There are few better ways to spend a hot summer’s day than enjoying a barbecue with friends and family. The distinctive smell of meat grilling over an open fire is enough to get even the pickiest of eaters salivating. Here are three great tips that will help you achieve the perfect barbecue this summer.
Even during the summer months it can get quite chilly as the sun begins to drop. BBQs outdoor heating is essential if you want to achieve the perfect meals that will tickle your taste buds.
A propane burning patio heater is one of the most popular forms of outdoor heating. A free standing propane patio heater is around seven feet tall and will heat an area up to ten feet from the heater. A chimenea or firepit is another popular choice for heating your barbeque area. Basically a metal bowl on legs, they are ideal for burning wood and produce great heat. If you want to avoid an open flame altogether, you could always opt for an electric heater.
Marinade the Meat
Marinading is a simple way to bring your barbecue to life with a range of exciting flavours. However, as it has to be done a few hours before you cook the meat many people never bother to marinade.
To marinade some meat all you have to do is make up a marinade with whatever herbs, spices and oil you have on hand, rub it on to the meat and leave it in the fridge for a few hours so that it can fully incorporate the flavour. Just don’t forget to take your meat out of the fridge about half an hour before you cook it so that it can get up to room temperature and cook evenly.
Follow the Forecast
If there’s one thing that can ruin a good barbecue, it’s the rain. Nobody wants to be sitting outside, trying to enjoy a meal while getting soaked to the skin. This is why it’s highly recommended that you don’t plan your barbecue too far in advance. Follow the forecast and give yourself every opportunity to start grilling on a day when the sun is guaranteed to shine.
By following these three simple tips you’re sure to achieve the perfect barbecue. Just don’t be too surprised if the neighbours invite themselves over once you start cooking. A good barbecue is impossible to resist.