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Next, we will review the techniques and principals of outdoor cooking that are universal to whatever method of grill barbecue pit you choose. In order to do this, we have broken the process into several basic areas which will be discussed . . . . Study Hard!
Lesson # 1 - Seasoning The Grill
Lesson # 2 - Seasoning The Meat
Lesson # 3 - Temperature Of The Fire
Lesson # 4 - Open or Closed Cooking
Lesson # 5 - Time vs. Temperature
Lesson # 6 - When Do I Turn The Meat?
Lesson # 7 - When Is The Meat Done?
With all of this talk, I'm getting hungry and believe that it is now time to find out some of the things we can cook! In this third basic area, we will discuss the basic cooking techniques for both Grilling and Barbecuing which are distinctly different types of outdoor cooking.
Cooking Basics - Grilling
Entree #1 - Burgers
Entree #2 - Hot Dogs
Entree #3 - Chicken Breasts
Entree #4 - Chicken Quarters
Entree #5 - Pork Chops
Entree #6 - Fish
Entree #7 - Steaks
Cooking Basics - Barbecuing
Entree #1 - Whole Chicken
Entree #2 - Sausage
Entree #3 - Pork Tenderloin
Entree #4 - Brisket
Entree #5 - Whole Turkey
Entree #6 - Baby Back Ribs
We have already tossed out several terms which we would like to clarify. If you have some extra time, you may want to review Barbecue'n On The Internet's Glossary for many commonly used terms of outdoor cooking. Grilling and Barbecuing are different and distinct in the way each method of cooking meat and vegetables. . . . . . . . For the short course:
"Grilling" involves cooking over high direct heat [350 degree + heat directly below the food]. Smoke and heat pass by as the food is frequently turned. On the other end of the spectrum is "Smoking" is done at low indirect heat [90 to 110 degree heat and smoke being delivered to the meat left to the advanced chefs and professionals]. "Barbecuing", on the other hand lies in between.
Therefore, the two basic types of outdoor cooking utilized by most backyard chefs consist of grilling and barbecuing. Each has its place and each is useful for cooking different types of food.
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