What's the difference between Parrilla and Plancha?
What's the difference between Parrilla and Plancha? It seems to me that they both mean "barbecue" or "grill" but I'm not quite sure. And in which cases each of them is more suitable? Thanks.
Hi stefke, welcome to the site
parilla is more like this, wonderful for chops!!
pufff, I am getting hungry!!
The graphic answers are marvellous.
Parrilla is Barbecue, plancha is grill.
Parilla would be bars. Plancha would be a plate. These words have a technical meaning. The word parilla can also be used for bar grating, catwalks, grating platforms. Photos and additional information can be found at the our website below.
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This is a la plancha, hmmmmm, delicious
When I was living /working in Mexico I took some cooking classes and while parilla and plancha are often interchanged in normal conversation, the difference I was taught is:
Parilla is the open grate that is used when cooking over charcoal. Like in the picture from Heidita. (Which by the way looks great!). A common dish in northern Mexico is called a Parillada. It is an assortment of different meats cooked over charcoal on a parilla and served family style.
Plancha is the flat solid surface that is commonly used in restuarants for preparing eggs, frying potatoes, etc.
What is called a Bar-B-Que grill in the US is called an Asador in Mexico.
But in the end, what you call it really doesn't matter as long as the end result is "Good Eats".