WHAT IS GRILLING?
The fire burns through the juicy piece of beef and fat drips on to the sizzling fire with a hissing sound. The smell of the grilled meat flows in the air. Is your mouth already watering reading about grilled meat? Be it at home or a party, people, especially children, love to eat grilled meat in different forms. Some may prefer a grilled patty in their burgers while others like grilled peri-peri chicken. If you are asked to define grilling, what would be your answer? Your all question solved BBQPEOPLES. What is grilling? Grilling involves cooking food using dry heat from various directions. You can apply heat from the bottom, or the tops or from the sides. This form of cooking requires a significantly large amount of direct heating where heat is transferred by radiation. As you can guess, the cooking temperature is very high, around 260◦C. This means your food is prepared very quickly so you better keep an eye on it while cooking or your perfectly cooked beef may turn into roaring flames! Cooking food with oil may lead to health problems like heart diseases. This is why grilled food is a good alternative for oily food. However, the high temperature removes fat and moisture from the meat and leaves the meat drier. But what produces the unique taste of grilled food? Food cooked in temperature higher than 155◦C usually undergoes a series of reactions called the Maillard reaction. It involves the proteins and sugars in the food to turn brown and add a beautiful flavor to the food. What is the use of a grill? A grill is used for grilling food and it consists of an open rack or grate over a heating source. The heating source can be charcoal, fuel, gas or electricity. Initially, heat is transferred to food by radiation and later, by conduction through the grill pan. Methods of grilling: There are different methods of grilling used in different countries. Some methods are as follows: · When the food to be grilled is below the heat source, it is called broiling. · Gridiron · Overhead grill · Charbroiling, · Flattop grilling Health hazards of grilling and its solution: There are some health risks involving grilled food. Cooking at such high temperatures can lead to the formation of carcinogens such as benzopyrenes, heterocyclic amines, etc. It means grilling beef, poultry, pork or fish and eating them may increase risks of cancer. How to reduce such risks? Marinating your food may help prevent these carcinogens from forming. How to grill: Now that you know what grilling is, the next step is to learn how to use a grill. · If you are a beginner, do some research and choose the right grill with desirable features for you. · Read the manual to learn how to use it. · Now, you are ready to cook. Start the fire and let the grill to warm up. Meanwhile, marinate your meat and then put it on the grate. Flip the meat when it is halfway done. · Keep the food monitored to avoid undercooking or overcooking. Conclusion: Your delicious grill is ready to be served! Relish every bite of the warm, juicy beef and get absorbed in its luscious flavors. Thanks To vingle for posting.