Cooking Food With A Charcoal Spit

by Nora Seabolt

Cooking food with a charcoal spit is not just an easy way to get taste-tempting, great looking food, but it is also one of the healthiest forms of cooking. Since there is little oil or grease, if any, introduced into the cooking process, calorie and fat content are drastically reduced.

There are a number of foods that can be cooked this way, and those include poultry, fish, pork, lamb, beef, and even vegetables can be placed in a spit hire to being out the flavor. However, it is the whole pig which is seen most often, and the reasons for this are plenty.

Baking and roasting have many similarities, but higher temperatures are often used for the latter. This tends to cook the meat more thoroughly and since it is rotating, more evenly as well.

You should consider several things if you are going to set up a charcoal spit. First of all, you have to consider the weather, particularly the direction of the wind and how hard it is blowing. Of course, you can accommodate any weather conditions if you can find suitable shelter.

When planning a party where you will be roasting whatever cut you choose, consider that it is often better to have too much of a good thing than to not have enough to go around. People are just happier when their stomachs are full than when they keep hearing their bellies rumble. Everyone wants guests going away speaking well of you, so when you put on the feed do it with style.

Most parties are planned events, so if you are going to be using a charcoal spit to make your guests happy, make sure to make preparations well in advance. You don't want to disappoint your guests, whose mouths are probably already watering, because you could not find the promised meal at the last minute.

Regardless what type of meat you're planning, a whole goat, lamb, or pig, it takes time to cook them. An entire carcass of 125 pounds typically takes from 5 to 6 hours of cooking time. You should not wait until right before guests are expected to arrive to begin the cooking process, unless it is to be an all day party.

The reason so many people like cooking outdoors is because it is a lot of fun. The truth is that there are numerous reasons people enjoy outdoor cooking equipment. One of those reasons is the sheer enjoyment that comes from simulating how food was cooked at an earlier time in human history.

Other reasons for standing at a grill or spit making sure the food is cooked just right have to include the pleasure it gives you to see the way others rave about your cooking prowess. By adding a spit to your repertoire of cooking implements, you are going to be seeing more smiles of enjoyment than ever before.

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