Antarctica Dispatch

Journal of my Antarctic experience working to support the United States Antarctic Program.

BBQ - South Pole Style


A true Texan will tell you there's 'barbecuing' and then there's 'grilling'. A ‘Texas’ barbecue (a.k.a. BBQ, Bar-B-Que, Barbeque, etc.) is when you slow cook meat over a smoldering fire for a long period of time which infuses the smoke into the meat. Then a red, spicy sauce is applied. Anything other than this process is plain old ‘grilling’.

However, I wasn’t about to explain this misnomer to Alan, the Australian metal worker for MAPO. He was kind enough to prepare and marinate lamb chops, chicken, and steaks for one of the rare two day weekends we have off. There wasn’t mesquite wood to cook on, but hey, this is the South Pole. We made due with wood scraps. It’s too bad we couldn’t harness the heat somehow.

Oh the taste of meat, fresh off the grill!


At Sunday, April 16, 2006 3:06:00 PM, Anonymous Cameron said...

That's because as an Aussie he was "chucking it on the Barbie." Totally different from Texas style BBQ. I always wanted them to use that grill over the summer but we never got it going. Glad to see you found some fire in it. Ciao!


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