I finally succumbed to a decent BBQ this year and I am so glad I did with the beautiful weather we have experienced. I thought we had seen the last of it and then, just like that, mother nature has treated us to yet another weekend of beautiful sunshine! That means another weekend of cooking on the grill and learning more about the perfect BBQ. I tell you, I have made so many errors and I never knew the materials you use to create the fire made such a difference.
I have had some rubbish coal and some rubbish wood, but Certainly Wood have made that a thing of the past. Their logs contain no chemicals so your food tastes of nothing but the food you are cooking. They burn evenly meaning less burnt bits and get to the optimum temperature for grilling really quickly, so there is less waiting and more eating on the cards. You can read Certainly Wood’s top tips for more information on creating the perfect fire for your BBQ. It really helped me to set my BBQ up properly for more efficient cooking.
You are also going to need some decent quality meat and I always go to my local butchers for my bangers. I wrote about the Marks and Spencer Best Ever Burgers a few weeks ago and they work so well on the BBQ. I also love the beautiful Pheasant and Venison Sausages from Wild and Game. I’m not normally a big fan of very gamey products but these also contain some pork and a good balance of spice so they are seriously tasty without being too strong.
I’ve started smoking my meat as well and, whilst these logs aren’t great for smoking with them being so dry, I find adding a tray of water into the BBQ and closing the lid helps. I am totally going to be one of those people who BBQs in the winter under an umbrella!
Do you have any top tips for BBQing?
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