Which cuts of meat are the best for grilling?

Which cuts of meat are the best for grilling?

A barbecue is the perfect option for enjoying lunch or dinner with friends without having to go to too much trouble. Food is prepared on the spot, and everyone can help out. If you want to know which cuts of meat are the best for a barbecue, don’t miss this article!

Barbecue Meats: Pork

Nothing beats pork to start off a barbecue; it cooks quickly, making it ideal for starters. These are the best cuts:

  • Pork Sausages. These cook quickly; make sure to prick the casings to keep them from bursting and allow the fat to drain.
  • Chorizo/Chistorra. Perfect for a starter, these flavourful Spanish sausages also cook in just a few minutes. Make sure to prick the casings on these as well.
  • Bacon. An all-time classic starter. Purchase streaky bacon or finely slice pork belly for bacon that’s ready in a flash. Ask your guests how well they would like it done, although most people prefer crispy bacon.
  • Pork Ribs. Ribs are a barbecue essential, whether well done or on the rarer side. Feel free to serve these alongside a delicious sauce.
  • Ibérico Pork Shoulder (Presa ibérica). A mouth-wateringly delicious cut of meat, you can either grill it and then slice, or slice and then grill.
  • Ibérico Pork Fillet (Secreto ibérico). Grill the fillet until nice and crisp on the outsides. Add garlic and parsley before grilling for even more flavour.

Barbecue Meats: Beef

Beef is generally the most popular type of meat at a barbecue, so be sure to count on the following cuts for a delicious grilled meal:

  • T-bone/Rib Steaks. Simply flip and flip again for perfect sear marks, keeping in mind each guest’s preferred level of doneness. Slice and serve, either alone or with an accompanying sauce (chimichurri or barbecue sauce work well here).
  • Short Ribs. Everyone loves a good rack of ribs; whether well done or medium, they always turn out delicious!
  • Hanger Steak. Hanger steaks are becoming an increasingly barbecue meat. They are prized for their unique flavour and can be grilled either with or without the silverskin, according to taste.

Barbecue Meats: Chicken

If you're cooking for children or guests on a diet, chicken is the perfect meat for the job:

  • Chicken Skewers. Buy them ready made, or make them yourself at home. Combine pieces of chicken breast with mushrooms, onions, peppers, cherry tomatoes, aubergine — whatever you'd like! Grill the brochettes until both the chicken and vegetables are cooked through.
  • Chicken Wings. Chicken wings are almost synonymous with the word “barbecue”; you can serve them plain with a pinch of salt or seasoned with spices or sauces. They should be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Barbecue Meats: Ox

Ox meat (beef from older, castrated male bulls) is a unique delicacy that your guests will welcome:

  • T-bone/Rib Steaks. These are prepared the same way as regular beef steaks, but they have a distinct flavour.
  • Tenderloin. Try to cook the entire piece of meat at once over low heat, preparing a seasoning of aromatic herbs, water and salt to brush over the meat while cooking.

Now all you have to do is visit our online catalogue, choose a grill from our wide selection of models, and start experimenting with different meats. We're sure you’ll soon discover your favourite!