2022 is set to be the year where food will be anything but boring. As far as trends go, conventional dishes will take on new identities, and tried and true food preparation methods will be turned on its head. Furthermore, wood BBQ grills will take on a whole new meaning as professionals, and home cooks take the art of barbecuing to new heights. So get your KUDU grill and accessories ready for the wood BBQ grill trends for 2022 – coming soon at a barbecue near you!
Once a classic, always a classic
While 2022 will be the year of reinvention, certain classics will stay as close to our hearts as ever. Things like brisket, sausage, and whole hog will remain a staple of many a Sunday dinner table. After all, as the saying goes – if it ain’t broke, why fix it?
The grilled – not steamed smoky vegetable
Love ‘em or hate ‘em – vegetables take the stage front and center as chefs, and grill masters experiment with grilling and smoking methods. This is all in the name of transforming bland vegetables into delectable, juicy morsels that might just have you skipping the mains and opting for more vegetables instead. Not only is grilling vegetables bang on the cuisine trend for next year, but it’s also super easy to do. So whether you have a charcoal, wood, or gas grill, you can also have a go at char grilling your veggies to perfection.
Spit-roasted vegetables with a twist
Now that you’ve mastered the art of using a rotisserie for your favorite Sunday roast, did you know that you can roast your favorite veggies the same way? Well, not all of them, but the ones that count anyway. We’re talking about spit-roasted cauliflower, sweet potato, and roasted eggplant, just to name a few.
As the strong focus on environmental friendliness intensifies. And upcycling becomes a way of life for many, sourcing seasonal fruit and reducing food wastage is becoming the objective rather than an afterthought. So instead of tossing away the leftovers, pit masters and home grillers are looking at ways to get the most out of their ingredients by converting charred veggies into barbecue toppings and sauces, for example.
Mixing and matching
Next year will see a blending of multicultural cuisines into modern dishes. With unmistakable tastes and flavors unique to its country of origin, you’ll be able to get a taste of different cuisines from around the world from the comfort of your backyard. Prominent flavors influencing modern wood barbecue dishes include Asian, Korean, and Mexican influences as they put their stamp on ribs and brisket. The trend of reinventing the wheel is catching on so much that even Texans are slowly welcoming other meats to the table!
(Extra) ordinary cuts of meat
Traditional cuts of meat are taking a backstage to other lesser-known proteins as 2022 embraces all things variety. Practically unheard of before, these cuts of meat are often more affordable but just as tasty as filet mignon, rib eye, and porterhouse steak. But actually, the best bit about it is that they can be just as easily prepared over a home grill as they can in fine dining restaurants- provided you have the right equipment and accessories, of course!
Inspired by the South African braai
In South Africa, braai culture is big! For them, braaing is not just a one-time activity- it’s practically an every weekend all year round social get-together with friends and family to enjoy meat as it’s cooked best – over the fire. They even have a day dedicated to this very weekend pastime – National Braai Day. So it’s no wonder that it’s making waves globally. The South African braai is one to watch, from rooster broodjies (cheese and chutney sandwiches prepared over the grill) to snoek, boerewors, and plenty more.
A wood BBQ grill of the future
2022 is sure looking like it’s going to be the year of change when it comes to barbecuing as per usual. So if you are looking for ways to modernize your wood BBQ grilling methods at home, the KUDU open fire grill can help you change up your outdoor barbecue experience no matter the year.
Contact us today to find out more about our all-in-one, do-it-yourself, trendy outdoor wood BBQ Grill.