#1: How many will there be for the BBQ?

It seems obvious, but it is not. A crucial point is to calculate the amount of meat you need. It is estimated that around 500 grams per person. This considering the different types of meat you prepare. Such as: ribs, chorizo, steak, bacon, among others. In addition, it is important to coordinate cooking times well so that all foods are ready at the same time. In large grills like the Facon model , you can cook up to 60 kilos of meat, provolone, smoked meats, or whatever you like most.

#2: What to use: charcoal or firewood?

Some think that this is a minor or unimportant detail, but they are wrong. This choice directly affects the flavor, temperature and sustainability of your barbecue. That's how it is. The use of one or the other affects the final result. To give you an idea, the use of charcoal tends to provide a more neutral flavor to food. In addition, the fire is easier to light and maintain thanks to its characteristics. On the other hand, the use of firewood gives a more smoky and authentic touch to the food. If you are going to collect branches on your own, remember to select the driest and crunchiest ones. And if you prefer to add a wilder touch, you can experiment using pine cones from the forest.

#3: When to salt meat?

Salt is key in the art of barbecue. It's that great little detail that can make the difference. At Tienda de Herreros, we prefer coarse salt and we recommend sprinkling it on the meat about 40 minutes before cooking it. This time allows the salt to be evenly distributed throughout the piece through the process of osmosis. Combined with the proper grill temperature, you'll get that perfect touch on your barbecue.

#4: When to put the meat on the grill?

Before you “throw all the meat on the grill,” it is crucial to make sure it is at room temperature and not frozen. Cooking frozen meat can affect the cooking as a whole. By letting the meat reach room temperature, we achieve more uniform and juicy cooking, like that of a true champion. Therefore, it is important to defrost it in time. And, if you want to add an extra touch of flavor, consider flavoring it with a little rosemary or thyme, two fine herbs that enhance the taste of your meats.

#5: What else can I grill?

Our answer is clear: don't limit yourself to just meat. Open your mind and explore other flavors that truly transport you. Peppers, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, roasted fruits are ideal accompaniments that will complement the flavors of your dishes. Also, consider toasting bread and accompanying the meal with delicious sauces such as aioli, romesco or the famous Argentine chimichurri. Of which we will already be sharing content so that you can prepare them yourself at home.


With these five tips, you will be much more prepared to organize a barbecue that will leave everyone wanting more. Don't be afraid to take the reins of the grill and prepare to receive applause. Always remember: the importance of good preparation, careful selection of ingredients and constant control of the temperature on the grill.

Now that you know these tips, it's time to turn on the grill and delight your people with a perfect barbecue. The flavor is in your hands!

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