Hosting a bumper bank holiday BBQ? With warm weather fast approaching, now is the perfect time to dust off the outdoor grill and whip up something tasty for the whole family.
As our alfresco dining plans get underway, Aldi has teamed up with renowned chef and Culinary Director of Gaucho, Mike Reid, to help you step up your grilling game. From cleaning the grill to investing in the right tools, take a look at everything you need to know…
1. Pick up the right tools
From BBQ tongs to a sturdy spatula, having the right equipment will make it easier to cook up a storm. As well as this, it’s also worth purchasing good brushes and spray bottles (to spray on marinades whilst cooking).
Former Ready Steady Cook chef Mike adds: ‘You don’t need a BBQ fork though – they can do more harm than good when grilling as they create holes in your food and allow the juices to pour out.’
2. Preparation is key
Preparation will set you up for success. If you’re serving meat and fish, take them out of the fridge at least half an hour in advance of cooking it. According to Mike, this will ensure they cook all the way through at your desired temperature.
3. Marinade and baste
‘Marinades don’t just add flavour, they help to keep food moist on the BBQ too,’ advises Mike. ‘Moisture is where so many people go wrong on the BBQ – you need to keep basting your meat and veggies in butter, oil or marinades to…