Hints and tips

  • Double skewering,Double-skewer,Often a problem with using skewers is that the food often rotates when you are trying to turn them. The ideal solution is to use flat skewers. Flat bamboo skewers are available but they are very difficult to track down at a reasonable cost. A good alternative is to use two pre-soaked skewers and push … Continue reading Double skewering
  • Foil guard,,When using bamboo or wooden skewers the skewers should always be pre-soaked in water before use to help prevent burning but due to the time required to cook sometimes they will still burn. A simple solution is to fold over a long piece of foil to create a heat shield to prvent the skewers burning. … Continue reading Foil guard
  • Foil smoking parcel,,Many barbecues come with a smoking box or smoking attachment but, if yours doesnt have one – don’t despair. You can easliy buy a smoker box especially for the job or a simple foil pouch can be made to hold the wood and give that distinctive smoked flavour. First soak the woodchips in water for … Continue reading Foil smoking parcel
  • Crushed garlic,,  Finely chop the garlic clove(s). Pour over a small amount of salt. Using the point of a knife, crush the garlic, continually gathering up the garlic paste into a fresh pile until the desired consistency is achieved. The finished garlic paste.
  • Herbs,,Herbs can be an important part of any cooking and, used the correct way can bring your barbecue cooking to life. Many recipes will call for dried herbs but where possible it is usually preferable to use fresh. We have a fairly comprehensive herb garden to use in our recipes (image above). In this garden … Continue reading Herbs
  • Mini oven,,This is a simple device if you need to get heat to the top of food that you can’t or don’t want to turn. For instance, melting the cheese on a burger or warming up a stack of food. Take a piece of aluminium foil about four times larger than the area you want to … Continue reading Mini oven
  • Using herbs,,Herbs can be an important part of any cooking and, used the correct way can bring your barbecue cooking to life. Many recipes will call for dried herbs but where possible it is usually preferable to use fresh. We have a fairly comprehensive herb garden to use in our recipes (image above). Here are some … Continue reading Using herbs