6 tips for a perfect barbecue

Whether with friends or family, a barbecue is always a good way to get together and have fun outdoors. It’s a way of cooking that began thousands of years ago and that we still practice today.

Although cooking on a grill seems easy, it can be disastrous if we do it without the necessary preparations and tools. Here we offer you a number of tips and tricks for preparing the barbecue.

For many, grilling is a passion and an ideal cooking technique when it comes to dining al fresco with family and friends. But before you light the powder, consider the following tips to ensure everything runs smoothly.


Calculate between 300 and 500 grams of meat per person. In addition, add a portion of green foods such as potatoes, aubergines or asparagus and, why not, lettuce.
Grilling. The first thing 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 glow of the charcoal lasts longer and does not change in its heat output.


The thicker the better; Stainless steel is cleaner. Also have some utensils ready: long tongs to turn the pieces, gloves to move the grill and an iron to light the embers.

If using wood or vine shoots, put in some newspaper with some wood shavings and pine cones and light the fire until you get a good flame. and add the wood.

meat preparation.

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


Let the meat roast gently, do not touch it and only turn it when it is done. Start with the small pieces (chorizo, black pudding…) and leave the big pieces last.

salt and spices.

Once the meat is cooked, season it with salt, black pepper, and aromatic herbs to keep it juicy and tastier. Or you can even add a sauce.

If you want to give your grill a special touch, 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 convey health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE can the information given replace the advice of a doctor.

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