View Full Version : God and BBQ’s
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 12:08am
God must exist, because how else can we explain BBQ season after a long, cold winter?
So, what is your favourite meal to make on the barbecue? Mine are probably the standards (steak, hamburgers, etc.), but I also enjoy less-traditional fare – salmon, pizza, and so on.
Also – propane or coals? Propane is easier, but coals make it taste so much better.
(OK, so this topic really has nothing to do with God, but I just wanted to add to the number of current topics on the subject. :p )
Let the heated debate begin. :D
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 12:11am
I use propane, because then I'm less likely to set myself on fire (which has happened more than once).
I like burgers, lamb and sausages.
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 12:11am
Thank you Splunge for helping to keep everything in perspective!
Further proof of an All-Loving God...the existence of that picture in your profile :eek: .
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 2:33am
I'm a pork chop man, myself. And steaks - big, thick, juicy, well-seasoned (no steak sauce - it's EVIL), steaks. (Medium - none of that well-done or rare crap for me!)
Propane and coals are fine in a pinch, but I prefer to cook over a nice wood fire in a big "pit" bbq. Mesquite, if at all possible.
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 3:22am
Cubed pieces of lamb skewered on a branch of rosemary. Delicious.
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 4:11am
i don't eat food processed through barbaric manner.
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 4:30am
Uber-rare steaks dude. I don't know why, but I could eat 'em still alive :)
Propane. No reason really.
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 4:49am
I'm with Falstaff on the fuel thing, gotta be wood. Though once I've cut down all the trees within a 100 kilometre radius I guess I'll move to coals.
As for the food, anything meat (including fish), and onion. Preferably a form of chops, steaks or sausages but drumsticks and other boned chicken pieces are fine. Medium-well done of course - just this side of charcoal.
people person-i eat people
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 5:15am
when i go to bbqs i take the usual lamb, steak and maybe pork chops, but i have to have my favourite meat of them all: SAUSAGES mmmmm :)
and yes i use propane
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 6:21am
Gotta be charcoal or wood. Anything else is not BBQing, its just cooking on a stove outside.
Any kind of pork with homemade BBQ sauce.
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 6:51am
people person - that depends on what sort of sausage it is. Has to be really good ones with some actual meat in them, not cheapo ones full of filling and gristle.
Since moving recently, I now need to start to search for a local butcher who does really good sausages.
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 7:02am
Mmmm BBQ! My favorite! Now, let's see. Steaks are a must for BBQ, nice, tender rib-eyes or T-Bones, which have to be medium well. Anything else is way too juicy for me. I also love ribs. Pork or beef, I don't care. And, only my grandmother knows how to make this, but it's boneless beef ribs that she marinates in BBQ sauce and cooks on the stove. Man, to date, it's been the best BBQ I've ever tasted.
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 7:33am
They don't let me play with the BBQ anymore. Damn fire marshals, think they're so high and mighty...
/me starts grumbling
Unsafe usage of fire my flank steak. He wants unsafe fire, I'll show him unsafe fire... :flaming: :flaming: :flaming: :flaming: :flaming: :flaming: :flaming: :flaming:
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 10:12am
I like steaks on the rare side. If it's not half alive, I'm not interested. Sausages are o.k, but I really like pork chops and lamb. mmm.
As for fuel, I use coals.
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 12:11pm
I think charcoal tastes better, but I have a gas grill. Charcoal takes too long to get going too.
Splunge, did you say you cook pizza on your grill? Or did I read that wrong? If so :eek:
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 2:53pm
I'm with Sir Bel, charcoal probably tastes better, but my natural gas grill is quicker and easier to to use. No propane for me, those bottles are too much trouble to mess with.
Burgers, steak, pork chops, boneless chicken breasts, and sausages are all good. Usually, we just do burgers and/or chicken breasts.
And pizza???? How do you do that?
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 3:01pm
Coal, anything else isnt really barbecue. As for what I like to prepare on the grill is a big slab of marinated pork the way to go. A slab of pork the size of a large pizza and a tiny dash of potato sallad makes for a perfect meal.
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 3:17pm
@ Bel and BigStick:
Yep - pizza! :) A neighbor at our cottage told us about that one. We just buy pre-made, unbaked pizza (surprisingly enough, one of our grocery stores - Sobey's/IGA - makes excellent pizza), place it on one of those disposable aluminum pie plates, punch holes in the pie plate to let the excess oil drip through (do this before you put the pizza on it :D ), and throw it on the grill. Takes anywhere from 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the pizza and level of heat (don't have it too high, or the crust will burn). Lift the edges every so often to check the outer underside of the crust. It's ready when the crust is lightly brown and the cheese is melted. Delicious, and a nice, slightly crispy crust. :D
So, thus far, people are sticking mostly with the basics. Any other unusual BBQ ideas?
