In this hands-on class, you will learn which cuts of meat are appropriate for grilling and
how to cook them such that they are juicy and tender and not raw or tough as shoe
leather. Because the cooking times are so short, the margin of error for this style of
cooking is very narrow. I will teach you the tips, tricks and traps of grilling such that you
can throw a party that will be the talk of the neighborhood for some time to come.
It's not all about the meat; you will learn how to grill vegetables, roast stuffed tomatoes,
bake desserts, and the art of grilling pizzas. Yes, pizzas! Why heat up your house in the
summer when you already have a great cook station in your own backyard?
You will learn how to turn tough “peasant” meats into juicy tender mouth-watering
explosions of delight. This style of cooking requires an investment of time, patience and
a smoker, but you and your family and guests will be amazed and bragging about your
creations for weeks. We will discuss and select the cuts appropriate for Bar-B-Queing,
as well as their preparation prior to cooking, including cutting, brining, marinating with
rubs, mop sauces, and more. If you do not have a smoker, I will show you how to build a
makeshift smoker that will do just fine. I will also demonstrate the use of a stovetop
smoker, well-suited for quick smoking of small delicate meats such a shrimp, fish,
chicken and sausage.
There is little more tantalizing than the smell of smoldering wood drifting about your
neighborhood, driving your neighbors crazy with jealousy. This class is well-suited for
groups of up to 6 people.
Contact us to book your fun series (two days) of outdoor cooking.
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|Mastering the Fiery and Flavorful Art of Grilling and BBQ:
Two-session series: June 9th & 16th, 9am-1pm
A student grilling his first pizza
Many confuse Bar-B-Que with grilling. The
two techniques are as different as spinach
and ice cream. Grilling is fast cooking small
tender meats at or above 550 degrees F,
while BBQ is slow cooking larger and
tougher meats at temperatures not
exceeding 250 degrees F, hopefully with a
lot of smoke involved.
In a rush but want a tasty meal? Grill it! Grill
the entire meal. In the time it takes for the
grill to get hot, you can do all the prep
needed to prepare a great meal for your
family and friends.