Smoking: is one of the common techniques and hickory wood is one of the popular types of wood used to lend a unique flavour. The meat or fish absorbs the flavours from the smoke of the wood. Most home barbecue grills use charcoal.Marinades: use them to soak your meat before you cook it. Typically contain vinegar or some form of oil.
Rubs: what you pat on to the meat before you cook it. Dry rubs usually contain spices or herbs or salts (and sugar too). The pores of the meat open up during the cooking process allowing the meat to absorb the flavoursSauces: Mustard, vinegar and tomato are some of the standard ingredients that you will find in BBQ sauces. The sauce is usually an accompaniment once the meat has been cooked.
The equipment: Charcoal grills tend to be quite popular with first-time buyers; you can choose a size that works for you depending on whether you have a large backyard (in which case even a larger gas-powered grill might work) or an apartment balcony. Quite a few Indian brands also offer a ‘smoker’ that is ideally suited for slow cooked meat or vegetables. And of course there are budget and size friendly table top or portable grills that might just work for your next outdoor trip.
About Ashwin RajagopalanI am the proverbial slashie - a content architect, writer, speaker and cultural intelligence coach. School lunch boxes are usually the beginning of our culinary discoveries.That curiosity hasn’t waned. It’s only got stronger as I’ve explored culinary cultures, street food and fine dining restaurants across the world. I’ve discovered cultures and destinations through culinary motifs. I am equally passionate about writing on consumer tech and travel.