Grilled steaks, chicken, and meat are high in fat. If you are going to eat them alone without a side dish, the fats could be overwhelming and you’ll find yourself bloated and full but not satisfied. See our favorite side dishes to give you more pleasurable experience as you and your family celebrate weekend through a barbecue party.
Crunchy Baked Eggplants
This side dish is very easy to make. The hint of salt and herbs can increase your appetite. And the best part, the eggplants are baked into perfection so they have little oil. How to make: Mix egg, salt, and flour, add chopped garlic and holy basil, add 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Simply coat your eggplants to your base and once fully coated, sprinkle the bread crumbs and toast them in your oven.
Salted Egg With Tomatoes
Salted eggs are full of flavor and has distinct taste, this is a perfect twist you can add during your barbecue session. All you need is chopped salted eggs (do not smash them), chopped onions and tomatoes, and 3 tablespoon of vinegar. Just mixed them altogether and you’re done. The sweetness and the saltiness of the egg and add hint of spice from onions, help you to be not overwhelmed by the too much fat that comes with your grilled meat.
Arugula Salad With Cream Cheese
Arugula is very healthy and perfect for salad. This leafy vegetable is rich in irons, vitamins a, b, c and has flavonoids which helps lower blood cholesterol. Barbecue party means a cheat day however still not an excuse not to eat healthy stuff that can combat the bad stuff you get from eating too much. To make this salad, simply take the leaves from the branch, add vinaigrette, and top with cream cheese. Yummy!
Grilled Okra (Lady Finger)
This is one of my favorites. Lady fingers have many soft and chewy seeds, these seeds have the vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy. You just need to grill them and you’re done. No need to add anything. You can simply create a dip of your choice. I prefer to dip it in vinegar with chopped onions. It can also provide your barbecue with interesting textures and chewiness.
If you haven’t tried grilling garlic, then you should. Garlic is a delicious essential spice we use in everyday cooking. Japanese love to grill them and considered as of their most favorite street food. You can partner it with a yakitori sauce. You’ll be surprised how delicious grilled garlic can be.Read More
Not So Good News For Grill Lovers
This is yet the most confusing question I have encountered in my life. I thought that grilling is much better than frying because it helps eliminate extra fat. But there are research saying that eating too much grilled food can cause cancer. Oh no! They blamed it to two substances that form when grilling: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and heterocyclic amines (HCA).
There was a study conducted in 1999 that found out that the people who prefer to have well-done meats are in risk of cancer compared to those people who prefer their meet bloody. Eating well-done according to the study, can lead to pancreatic cancer.
How To Decrease Carcinogen From Your Grilled Meat
Use Aluminum foil and place it between the meat and the griller, this prevents burns that are high in carcinogens.
To lessen grilling time, you can microwave your meat until remove excess fat before grilling it. According to the experts whenever animal drip on the coal, it increases the smoke and PAH in the meat.
Marinate meat in Indian garlic turmeric rub, the properties of this rub reduces the cancer causing chemicals that into the meat while grilling. Another marinade you can use is the Hawaiian Teriyaki with sesame seeds. And the last but not the least, the aromatic Rosemary. According to the studies, these marinades have properties that prevents carcinogen from being absorbed in the body. Thus, preventing cancer from forming. Yehey! Good news.
You can also reduce carcinogens by chopping off the extra charred outer layer of the meat. The black burns mean high HCA, and they taste bitter anyways so just chop them off.
Drink fruit beverages. These drink are found with antioxidants that help flush toxins out from the body. Don’t buy the boxed beverages as they are full of fructose. Buy freshly pressed juices instead, they are delicious and at the same time save you from cancer caused by eating too much grilled meat.
Conclusion: Grilled meats are not bad as long as you’ll eat them in moderation. Minimize the burns by wrapping them in aluminum foil, it can help your meat not to be overcooked and preserve the yummy juices of the meat. And don’t forget to drink healthy pressed fruit juices to finish your eating the healthy way.
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Be it spending time with your family or hanging out with your friends, no barbecue party is complete without any grilled pork.
Grill pork in three different ways:
When grilling pork on charcoal, always remember to just do it on high heat for at least 4 minutes on both sides and around the sides. Switch right away on low heat for the rest of the grilling time, making it crusty outside and tender inside. For tastier results, boil the pork until it can be effortlessly poked by a toothpick. And then, marinate the pork for about 4 hours. The marinade flavor on the pork will stick on its entirety, making it juicier when grilled.
When grilling pork on stove, always remember to just do it on high heat for at least 2 minutes on both sides. Switch right away on medium heat for the rest of the grilling time, making it crispy outside and tender inside. Grill the pork too high and it will be tough and burnt. Grill the pork too low and it will be pink and raw. For juicier results, boil the pork until it can be effortlessly poked by a toothpick. And then, marinate the pork for about 2 hours.
When grilling pork with foil, always remember to just do it on medium heat for at least 10 minutes on both sides. Switch right away on low heat for the rest of the grilling time, making it tender outside and juicy inside. You can also boil the pork, as well as marinate the pork, beforehand for tastier results.
Grill pork in these different ways. You can also learn how to cook pork ribeye steaks (a kind of pork that needs more grilling time) in these different ways.
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