6 tips for the perfect barbecue

Whether with friends or family, having a barbecue is always a good idea to get together and have fun outdoors. It is a way of cooking that began millennia ago and that we continue to practice today.

Although cooking on a barbecue seems simple, if we do it without the necessary preparation and instruments, it can be disastrous. Here we offer you a series of tips and tricks for preparing a barbecue.

For many, barbecuing is a passion and an ideal cooking technique if the goal is to enjoy an outdoor meal with family and friends. But before you set fire to the powder, take note of the following tips to make sure everything goes smoothly.


Calculate between 300 and 500 grams of meat per person. On top of that, add a serving of green foods, such as potatoes, eggplant or asparagus and, why not, lettuce.
BBQs. The first thing you need to ask yourself is whether you want to use wood or charcoal.

Wood or vine shoots require continuous feeding, and meat takes longer to cook, but is much tastier and healthier. On the other hand, the embers of charcoal keep longer and do not vary in their heating power.


The thicker the better; stainless steel is cleaner. Also provide several utensils: long tongs to turn the pieces, gloves to move the grill and an iron to fan the embers.

If you are going to use wood or vine shoots, place some newspaper with some wood chips and pine cones and light the fire until you get a good flame. and add the wood.

Meat preparation.

Before placing it on the grill, leave it at room temperature for at least an hour before grilling. The charcoal should be gray or off-white on top and bright red below.


Let the meat roast gently, do not touch it and only turn it when it is cooked. Start with the small pieces (chorizo, black pudding…) and leave the large pieces for the end.

Salt and spices.

Once the meat is cooked, season it with salt, black pepper and aromatic herbs, so that it retains its juices and is tastier. Or you can even add a sauce.

If you want to add a special flavor to your barbecue, marinate the meat for a few hours the night before.


Be careful as they burn out quickly. A fantastic option is to present them as skewers.

* Presse Santé strives to transmit health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE, the information given can not replace the advice of a health professional.

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