It’s officially Spring Time! And with that it’s time to start dusting off the BBQ! While some of us have been braving the winter barbecue, some have been in hibernation until the warmer seasons. With that in mind, the BBQ may not be the only thing in need of some dusting off…. These top BBQ tips and tricks will have you confident in your skills and back to grilling like a pro!
Here are some of BBQ Tips’ top grilling hacks guaranteed to impress at your next bbq!
Check Your Grill for Hotspots with Sliced Bread
This is a simple and easy tip that allows you to easily identify the best hot spots on your grill. Place a single layer of sliced bread over the grill on medium-high heat. Cook the bread for about 90 seconds and then turn your grill off and inspect the bread to see where there are hot spots on your grill.
Use Wood From Fruit Trees for Extra Flavour
To enhance the usual flavour of your meat, try adding fruit tree wood chips to your charcoal. Fruit woods provide a subtle, sweet and fruity flavour to your meat. Plus you have plenty of flavours to choose from! For example, apple, cherry, pear, peach and many more.
Soak Wood Chips in Water Before Grilling
Before grilling, soak your wood chips in water for at least an hour or, if you have time, overnight. Once soaked, drain your chips and wrap them in an aluminium foil and place them in your grill. The water content makes the chips produce more smoke, which means more flavour.
Let the Meat Sit Before Eating
Once you’ve finished grilling, and have removed your meat from the grill, let it sit for a few minutes. This seals in the juices and keeps the meat from drying out. Then don’t cut until you are ready to immediately serve and eat.
Soak Your Skewers in Water to Avoid Burning
With many different options to choose from, kebabs are always a great addition to any bbq. Before putting your kebabs together, soak your wooden skewers in cold water for at least 30 minutes before use. This will keep them from burning while on the grill. If you’re using metal skewers for your kebabs, wipe them with a piece of paper towel dipped in vegetable oil to stop your food and veggies from sticking to them.
Two Skewers Are Better Than One
By cooking food with two skewers instead of one, you can ensure that those pesky bits of meat or veg don’t keep spinning around when you flip the food to cook the other side. Two skewers offers extra stability so that you can easily cook both sides of your food.
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