Summer’s finally here.
But let’s face it.
You live in Britain, which means there are precious few weekends when the weather’s actually warm enough for you to hold a barbecue. That means you’ve got to grab the opportunity whenever the sun decides to shine down.
You’ve already grabbed all of the food you need. There are plenty of meats ready to cook and you’ve got a few of Najma’s chilled halal meats for sandwiches, kebabs, and a few other treats.
Now, it’s time to get the barbecuing right. These are the tips that you need to know.
Tip #1 – Get the Right Charcoal
Let’s be honest here…we’ve all made that mad dash to the nearest petrol station to grab the first bag of charcoal we could find when the barbecue weather arrives.
The problem is that there are different types of charcoal and they will affect the taste of the food. The cheaper stuff doesn’t give you as nice of a taste, which means that the petrol station trip could ruin your barbecue.
Prepare in advance and get a few bags of lump wood charcoal. That’s going to give your food the smoky taste that you really want. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you could consider adding some wood chips into the mix. Just bear in mind that they’ll also imbue their own flavours into the food and may be a little tougher to handle than charcoal.
Tip #2 – Avoid the Flames
You’ve got everything set up, you light the barbecue, and your belly starts growling. It knows that there are some tasty treats incoming and it wants you to get on with it.
Don’t listen to those hunger pangs that try to get you to start cooking right away.
Give the barbecue a little bit of time first. The best results come once your charcoal gets white-hot. If you can still see plenty of flames, you actually want to hold back a little longer.
Let the flames die down and take advantage of the white-hot heat to cook the food perfectly.
Tip #3 – Don’t Go Cheap for Your Equipment
Sure, you could grab one of those temporary foil barbecues that you see in supermarkets.
We’ve all done it in the rush. You get it home, light it up, and manage to cook a burger or two before it all goes a little bit useless. There’s not much space to cook and these temporary barbecues really don’t last long.
Plus, you’ve got to deal with disposing of the thing once you’ve finished with it.
If you want that true barbecue feel, it’s best to invest in a permanent barbecue and some decent cookware.
Get yourself a decent oven glove and some tools for retrieving anything that slips through the grills. You don’t want the heartache of seeing that tasty morsel die in the embers right as it was about ready to eat.
The Final Word
Great food is your aim with any barbecue. While we don’t offer the burgers, sausages, and other raw meats that you’ll use, we do offer chilled halal meats that act as great accompaniments.
And if you want to get especially creative, you can use some of our meats for kebabs and other meals. After all, they’re ideal for recooking, if that’s your thing.
Find out where you can get some of the Najma Food’s range today.