As creators of the world’s finest luxury custom grills, Aemyrie are obviously massive fans of all things barbeque, which is why we are so excited about this year’s National BBQ Week. This just so happens to coincide with the start of June, which is also when we will start offering our bespoke grills for sale!
From 29th May – 4th June National BBQ Week will be celebrating its 21st year of encouraging outdoor cooking and grilling in gardens, establishments like pubs, and other open spaces. As one of the leading UK awareness weeks, National BBQ Week has definitely impacted the growth of BBQ culture since its genesis in 1997, with barbeques now viewed as both a spontaneous and standard affair as well as also something of an occasion, like a dinner party. If you agree that barbeques can be a great get together as well as a standard cooking night, and are thinking of firing up your grill in honour of National BBQ Week then take a quick look at a few of our tips to help you get the most out of your food and flavours!
Marinades, rubs and brining are arguably the holy grail of barbeques, especially if you are a fan of pre-preparation; not only are they a great way to ensure your food is full of flavour, but they help to keep meat moist and succulent, even at higher grill temperatures. As would be expected, the longer you marinade something the better, but you can ‘cheat’ a little and cut down marinade time by working the marinade into the meat in a plastic bag, and then refrigerate for a while.
If you don’t want to marinade your BBQ food beforehand, make sure that you do still add some sort of flavour or seasoning before grilling; some staple flavours that work generally well include rosemary, lemon and garlic, plus the ‘holy trinity’ of salt pepper, and olive oil.
Many people only think of burgers and sausages when barbeques are mentioned, but there is so much more that can be done than that! Why limit yourself to old formulas when you can try using your grill for pizzas, vegetarian or vegan recipes, fish, breads, and even brownies, especially if you have access to something like a bespoke Aemyrie Wood fired grill.
That said, there’s no reason to ignore the classics, especially if you can give them a bit of a twist! Why not try baking (sweet) potatoes, or roasting squashes? You can also experiment with different types of fuel and kindling, as these can affect flavour as well as heat intensity; see what works best with different goods and suits your tastes most.