Gourmet Sauces, Rubs and Marinades - Give Your BBQ a Gourmet KickWritten by Gene Grohan
Many individuals agree that sauce on barbecued meat is like icing on a cake. Gourmet barbecue sauces, rubs and marinades are commonly served on (or on side of) finished dish. Barbecue sauces are used to add flavor and sweeten meat for a better tasting meal. The types of barbecue sauces available throughout world are endless. Barbecue sauces, rubs and marinades are three basic methods of seasoning and each brings its own unique element into barbecuing experience.
Many individuals and families swear by barbecue sauce and some find it impossible to prepare meat without it. Popular types of BBQ sauce depend highly on region, since many different areas have an opinion all their own. Barbecue sauces can are usually based with vinegar, pepper, tomato or mustard and can offer either a sweet or spicy taste to dish. Some barbecue sauces also use alcohol such as bourbon or zinfandel to add flavor. Most BBQ sauces use a sweetener such as white sugar, brown sugar, molasses or maple syrup to add sweetness to dish. Sugar burns easily and as a result, it is best to add barbecue sauces during last stage of grilling.
Barbecue rubs are available in two forms, wet and dry. A dry rub is often a combination of dry spices and herbs which are spread over meat and rubbed into surface. Wet rubs are simply dry rubs with a liquid (usually oil) which binds them together. When cooking for longer periods of time, wet rubs provide moisture to meat so meat does not become burnt or tough. Wet rubs are usually used on dishes such as fish or poultry since they do not have as much taste, whereas dry rubs are better suited for steak and pork. Most rubs contain paprika, black pepper, ground chili and garlic powder.
Food Health ValuesWritten by Weight-Control-Services.com
Now lets take a look a basic food elements in your perfect dietary plan; fruits and vegetables group, bread, cereals, rice and past groups, meats and beans group and dairy group. Each has different characteristics or helpful nutritional value for your dietary needs.
Fruits and Vegetables Fruits have very little if any protein and fat. Instead, they have carbohydrates, generally fruit sugar or fructose and glucose. As Florida commercials tend to announce, fruits offer us vitamins, C and B to be exact, as well as potassium, fiber and other nutrients. While sugar helps with maintaining blood sugar levels, vitamins and other nutrients help ward off sickness and disease, and fiber is important for waste disposal from body.
Here is a peek at some fruits and their relationship to perfect diet.
Apples These help cleanse system and aid lungs, and have been used as laxatives, for fainting, melancholy and palpitations. Apples have been known to help people with diabetes, heart disease, cancer and high cholesterol trouble. Apricots These offer beta carotene and potassium. They aid in adding moisture to body, especially breathing and throat areas. Apricots have been known to help fight cancer and high blood pressure, prevent night blindness, aid those with stomach and lung cancers, low energy and elderly with mental depression. Bananas These have been noted to help with intestinal and lung problems, ulcers and constipation, mental alertness, and increasing energy. They also help people with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease risk, blood sugar level maintenance, and elderly with confusion. Berries A variety of berries has been noted to help with varicose veins, menstrual problems, premature graying, joint ailments, insomnia, liver, spleen and pancreas problems. They also help reduce cancer risk and aid with rheumatoid arthritic solutions, weight loss issues, stomach and colon cancers. Citrus Fruits Oranges, tangerines, kumquats, lemons, limes - -help with stomach and colon trouble and with anemia and infections (like scurvy) and colds. They are also help people with cataracts and prevention of colon and stomach cancers. Figs These work as laxatives and have been known to help with treatment of boils and anemia reduction, and prevention of osteoporosis. Grapes Grapes are associated with cleansing body and to help with water retention, urinary issues, jaundice and hepatitis. They are also associated with healing of rheumatoid arthritis and aid with mental confusion / depression, especially among elderly.
Mangos Mangos are noted to aid in prevention of anemia and strengthening of immune system. They also have been used to help with fighting off infections and tumors and prevention of cervical cancer. And they help with heal of diarrhea, sweating and mental alertness. Papayas This is a great source for vitamin C and is also noted for helping with male fertility, with aiding white blood cells among elderly, with intestinal treatments and with cancer prevention. Pears Pears have similar characteristics as apples. They provide moisture for body, are slow to digest and have fairly little allergic responses reported. They have also been used to help with coughing, diabetes, cholesterol levels, dryness in chest cavity, skin injuries, introducing babies to food, staving off hunger and boosting brain power. Pineapples Their juice helps with digestion, dissolving blood clots (related to thrombosis) and healing wounds. They have been known to help with cancer prevention. Prunes Help with iron deficiency and constipation. Prune puree can act as a substitute in dietary cooking to lighten fat low, working in place of butter and margarine.
Now lets look at some veggies. Again low in calories, vegetables are also high in fiber content, vitamins and minerals, with little to zero protein and fats. Check and see how some veggies affect your perfect diet.
Artichoke Artichokes have been known to aid liver disease, kidneys and gallbladders. They also help with large intestinal problems, skin and bowel cancer prevention, high cholesterol and hepatitis. Asparagus Great source of some vitamin B, this veggie helps with water retention with regards to kidneys and menstrual issues, cataracts and lung problems (some bronchitis, tuberculosis). Avocado Great source for vitamins E and some Bs and oil, avocados help with immune systems in elderly people. They also aid liver, lungs and intestines (ulcer treatments), infertility in men and Parkinsons Disease. Broccoli This has been noted to help with anemia, eye disorders like near-sightedness, and infections, especially childhood ones like measles. Broccoli has also been known to help counteract effects of cigarette smoke and aid in many types of cancer prevention. Cabbage Cabbage has been used to help with lung and digestive disorders, ulcers, wounds, joints, mastitis and acne. Is has been reported to help with breast and prostate cancers, bacterial infections and heart disease prevention. Celery This is helpful for those with high blood pressure, for those with rheumatoid arthritis and for calming, not only with liver but with stress and anxiety as well. Celery is also used to help with stomach, pancreas and spleen troubles, acne and canker sores, burning urine and eye inflammation.