It's always great when we can agree on something, and the thing we might all agree on the most is barbecue. In fact, according to a report from Technomic, 96 percent of Americans claim love for great barbecue.
Pork is where it's at...
No matter what the tradition, pork is consistently at the top of the charts when it comes to barbecued foods.
So what makes a great pork product? We believe it's a combination of things, all represented by our partners at Clemens Food Group.
Now, while all of these things might sound great, there really is one, more important reason to love Clemens. The pork is out-of-this-world.
The Top BBQ Proteins and Fastest Growing Proteins
Great 'cue is like money, though. No matter how much we all like a great spare rib or a bite of a juicy pulled pork sandwich, great barbecue, and great barbecue ingredients, don't grow on trees.
Let's take a closer look at what our most popular ingredients are, as well as what's growing in popularity.
Barbecue Isn't Just an American Tradition
Barbecue is a global event with roots around the world. Simply put, it involves wood smoke and time in ways that grilling doesn't. Let's explore.
History shows American barbecue styles are actually based in the islands. Jamaican Jerk is popular, with meats that are cooked over allspice tree wood and covered in pimento leaves for flavoring.
Growing in popularity, Asian barbecue includes a Chinese BBQ pork butt called Chinese Char Siu. Also look for Korean Jeyuk Bokkeum, a spicy pork BBQ, as well as Thai grilled pork skewers.
Europe has a tradition of smoked sausages, cured meats, and smoked fish dishes.
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