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.
Got a chance to barbecue some food today. So here I have my version of Sicilian Inspired Citrus Chicken. Very simple but really delicious too. I am no expert so the instructions provided below are simply for those who wish to give it a go. I also made a video which you can find by clicking here. The video was just for fun and provides no instructions. Continue reading Sicilian Inspired Citrus Chicken
Yesterday was my first smoke in a while. I’m still quite new to this so every cook is an adventure and I seriously enjoy every moment of it. This time I decided to try smoking a whole turkey breast and some pork ribs. I also cooked some cheesy garlic bread and jacket potatoes as sides. I’m always slightly nervous that I might ruin the meat when I am smoking due to my inexperience but this time I was thrilled with the outcome. Continue reading Smoked Pork Ribs and Turkey Breast.
What charcoal do you use when you barbecue? Whatever you can find in the supermarket? Maybe you’re more bbq savvy and use brands like Big K instead. Have you ever thought about looking for a local producer of charcoal? No? I think you should give it a go and here’s why. Continue reading The Benefits of Good Charcoal: Sweet Green Chilli Pork Shoulders
Have you ever heard of reverse searing? No? Then this is the best thing you’ll learn today. Yes? You probably already know everything I’m about to say but by all means, read it anyway.
If like me you love steak, you probably believed you could cook a pretty incredible steak already. You’re probably right but this method of cooking your steak will definitely take your steak to the next level. To cook this steak I adopted two new techniques picked up from the incredible community over in the CountryWoodSmoke Facebook group. Dry brining and reverse sear. If you are at all interested in BBQ and good food I seriously suggest you go and join that group. Let’s start with preparing the steak. Continue reading Reverse Sear Steak
I haven’t posted anything to my blog for a very long time. My domain had expired and my drive to write anything had disappeared. I have loved barbecue food for a long time but my ignorance meant that I didn’t make the most of what I had. Although I have a large Weber Mastertouch at my disposal – I mistakenly believed that they could only be used for grilling. I think most of the UK public incorrectly hold a similar view. What I really wanted to do was smoke some meat but I couldn’t afford to buy a dedicated smoker. After watching videos of Frankin BBQ on Youtube I was sure that an offset smoker was the way to go. I even tried to build my own filing cabinet smoker but it just didn’t work (despite the popularity of the post) and I gave up. The dream of smoking the all mighty brisket at home was all but guaranteed never to happen. Continue reading The Reigniting of my Passion for Barbecue and Smoking.