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’

Butterflied Lamb Leg & Prawns Surf n’ Turf

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.

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A Blog About Food (Mostly BBQ and Grill): Trying everything once and telling you all about it. Good or bad! Blogging from areas around Newport and Cardiff, South Wales.