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BBQ like a pro…..

Having a BBQ…

Here are our top 10 tips to ensure you get your BBQ off to a sizzling start…

  1. Choose the right fuel – we recommend ‘lumpwood charcoal’ this burns evenly and gives a good BBQ flavour!
  2. Once your BBQ is lit – don’t be tempted to cook on it too early – this will burn the outsides and leave the middle raw! You want the coals white hot – this means grey and glowing. That’s the hottest and evenest heat and when there is no longer a flame – you are good to go (when we light ours we wait 45mins to an hour)
  3. Once your BBQ is lit – get all your meat out of the fridge to allow it to come up to room temperature. This will allow the meat to cook evenly
  4. Invest in some good tools – rubbish tongs means you end up with most of the sausages on the floor. We use a really good set of long tongs and a fish slice – that’s all!
  5. Don’t be tempted to turn your burgers/meat every 2 minutes – leave each side to cook evenly – otherwise every time you turn the heat isn’t getting to the centre of the burger/sausage or whatever you are cooking!
  6. Check the meat – sounds silly but make sure you cut into one to ensure that it is cooked through, better still invest in a probe thermometer.
  7. Rest the meat – CRUCIAL – this allows the meat to absorb moisture and gives a juicer more tender piece of meat
  8. Be organised – have an idea what cooks the quickest and start with the bigger/longer cooking cuts first – if they are done before the others are, use the edges of the BBQ to keep them warm but not cooking.
  9. Don’t forget the sides…..the accompaniments can make a BBQ… coleslaw, potato salad, sauces, buns….
  10. Enjoy it – there is nothing better than a warm sunny day, a bbq sizzling away and a cold beer in hand!
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