(Oh yeah, on propane vs coal - we use propane in the city, but at the lake, we use charcoal, since we're never in a rush. Oddly, everybody else at the lake uses propane - we get lots of abuse for our insistence on using coal. :D )
(Edit re coal and Rally's comment below: we use an electric coil to heat the coals - I agree that starter fluid is awful.)
[ April 22, 2004, 15:33: Message edited by: Splunge ]
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 3:24pm
Technically, y'all are talking about GRILLING. While this bastardized usage has become common enough to appear in dictionaries, "Barbecue" refers to the process of slow cooking seasoned meat and finishing it with a sauce (or the edible end product, of course).
Hardwood charcoal makes the best fuel for grilling, followed by propane. Those nasty petroleum-soaked briquettes aren't even on the radar screen. :mad: As for food - yes. Anything tastes better when cooked outdoors. Steaks, chops, sausages, leg o' lamb, turkey, pizza, veggies, fruit...
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 4:14pm
Soya(soja?) Saucages. Gotta love them. If not that, it would be bread for the saucages. :D
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 4:54pm
Splunge, do you ever make DESSERT on the grill, or roasted potatoes? Try making up some packets in double thicknesses of aluminium foil and tucking them into the coals:
* Whole sweet onions (Vidalia, Walla Walla, etc.), peeled and rubbed with bit of oil
* Apples that have been cored, then the holes filled with a mixture of butter, brown sugar, raisins, nuts, and spices
* Potatoes or yams, pricked and rubbed with oil
* Stone fruit (peaches, plums, apricots), halved and pits removed, with sugar, butter, and spices. Leave these on the grates and serve over ice cream later.
Is that different enough for you? :roll: ;) :D
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 5:22pm
Besides various pieces of meat, I also like banana desserts from the BBQ. Just put a banana on the BBQ to get it nice and warm, put whiped cream on it, with a bit of brown sugar and some Cointreau (orange liqueur) and you have yourself a delicious dessert when barbecueing.
[ April 22, 2004, 19:42: Message edited by: Mesmero ]
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 5:40pm
Hmm - BBQ'd desserts - now THAT's different! :D
Yes, I've tried the roasted potatoes. Grilled veggies are nice, too. We have a metal tray with holes, and grill them uncovered in that.
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 9:29pm
I just ate a wonderful grilled steak. So tender a plastic knife cut with the slightest of pressure.
I dont understand what you people have against starter fluid!. When you grill stuff outside on a charcoal grill it is supposed to taste like coal and starter fluid! Thats the beauty of it! Half a bottle of starter fluid per grilling occasion. Electric coil thingies are for pussies.
PS: I tend to use the word barbecue in English instead of grilling because grilling feels so "Swenglish", ie grilla is the word in Swedish, which probably is borrowed from English. Or it could of course be a really ancient word which hasnt changed meaning since the two languages split apart. I bet those viking raiders loved to sit outside in the spring grilling their meat and drinking their mead.
Fri, 23rd Apr '04, 12:08am
Also – propane or coals? Propane is easier, but coals make it taste so much better.Both. Plus some paper and assorted poles and sticks so that it finally started burning :shake:
Sausage be my choice. Shashlik next. Followed by salmon slices.
Fri, 23rd Apr '04, 11:32am
Souvlaki, tuna steaks, sardines, squid, pork sausages, spareribs, hamburgers.
As for the fuel: I only use charcoal. It doesnt't take too long when you use lawnmower fuel or 85% ethanol to start the fire... :D
Fri, 23rd Apr '04, 11:53am
Mesmero - Grilling bananas must be a European thing...I'd never heard of it until a few friends from the UK came over for dinner. They brought bananas that we cooked on the grill, mixed in whipped cream, nuts and chocolate sauce. It was fantastic!!!
I'll have to try it with the Cointreau & brown sugar.
The Kilted Crusader
Fri, 23rd Apr '04, 10:54pm
A nice kebab! (I just spent a short spell in Glasgow, kingdom of kebabs ;) )
Master of Nuhn
Fri, 23rd Apr '04, 11:53pm
Things I'd like to grill on charcoal:
Burn them all black, so you won't have to eat them.
Sat, 24th Apr '04, 12:34am
dogs taste great on the bbq mmmm but cats and birds are a bit iffy