Host the perfect BBQ this summer
It looks as if the BBQ season has finally arrived, after a very soggy June, we’re set to see out the final days with some glorious sunshine.
It looks as if the BBQ season has finally arrived, after a very soggy June, we’re set to see out the final days with some glorious sunshine. Like most of us, when the sun comes out our attention turns to firing up the BBQ and enjoying some al fresco dining – you know summer has truly arrived when you get the waft of a BBQ.
The BBQ season is not only a great opportunity to spend time with friends and loved ones, enjoying conversation and soaking up that summer sun. It is also a great time for cooking meat, experimenting with new flavours and cuts.
We’ve put together some of our top tips for the BBQ season.
- Light your BBQ in good time. Whether you are using a gas BBQ, a wood-fired oven or even lighting the fire pit, it is essential to light your BBQ in good time – don’t be tempted to put anything on the BBQ until it’s hot enough. If you haven’t tried a wood-fired BBQ before, we’d certainly recommend it – as it brings with it some delicious flavours. Plus, once you’ve finished eating and the sun begins to set we love huddling around the fire with friends and family.
- Marinades and rubs. As we mentioned earlier, the BBQ season is a great time to experiment with new flavours and a fantastic way to do this is by using marinades and rubs.
- Don’t miss out. When the suns out everyone flocks to the butchers to grab some fresh, local produce and many can leave it too late – sunny weekends, especially bank holidays can mean demand is high. Plan ahead, pop down to one of our shops during the week to pick up what you need. If you can’t pop down in the week, consider ordering one of our fantastic BBQ meat boxes – we have a variety of options available for small and larger groups.
- Waste not, want not. After the BBQ is said and done, it’s often the case we’ve overdone it and have meat, salad, sides, you name it leftover. If you end with any leftover meat, it can be perfect for midweek sandwiches, or even pie. Just remember to take all the meat off the bone, put it in the bowl and into the fridge after the BBQ.
Have any other tips? Share them with us on social, we’d love to see your al fresco dining pics too.