What is Bark and How Does It Form on Smoked Meat?

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All good barbecue chefs understand the importance of bark to the flavor and enjoyment of smoked meats. While the term bark is becoming more widely used by those outside hardcore barbecue circles, it is still misunderstood by many. The record will be set straight here, and everyone will be better able to understand the vital importance of having good bark on their meat.

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How To Cook Fish On A Stick

cooking fish on a stickMost people today who cook fish use a grill, oven or stove. However, in the ancient times, people would use an open-fire to cook fish because that was the only option that they had. There are several things that you will have to do in order to cook fish over the fire. Below are some tips for cooking fish over the fire:

Get The Fire Started

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How to Cook Fish over a Campfire

grilling fishFew things taste better than freshly cooked fish by the side of a clear mountain lake or stream shortly after the fish have been caught. However, many people simply don’t know how to prepare the fish that they catch, and they therefore miss out on one of most sublime culinary experiences in existence. Following are a few tips and tricks that can make the difference between enjoying a well-crafted meal prepared over a campfire and resorting to the emergency rations in a can that you’ve no doubt packed in case the fish didn’t fry right.

Frying is the most popular was to prepare fish over a campfire. A cast-iron skillet is the best because it’s capable of holding an even, hot heat. Camping supply stores sell cast iron skillets specifically for use with campfires, although if you’ve got a cast iron frying pan at home, it will do just as nicely.

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