So, you’ve decided to throw your first Barbeque. If you’re a new renter and have just moved into your home you’ll want to show it off a bit and what better way to do that is to have a party, complete with grilled to perfection meats and veggies.
Technically, barbequing is the art of slow cooking meat in a smoker, but that’s the advanced version of what you’ll want to attempt on your first day out. Grilling, or cooking over an open flame, is what you’ll want to do. This can be a daunting task for those of us who have never attempted it.
Actually, it’s a lot easier than you think. Decide what kind of grill to purchase and then what to cook.!
Charcoal vs. Gas: This is an age old question and people usually fall into one camp or the other. Charcoal enthusiasts swear that the taste of meats grilled using gas is inferior to that of meats using charcoal. Gas enthusiasts swear by the easy set-up and quick cleaning that gas provides. In the end, both will grill just fine, but you’ll need to decide what’s more important to you…taste or convenience.
The Food: What you cook at a barbeque will probably depend on what region of the country you’re from, but there are a few staples you can’t go wrong with. Hot dogs, the Fourth of July favorite, are great for kids. Burgers, steaks, and chicken will suffice for adults (check out different recipes for spices and rubs for different flavors). If you’ve got vegetarians in the mix you’ll want to grill some veggies like corn or vegetable shish kabobs. These will also work well as side dishes.
Now, all you need is a few cold drinks and a few friends and you’re on your way!
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