Technique

Top Tips for Grilling Vegetables

Back in January I asked what BBQ New Years Resolutions people had and one of the popular responses was to cook more side and vegetable dishes on the BBQ. It’s a trend that is ever increasing and we want to have side dishes that are more interesting that the classic iceberg lettuce, chopped tomato and […]

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How To Maximise The Space On Your Grill

What is it about al fresco eating and the notion that we have to “have a barbecue”? There’s all this fuss that to fire up your barbecue the planets have to be aligned or it’s just not going to be right! I don’t know when we began subscribing to this utter nonsense that it has […]

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Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar plank salmon was always on restaurant menus when I lived in Canada. It’s a traditional technique of cooking fish sides over fire using a split branch, or in this case a wood plank as a heat deflector to allow the fish to bake and not just char! A couple of key pointers to remember […]

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Pulled Pork

I have a love hate relationship with pulled pork because when it’s done the authentic way it is a true barbecue sensory experience! The sweet, succulent and smokey strands of protein, with the right balance of seasonings, smoke and sauce are perfect when you’re in need of a classic barbecue soul food hit! Where I […]

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6 Steps to Get Your Gas Grill Ready For Spring

Cleaning is always a hot topic whenever I teach a class or give a demonstration, and people are always surprised when I say that for day-to-day cooking, a good “burn-off” of the grate is perfectly adequate. Well, it’s that time of year when some of you may not have used your grill much over the […]

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Nigella’s Flash-Fried Squid with Tomato and Tequila Salsa

So Part 5 of my Christmas cookbook series had to go to Nigella Lawson, and a recipe from her brilliant book At My Table. I know so many people who watched the TV series that accompanied the book, which was brilliant by the way, and as always Nigella can do no wrong. My only fear with writing a […]

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Pork Ribs

People often ask me what my favourite thing to cook is when I’m feeding a crowd, and without fail I have to say it’s ribs! Ribs may be seen as one of the peaks of outdoor cooking because you have to master the art of controlling the temperature for a prolonged amount of time, get the […]

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Joe Wicks Sausage & Red Wine Casserole

This is the first post in a series where I’ve taken a recipe from one of this Christmas’ best selling cookbooks, tested them, and written them to suit the barbecue. One of my goals for this series is to show that pretty much anything can be cooked on your grill, and that to cook something different on the barbecue […]

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Dessert On A BBQ? Because You Can!

Dessert On A BBQ? Because You Can! Picture the scene, it’s a beautiful warm summers eve, you’re sat in the garden enjoying the company of friends, you’ve had a beautiful meal and you want something sweet to finish things off with. In the fruit bowl you just happen to have a pineapple, there’s a pot […]

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