Over hot charcoal embers, smokers or gas fired grills, barbecue and grilling cooks will be all over the place this weekend.
This year, I'm taking it easy with simple and fast cooking, easy clean up too. But the best part, delicious barbecue flavor.
True barbecue as we know it, is cooked over a long period and over a slow heat – Grilling is fast cooking, turning every few minutes on each side and basting with a marinade that leaves a barbecue taste. Basting the meats with mopping sauce further enhances the flavor and leaves a barbecue essence on the palate. Basting the meat during the quick cooking time also helps to keep it moist as it lays on an added layer of goodness. And as you may notice, I always bring the marinade to a good boil when using it as a baste or mop solution. It's been mingling with raw meat for goodness sake.
Here are two recipes I hope you will enjoy…