International Recipes and Cooking Around the World

Barbecuing: Method and Recipes

Barbecue <i>parilla</i> in Montevideo, Uruguay

Image Creative Commons by John Walker

Nothing beats the deep, rich flavor of good barbecue. In the United States, barbecue refers to the slow, indirect cooking of meats over a wood, charcoal or gas flame. The meat is often seasoned with rubs, sauces or mops.

This same method is known as barbie in Australia and braai in South Africa. Asian barbecue, on the other hand, uses thinly sliced meat and seafood, often highly seasoned, that is quick-cooked on a hot grill or a searing hotplate.

Barbecuing Recipes


South African boerewors on the grill

(South African homemade farmer's sausage)


Sosaties lamb and apricot skewers

(South African curry-marinated lamb and apricot kebabs)


Yakitori (Japanese grilled chicken skewers)

(Japanese grilled chicken skewers)


Mechoui slow-roasted lamb on a spit

(North African spit-roasted lamb)