One of the best things about barbequed meat is that you can really make it taste just how you want it. Each piece of meat is coated with a spice rub or bbq sauce, which will add flavor to your meat and add some extra color. The most common flavorings in bbq sauce include tomato paste, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
If you want to get really adventurous with your barbequed meat, try adding some spices and herbs into your sauce as you mix it. Some of the best combinations include:
Tarragon, rosemary and garlic. (This is a great marinade for chicken breasts.)
Orange juice and chili powder. (This works particularly well on pork chops or chicken thighs. You’ll find the orange and chili flavors complement each other very well.)
Ginger and soy sauce. (This works great on chicken or pork ribs and adds a delicious flavor to turkey meat.)
There are quite a few different techniques you can use to baste your meat with bbq sauce. If possible, baste it every time you turn the meat over, because this will help keep the meat moist and prevent any excess charring.
If you want to be really adventurous, try mixing some ingredients with the bbq sauce to cut the sweetness of the sauce. This might include worcestershire sauce, wine or peanut butter for extra flavor.
A great way to prepare your meat is to marinate it in a bbq sauce. The sauce will soak into the meat, tenderizing it and making it taste great. You should allow the meat to sit in the sauce for at least 8 hours (preferably overnight). If you’re going to cook the meat on a charcoal grill or smoker, then you’ll want to put the container with the marinade in a bowl; this will catch any bbq sauce that drips from your meat.
Homemade Memphis Style BBQ Sauce
Below I have listed ingredients to make a great tasting Memphis style BBQ sauce that is sure to make your meal quite tasty.
1 1/4 cups tomato sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbsp. vinegar
2 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
If you want your meat to have a little added crunch, make a dry rub. Rub some spices onto the outside of the meat and let it sit for an hour or two. Dry rubs can be made with a variety of seasonings, including:
It’s important to let your meat sit in the refrigerator for a few hours before putting it on the grill or smoker. This will stabilize the meat so you can make sure it cooks evenly and gets tender quickly. Make sure you put your meat in a plastic container or Ziploc bag after preparing it; otherwise, it will get moist and get moldy.
For many people around the world, barbequed meat is always a popular meal. For most people, this meal will be associated with the different spices and sauces they use. These different spices and sauces are usually created by the community to give their food a unique flavor. It can also create an identity for their culture as part of what makes them special. Try experimenting with some of the suggestions from this article to find the perfect blend of flavors that is perfect for your BBQ.