What Makes A Good Barbecue

The weather is heating up and we hope your barbecue is too, but if you're feeling the pressure, then let us help you out with our tips on what makes a good barbecue!

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Knowing Your Way Around The Grill

In order to make sure you have a successful barbecue, it's best that you know your way around the grill! It might be a good idea to experiment with cooking on your barbecue before you decide to host one with friends and family, especially if it's a new BBQ. Having a rough idea of what you want to cook and practising with your barbecue is the best way to get better, improve and become more confident with the barbecue. You'll be King of the grill in no time!

Using Your Barbecue Right

It may sound obvious, but you need to know how to get the most out of your barbecue to create food with amazing flavour for your guests. If you've got a charcoal BBQ, then you're in for smoky flavours, but don't worry if you have a different type of barbecue, we're sure that everything will still taste amazing! A lid also makes a big difference when you're barbecuing, as it maintains the temperature and seals the flavour, think cheese melting burgers and smoking brisket, sounds delicious to us!

Having The Perfect Tools

You can help to avoid any barbecue mishaps or accidents by having the perfect tools for the job! We have this 20pc BBQ stainless steel tool set which contains everything that you need to cook with success. The tongs are excellent for controlling what's cooking on the barbecue and easily allows you to move food around, and make you less likely to drop something! It's also a good idea to get yourself a pair of oven gloves to reduce the risk of burning yourself!

Tasty Side Dishes

It might seem like it's all about the main event, but the side dishes are not to be overlooked! Everyone loves to pick at a side dish and you'll need something to complement your delicious meat with. Whether you want to toss up a lovely summer salad, throw some corn on the cobs on the barbecue (try it), or you could even throw some garlic bread on the grill, we're sure it'll all taste great, don't forget to send us an invite!

The Meaty Mains

Now, for the main event! If you're in need of some meat for the barbecue, then look no further as we've got this BBQ meat hamper! Wow your guests with ribs, jerk chicken legs and thighs, spicy lamb burgers, pork burgers, chicken wings and sausages with this brilliant hamper. Everything that you need will be conveniently delivered straight to your door, so you can start grilling in no time!

Preparation Is Key

In order to have a great barbecue, it's a good idea to plan what you need in advance, and you're also less likely to forget something that way! Have a think about how many people you have invited to the barbecue and from this information, you should be able to work out how much you need of everything. It's also a good idea to check if any of the people you have invited are vegan or vegetarian so you'll be able to cater for everyone's dietary requirements!

Have The Kitchen Ready (Just Incase)

Unfortunately with the UK, you never know what the weather is going to do, so it's best to be prepared for the worst! If it does happen to start raining, then make sure you're a step ahead by already having your kitchen prepared. You can always cook most of the food in the oven, grill or on the hob, so don't let the rain put a dampener on your day! However, if you're still pretty determined to carry on cooking in the rain (good on you), then you can always use your parasol to provide you with a bit of shelter.