What is a Brazilian BBQ (CHURRASCO)? All You Need to Know
Are you in the mood to eat all the meat you can? Let me introduce you to Brazilian BBQ cuisine – Churrasco!
In this article, we will go through the history of Churrasco as well as the meats, sides, and desserts you can have at a Churrasco.
Let’s jump right in!
What Is A Brazilian BBQ (Churrasco)?
Churrasco is the Brazilian method of barbecuing meats on long threaded skewers. Juicy, succulent pieces of beef, lamb, and chicken are grilled on a Churrasqueira (Brazilian barbecue grill) that uses charcoal or wood fire.
The essence of Churrasco-style barbecue is the natural flavor of the meat, that is why smoking or marinating it beforehand is not common in Churrascos. Only pure coarse salt (Sal Grosso) is rubbed over the meat to prep it up.
The meats are speared onto long skewers and placed in racks over an open charcoal bed where they are slowly roasted.
When the Passadores come to your table, as them to cut you a thin slice of meat. Thinner slices melt in your mouth and are easier to chew and digest.
Regardless of how the meat is cut during the cooking process, when you make the final cut while eating, make sure you are cutting the meat against the grain. This ensures a soft piece of meat that you can easily digest.