With the arrival of Chris’s parents, we decided to have our first proper barbecue in Arizona. The term for the thing we did gets complicated. I will let wikipedia do some of the explaining:
“In general British usage, barbecuing refers to a fast cooking process done directly over high heat, while grilling refers to cooking under a source of direct, moderate-to-high heat—known in the United States as broiling. In American English usage, grilling refers to a fast process over high heat while barbecuing refers to a slow process using indirect heat or hot smoke, similar to some forms of roasting. In a typical U.S. home grill, food is cooked on a grate directly over hot charcoal, while in a U.S. barbecue the coals are dispersed to the sides or at a significant distance from the grate.”
We decided to do the fast cooking process over high heat i.e. bbq/grilling/cooking out/whatever you want to call it.
It went beautifully. The first time we did marinated chicken breasts from Whole Foods, jacket potatoes and corn on the cob. The corn was extremely cheap and extremely delicious. It must have been in season.
We enjoyed our first go so much, we decided to cook out one more time before they left and tried burgers this time, which also worked out beautifully. We will definitely be doing this more often now that we have a bit more experience. Previously, we had only used the grills available at our own complex to make chicken tikka for curries.
Here’s a short video of the fun: