5 BBQ hacks to upgrade your al-fresco eating
What else says summer like a hazy day spent popping succulent cuts of meat and a whole rainbow of veggies on the barbie? The smell of woodsmoke says the time to pause for eating, drinking and chilling is finally here. So whatever your cause to dust off the grill – birthday, housewarming, or you know, a sunny Saturday – try our five flaming good BBQ hacks. They’re guaranteed to make the joyful occasion even tastier. You’re welcome.
1. Throw some fresh herbs onto the BBQ
If you have a coal barbecue, add some aromatic fresh herbs like sage or rosemary. It will make your garden smell amazing too.
2. Grease grill before cooking
Try using a flavoured oil to grease your grill, it will add seasoning as well as stopping nasty bits of charred food getting stuck.
3. Vegetable parcels for veggies
You can wrap nearly anything in foil and stick it on the barbecue. Try using peppers filled with feta or mushrooms cooked in garlic and herbs.
4. Freeze grapes to chill wine
Putting ice cubes in wine will water it down but frozen grapes will keep the flavour as well as chilling the glass. This works well in water and kids juices too.
5. Clean the grill with an onion
Whilst the grill is still quite warm, stick half an onion on a barbecue fork and scrub away. The oils in the onion will get off the worst of any stuck on food and will provide a nice seasoning for next time.
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