Cooking on the BBQ can be easy and a lot of fun when you know how. However, there are certain tips and tricks that can make sure that things go more smoothly. Here are some essential BBQ cooking tips to use to help create perfectly cooked BBQ food:

  • Don’t cook cold meat – Make sure that it is room temperature before throwing it on the grill.
  • Preheat the BBQ – Making sure the BBQ is hot before you start to grill will help to create a good crust on the food.
  • Thin it out – Meat that is thinly sliced will cook more quickly and evenly, otherwise you could find that it is undercooked or even raw in the middle.
  • Don’t over-prod the meat – Allow the meat time to caramelize and become crispy. By constantly prodding and flipping the steak it will become dry and rubbery.
  • Don’t let your sauce drip – Excess marinade and fat that runs onto the fire will cause it to flare up and could result in serious burns. Drain your meat of excess sauce and fat before you start grilling.
  • Food hygiene is important – Just because you’re having fun in the sun while you cook you still need to remember the basics of food hygiene and always keep cooked and raw meat separate.
  • Let meat rest before servingLet meat rest before serving – This will help to seal in the juices and make the meat extra firm and juicy.
  • Keep it clean – Sure, cleaning the BBQ can be a hassle, but its is essential to avoid food contamination and ensure the long life of your grill.
  • Practice makes perfect – If you are not already a god or goddess in the kitchen, it may take a little time and practice before you become a BBQ champion.
  • Research cool recipes – The more types of dishes you know how to cook, the more fun you are likely to have experimenting when you fire up the BBQ.