Bought a couple of things from the butcher this week before he went away on a weeks holiday. Amongst those items were these Lemon, Ginger and Chilli Beef skewers. Prepared and marinaded at my request by Chris Hayman Butchers I was definitely looking forward to these.
I have finally had the opportunity to visit Hang Fire Southern Kitchen and sample the fantastic smoked deliciousness I’ve heard so much about. Sam and Shauna have gone from strength to strength in the last few years. Having toured america and sampled some of the worlds best BBQ – they returned to Wales and started their own pop-up/street food company. Their popularity has grown tremendously over last few years, first earning them the coveted BBCR4 award for ‘Best Street Food’ and now they have opened their own restaurant in Barry. They are also stars of their own TV show ‘Sam & Shauna’s Big Cookout’, much loved by anyone interested in BBQ. I’ve always been a big fan of Hang Fire but actually only had the opportunity to eat their food once before now and that was one of their street food events. In fact, the ribs I had that day are one of the biggest reasons I got back into BBQ. It’s fair to say I was incredibly excited to get the chance to really try their food. Continue reading Hang Fire Southern Kitchen: My First Visit
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
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 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 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 cook was a simple one. Not too adventurous but it’s definitely one of my go to smokes. Maple glazed pork ribs and whole chicken. As much as I do like to experiment, it’s sometimes nice to stick to what you know and like. This is one of those times. Below is the link to a video made for this cook and some details of what I did. Continue reading Maple Glazed Pork Ribs & Whole Chicken
I’ve always been sceptical about cooking steak ‘dirty’ despite many bbqers stating that this is the best way to cook a steak. For those of you not familiar with this method – Rest assured, cooking a steak ‘dirty’ doesn’t actually involve any dirt. It actually means that instead of cooking your steak on the bbq’s grill, you place the steak directly onto the coals. Now if you’re anything like me, when I first heard of ‘dirty steaks’ you’ll be thinking a few different things. Why? Wouldn’t it burn? Wouldn’t it get covered in charcoal and ash? I’ll answer those questions for you now. Continue reading MY FIRST DIRTY STEAK
I don’t know about you but sometimes it’s hard to justify using a full chimney of charcoal for just a couple of steaks. This is why many of us serious about outdoor cooking have more than one BBQ at our disposal depending on the circumstances. I already have my cheap but cheerful barrel grill and my UDS. I love them both but they are large and fuel hungry. Realising that I needed a more compact and efficient BBQ for the smaller cooks I decided to add a new member to the family.