Bar-b-can’t? Or bar-b-can?

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JUNE IS here, the nights are at their longest, the pool is getting a ‘little’ warmer, so now there’s no excuse to keep the BBQ hidden in the garage, it’s time to embrace the coals and release your inner caveman with a few fun-filled ‘Barbie Nights.’

Here are a few tips to make your next summer BBQ the best one ever:

TO LID OR NOT TO LID? THAT IS THE QUESTION

It’s difficult to decide whether your food is better off being cooked with the lid on, or the lid off. It is suggested that if your food will cook in under 30 minutes, then you should cook with the lid off. Any food that takes longer than this is better off being cooked with it on, as it will keep the food more moist and less heat will be wasted.

OI SAUCY!!

What sauce is the best accompaniment for which meat? If you’re planning on giving your barbeque an Olympic twist, why not make flaming hot chicken wings by adding a touch of spice, or champion your Usain Bolt-inspired burgers with some Jamaican jerk or flavoured sauce. If you’d rather have sauce as a side, be rebellious and try something new.

ECO BEACH

You can still be the king of the grill and be eco-friendly too. Using Firemizer, your barbeque will burn for longer and use less fuel. By spreading the heat evenly, it’ll ensure all your fuel is burnt, which reduces waste and ultimately saves you money. Those summer evenings will last longer and be more enjoyable, with less waste, less emissions and less expense-spared.

TONG ACTION

Get yourself a decent pair of barbeque tongs, and then the rest is easy! The dreaded part of a barbeque is losing food to the fire. Instead of rummaging through the coal at the end of the evening, or helplessly poking at the stray sausage in a desperate attempt to save it, purchase a trusty pair of tongs and make your alfresco party stress free.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TIMING BABY

Ensure you have the meat prepped, your sides at the ready, and your guests hungry to eat! Planning your barbeque will ensure the event runs smoothly and disaster free. Why not chop or marinate your meat the night before, making less for you to do on the day? Barbeques are all about spending time with family and friends, with lots of food, drink, and laughter.

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