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Spiced Mango & Lime Rotisserie Chicken

For quite a while I have been on the lookout for a good local butcher.  There are one or two butchers in the immediate area but in my experience the meat hasn’t been of that great quality and the selection isn’t brilliant either.   Recently I have been introduced to a butcher only a 10 to 15 minute drive from my house.  Chris Hayman Butchers is an award winning, Q Guild of Butchers butcher in Maesycwmmer, Blackwood in South Wales.  He is keen to get involved in the BBQ community and is more than willing to cater for any of my requests if it’s not already on the counter.  Butchering most of the meat from whole carcasses and ageing the meat on site.  You can a;ready tell that the quality and expertise is there from the start. Continue reading Spiced Mango & Lime Rotisserie Chicken

Jumbuck Rondo Rotisserie: Beef

So I’ve always wanted to own a rotisserie.  I’ve always been unsure what rotisserie I should get.  The Thuros rotisserie looks fantastic but on my Thuros T1 I would be limited to smaller joints of meat.  I could have bought a rotisserie kit and attached it to my barrel BBQ but in all honesty, I don’t think I would know where to start.  So when I saw that the Jumbuck Rondo Rotisserie was reduced to £40 in Homebase a week before my birthday – there was really no better option. Continue reading Jumbuck Rondo Rotisserie: Beef

Grilled Steak, Looftlighter and FryLight

So this cook was about experimentation.  Nothing that exciting but nevertheless… an excuse to fire up the BBQ.   I’ve done a few dirty steaks lately and although I do love cooking steaks that way I thought I would do something different today.  Back to the days where dirty steak was something I was still sceptical of.  In order to do this I knew that I wanted the charcoal and the grates to be as hot as possible.  Whats the best way to do that?  Looftlighter! Continue reading Grilled Steak, Looftlighter and FryLight

Breakfast on the BBQ

As you may know from a previous post, I have recently purchased a plancha/griddle.  Read more about that by clicking here.  So far I’ve only managed to use the plancha once to cook burgers.  That cook was mostly successful but everything ended up a little crisp.  Having learnt from the mistakes of that cook I decided to cook a full English breakfast on the plancha.   Continue reading Breakfast on the BBQ

Smoked Brisket

Yes!  I have finally had the opportunity to try tackle the ultimate BBQ meat.  The brisket!  I’ve always wanted to try this but being more expensive that your average roast, I’ve never really been able to justify it.  Thankfully, I didn’t have to this time.  Thanks to the extraordinarily generous competition held by James Lowe at JL Butchers for #UKBBQWEEK – I won this fantastic Aussie brisket.  Absolutely free of charge!  I couldn’t wait to get this on the UDS and create smoked meat perfection. Continue reading Smoked Brisket

New Plancha: Burgers

For quite a long time I have been keen to get my hands on a plancha/griddle plate for my BBQ.  There are a number of options branded specifically for the BBQ available for those who own Kamados or Weber Kettles but nothing for people with the less popular brands.  After a good while of searching I decided to bite the bullet at visit a local steel fabricator.   Continue reading New Plancha: Burgers

Banana ‘Split’

This was a simple desert I knocked up after cooking dirty steaks on the Thuros.  I don’t currently own the lid and so I have no way to save the coals for a later cook.  Normally the coals go to waste but not this time!  This time I make my version of a super easy banana split. Continue reading Banana ‘Split’