Do you struggle with cooking over an open fire? Best BBQ Tips give you all the info to prepare the perfect barbecue and impress your friend with a delicious outdoor meal.
Get your chops lip smacking delicious.
If well-organized it's the most convenient, entertaining and flexible food activity around, starting early afternoon and stretch idly into the evening.
Tommy: The aroma coming from someone else's barbecue on a summer evening always makes my mouth water. That normally makes me reach for charcoal to set a fire and make my own mouthwatering BBQ.
Spareribs on the Grill
High quality charcoal will give good temperature and constant heat, which is needed to barbecue meat to perfection.
With an open fire there is no way of regulating heat, except to lift or lower grid. Therefore, use enough charcoal to be sure you have sufficient heat.
Place fire lighter sticks at the bottom with charcoal packed on top before lighting. Fire lighting liquid can also be poured over the charcoal before setting it alight.
The perfect temperature is reached when the flames have subsided and the clumps turn light grey.
The fire takes at least 30 minutes to get to the right temperature, which is vital for grilling meat to perfection.
BBQ tips and full instruction on how to build a fire.
Good preparation is vital. Plan ahead and prepare the night before if you choose to marinate the meat.
Marinating the meat gives extra flavor and tenderness. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
Marinade chicken wings, leave overnight in the fridge and freeze them the following day. Perfect to BBQ when the time is right.
Cooking times for steak about 2.5 cm/1 inch is about 8-10 minutes in total but, if you like it rare 5-7 minutes.
Lamb takes longer to cook about 10-15 minutes, depending on the cut and thickness of meat.
Pork should always be well-done - cook chops for 15 -20 minutes. Spare ribs are thick and should be cooked for 30-40 minutes.
Microwave Chicken for 8 -10 minutes then BBQ. Much quicker.
All chicken is suitable to cook over an open fire. Just make sure that it's cooked properly. Cook over medium heat to prevent from burning on the outside while not done on the inside. Drumsticks and other pieces 25 minutes, a whole flat chicken 40-45 minutes.
BBQ tips give you a broad outline for making an outdoor cooking experience very enjoyable.
Practice makes perfect so follow these bbq tips and get started, practice until you're an expert.
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