Get Your Grill On

To grill is to cook food by applying dry heat on the surface of the food. Grilling is a fast way of cooking food by exposing it to a huge amount of direct, radiant heat. In order to start grilling, one needs either a grill or a grill pan.

Transfer of heat during grilling is done through thermal radiation and direct conduction. Thermal radiation happens when using a grill while direct conduction happens when using a pan or griddle.

Types of grills

1. The Charcoal Grill

As it’s name suggests, charcoal is used to make the fire. The charcoal can be in form of lump charcoal or briquettes. Charcoal grills are convenient because they are readily available and come in all shapes and sizes. Though it gives the food a rich flavour, its downside is that it hard to clean and requires a little more practice to get it going.

2. The Gas Grill

This grill is powered by propane which is bought in a cylinder and is readily available in local stores. A match isn’t needed to light this grill as you can easily light it by turning the knobs. Maintenance is easy since easy to clean.
Foods that can be cooked on the grill
Meat is the most recommended food for grilling. Steaks can be done by seasoning with salt and pepper or you can go all out by marinating. Cooking meat with bones takes longer than boneless meat. This however makes meat get a rich and deep flavour. Grilling chicken is more complicated but once you learn to do it right, the results are amazing. The secret is to always provide extra moisture for the chicken.
Seafood is also a great food for grilling moreso because grilling eliminates the seafood odours. To achieve the best results, it is recommended that you always scrape and oil the grill since seafood tends to be sticky due to low fat.
Grilled vegetables and fruits increases their deliciousness but requires extra attention due to their high chance of burning.
Bread has for long been grilled in many forms ranging from toasted buns to pizza. It requires a clean and oiled grill so as not to stick.
Grilling is considered a healthy cooking method because the food retains its nutrients and excess fat is burned off.

The magic of grilled ribs

We all love food and
beverages and we often praises cooks who make the best food. So much so that
cooking just right is considered even a magic of some sort. That is not
something new; just remember the last time your mind was blown away by the
taste of something delicious.


Many people love ribs cooked on a grill. However, little do they know
that it is not an easy thing to do. It takes precision, patient. While it is
not something too hard to do, capturing that perfect taste that you are seeking
to find needs some precision. However, once you capture it people will call it
the magic, but you would know that it was the science all along.


science of grilled ribs


To create and capture
that exact taste you are looking for there are steps you must follow. First of
all getting the best kind of ribs. I would recommend a baby back ribs. The
tender aroma, unforgettable texture will capture your heart and stomach.
However just getting the right ingredients is not enough for our dinner, get
ready for some cooking tips and instructions.


First, you need
prepare the grill. You do not just turn it on and let it cook. No, no. that
really does not work. There are couple
of very important things you need to know. First of all, do not make it too
hot, you will unable to cook, be close to it and find the heat that you can
stand but don’t go higher than that. After it gets hot enough take towel, dip
it in oil and rub it on the parts where you are going to place the food to
grill. This is important, because if you forget doing so, food will be stuck on
the grill and will be hard to remove them.


Now that we are done with
preparing for the main show, let us actually start the one. Put the ribs on
bone side down, adjust the heat up to 300 Fahrenheit 150 Celsius and let it be
cooked for 30 minutes. Important key is to close the lit so that smoke will
work inside as much as possible.


Instructions are very easy
to follow but since grills differ from each other very much you are probably
going to need couple of tries before you create perfection, but if you follow
these instructions every time you cook it, it will be better and better.


Do not forget use the right temperature to grill ribs, keep the lid down
and wait for 30 minutes.


This will create taste so good that people will call it magic, but you
will know, that it is the science of grilled ribs .