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Straight Off The Rotisserie

Previously, I discussed grilling picanha (Brazilian beef rump cap) directly on the grill. Over the weekend, I decided to do something a bit more special and use the rotisserie to see how different the meat would turn out.

Here I have half a slab of picanha (they are normally no more than 1.5kg, so this is about 700gms). The pinkish epidermis of the meat can get quite tough, so I suggest removing it before sticking the rotisserie spike in.

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As with all churrasco, get ready some coarse salt. I’m using a coarse salt herb blend here. Roll the meat up and stick the rotisserie spike through. I’m using the rotisserie spikes here because my rotisserie spike is a bit thin, so the meat needs a little help staying in place. Ideally, you don’t want to have to poke more holes in the meat or squeeze it in any way to avoid the juices flowing out.

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Here’s a short video of how I salted the meat while on the rotisserie. I like it really salty, but it’s not for everyone, so just put a light coat of salt if you’re not too sure. You can just do it while it’s rotating. After salting it, close the hood to keep the heat in – we’re doing this at medium to high heat – around 350 degrees celsius. Check on it every now and again to make sure it doesn’t over cook.

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The flames get pretty big as the salt falls from the meat into the fire below while rotating.

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I remove the picanha a few times during the grilling process to slice off the meat on the outside, the way they would do it at a Brazilian BBQ place. What you’ll find is that you can keep having that beef “bark” on the outside every time you put the meat back on the rotisserie to cook, while the inside remains tender and juicy.

You can get a rotisserie for your BBQ from Liberty Patio.

 

 

 

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The Perfect Kind of Small: Liberty Chef S3 BBQ Grill

I’m also on the look out for the perfect BBQ grill for the Singapore market. That is, something small enough to fit a balcony or small garden, but has all the nifty features of a larger BBQ. Most importantly, something that doesn’t break the bank.

This weekend, I think I may have just found it.

Liberty Chef S3

Presenting The Liberty Chef S3

I’m talking about the Liberty Chef S3 gas barbecue.

The Chef S3 is a three burner gas grill that comes with a stainless steel hood with rollback glass window. It’s also comes with a stainless steel warming rack and heavy duty motorised rotisserie unit. And I’m talkin’ REAL heavy duty. The rotisserie spike is practically a rod! It’s also got two foldable side tables with hooks to boot.

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It’s really compact – 2 foldable side tables

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Hook for your 12.7kg LPG tank

 

I love that it’s got a hook on the side for those who would like to use the larger 12.7kg LPG tanks. You can hang it on the side for more mobility. Otherwise, the small 4.5kg tanks fit perfectly on the trolley beneath. What’s more is that this barbecue uses the more traditional lava / ceramic rocks tray for those of you who prefer a more aromatic BBQ session.

My main concern at first was that this barbecue uses 3 vitreous enamel grill plates instead of cast iron (which I prefer). However, for an additional $86, you can get a large single grill plate from Liberty Patio that you can replace all 3 grills with. You just have to rotate the grill and it covers most of the original cooking area. For those who want a hot plate, the Chef S3 has optional hot plates you can purchase separately at $60 each.

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3 Vitreous Enamel Grill Plates

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Replace the vitreous enamel grill plates with a cast iron one for $86

Over all, I am very pleased with the size, price and features of the Liberty Chef S3. At $799, it comes with all the features of it’s larger counterparts, and has a smooth, clean finish to it. It also comes with a free rain cover, gas regulator and hose, and includes delivery and assembly.

The Liberty Chef S3 is available from Liberty Patio.

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