Did you ever wonder why the food you eat when you’re at a barbeque tastes so much better than when you cook it at home? It always has a very distinct taste that isn’t comparable to what you’d regularly find. Barbeque has risen to the next level though. If you’ve ever eaten brisket, pulled pork, or ribs that were smoked rather than grilled or oven-cooked, you’ll definitely be aware of the huge difference between smoked meat and anything else. Let’s just say there’s a very good reason as to why all the best restaurants shifted the cooking methods of their meat to smoking it.
Here are 3 reasons as to why everyone’s crazy about smoked meat right now:
There’s no doubt that smoking meat elevates the flavor found in the meat extraordinarily. It’s amazing how intense the taste is in comparison to other cooking methods of the same cut of meat. People keep trying to smoke their meat the same way because of how good it is. All the juiciness and flavor of the meat, as well as the seasoning is preserved inside the meat as it’s slowly cooked to perfection. It’s no doubt that anyone who tries it would always come back for seconds. Pair that experience with some barbeque sauce mix along with some sides and you’ve got yourself a meal that you’ll never forget.
2. mCooking Process
While smoking the meat takes way longer than your general oven (8-12 hours in comparison to your 1-hour oven cook), it’s well-worth the wait when it comes to flavor. This flavor, however, only comes if you finish off the cooking process just right. You need to be prepared with the right equipment in order for you to start off on your smoking adventures. It goes without saying that if you don’t have a meat smoker, you won’t really be able to get anywhere with smoking meat. Having a nice chunk of red meat along with the best offset smoker your budget can get, you will guarantee that anyone who tastes the results of your hard work will instantly name you the king/queen of barbeque. You’d usually find the other accessories needed for the smoking process either provided with the smoker or at your local supermarket.
3. Barbeque Outings
It’s simple, if you’re going to go out to a barbeque with your friends/family, then you’re going to want to impress. No one’s going to come to you and ask for some food during the gathering if the food you’re making isn’t on par with everything else that’s there. Smoking meat trumps grilling by a very large amount when it comes to flavor. With the heavy competition between friends and family, it’s no doubt that you’ll have to bring your A game when it comes to the next cookout. Smoking meat gives you all of that and more. It’ll easily put you on the top of the charts when it comes to flavor.
Are You Hungry Yet?
All this talk of slow-cooking to perfection gets the stomach growling easily. The thought of such a delicious, well-prepared meal gets the mouth salivating. The long process combined with a very good result makes smoked meat feel extremely special because of how scarce it is. It’s definitely something to look forward to every single time. It’s what makes it so popular, the fact that it’s not as widely available/affordable combined with how good it makes people go crazy for it.