Get grilling!

Posted : Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 9:39 am

It’s national BBQ week, so we’ve served up these top tips for making your barbie sizzling, but safe.

1 Avoid Disasters

It may seem obvious, but if you want to avoid cooking something other than your food, make sure the BBQ is lit properly and not close to anything that is potentially flammable.

2 Heat the Meat

Make sure that any poultry or pork items are thoroughly cooked to avoid food poisoning.

To know if you have the right temperature to cook with, you just need to wait for the flames to die down, and check the colour of the coals. They should glow red underneath and be white on the top. Generally any type of fish, lamb or beef are the safest items to cook. Always use separate utensils for cooking and serving.

3 Leave Leftovers

Many people think that leftovers can be used the following day. This is a big BBQ no no. Cook only what you need for the day. If you leave your food outside on a nice day for more than 30 mins you’re running a risk of a tummy upset.

Tips from Michelin star chef Steve Smith of Bohemia restaurant, The Club Hotel & Spa,