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
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
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
This was a bit of a weird one. More of an experiment than anything else. Bought two of these salt blocks from ‘Home Bargains’ for around £4.99 each. Seen others using them and thought I would give it a go. Continue reading Salt Block Cod Loin
This has been one of my favourite cooks recently. Although the peppers and chicken have been grilled, all of the other ingredients are fresh and crisp. With our current spike in temperatures, this fresher Mexican option has definitely been a big hit. Continue reading Tacos
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
Not much to say about this one. I’m not going to try give any advice about cooking hot dogs. However, I will make a couple of suggestions for the next time you do.
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’
Not another one!? Yes another one. Just loving dirty steak at the moment and this time I have taken it up a notch with a dirty lobster tail. Definitely a luxurious surf and turf. Continue reading Dirty Steak and Lobster Tail.
This was one of those cooks where everyone at the table said they wanted this again soon. Simple but utterly delicious. There’s not much better than a lamb leg cooked hot and fast on the bbq to medium rare/ medium hot.