Barbecued Sardines - the Portuguese Way #Santos: (Image via http://www.ruthscanteen.com/) Pour some sea salt over the sardines 20 minutes before starting the barbecue. Let the coal burn for 30 minutes before cooking. Each side of the fish should roast for 5 minutes only, otherwise it will become dry. Try it over a slice of bread and sprinkle it with olive oil.
A chimney starter is one of the most useful products for a charcoal grill. Just fill it with Kingsford coals, add a couple sheets of newspaper and light the bottom. They’ll be ready for the grill after about 10 minutes, when flames start to flicker out the top.
No matter what recipe you’re grilling up, it starts with the right charcoal arrangement. Whether you’re cooking chicken, pork, ribs or vegetables, there’s a right way and a wrong way to prep your grill or smoker. The good news is that learning tastes delicious.