What can beat the taste and thick, smoky aroma of a BBQ? However, it’s important to pay attention to the way we barbecue to ensure the food is healthy enough for all – children included!
Generally speaking, people mostly barbecue meat products. Barbecuing melts meat fat, therefore it’s perfect for weight-watchers. It also boosts the natural flavors of meat and improves its health qualities. Yet aside from that, fish, vegetables, fruit and cheese are also perfectly suited to barbecuing. But let’s first focus on meat seeing that its preparation requires more time due to marinating and roasting considerations.
Marinating requires the highest quality spices. You can prepare your own mixtures or buy readymade spice blends that do not contain monosodium glutamate (MSG); those are the healthiest, and although MSG (E621) enhances taste, it also leads to obesity and can cause headaches. One should remember that some spice blends contain salt, therefore, don’t go over-the-top when spicing the meat – spices are there to emphasize taste, not to mask it!
When deciding how long to marinate, consider both the origin and texture of the meat. Lamb, pork, beef and venison should be marinated one day earlier to prevent the meat becoming too ‘gamy’. A few hours is usually enough time to marinate chicken and other poultry meat products, and remember that marinated meat should always be kept in the fridge.
For the best BBQ results one needs top quality meat. At Befsztyk.pl we are proud that our online store on supplies customers in Warsaw and beyond with the best meat available. This includes delicious lamb sausages, fresh meat (steaks and hamburgers), marinated pork neck, chicken nuggets, chicken wings, pancetta and ham steaks. Further, try our sensational homemade marinades which are available in three flavors: herbal, spicy Mexican and mild barbecue. All of them, of course, are MSG free.
Marinated meat does not require too much barbecuing time, hence it’s less affected by the chemical processes that might occur during combustion. It’s important to consider both the quality and origin of the charcoal before barbecuing. Equally, it’s vital to also think of method and timing when cooking meat, not to mention what to serve it with. Fresh greens, for instance, not only neutralize fats and fight free radicals, but also contain vitamins such as B6, B12 and folic acid that are essential for blood vessels. Eating both veggies and salads should be a part of your barbecue routine, while a brisk walk after will keep you in shape after eating that tasty rib-eye.
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