Top 10 BBQ Tips with BBQ Expert Richard Holden
Some like it too hot: Why are so many Brit's going for the burn' with their BBQ?
While the UK might be famous for its unpredictable and rather disappointing summer weather, us Brits never seem to shy away from a good old barbecue. It comes as no surprise then that the UK continues to be Europe’s leading barbecue nation, with families hosting on average 9 barbecues every year.
Yet it appears we’re a little less confident when it comes to cooking our meat correctly. The Food Standards Agency notes that cases of food poisoning almost double during the summer season, and undercooked meat and cross-contamination from barbecues are among the main reasons for this rise.
To help educate people about cooking their meat in the healthiest and most delicious way, we asked the expert Richard Holden to highlight the importance of cooking to temperature.
He is most passionate about getting the nation to experience barbecuing the every-day, healthy way. He says, “Not only is barbecued food delicious but with a bit of ‘know-how’ it’s a healthy and quick way to cook and can be done any time you like. Thermapen is one of my ‘must-have’ tools whenever I BBQ, and I’ve seen first-hand how it helps people to feel confident in cooking their meat safely.”
Following Richard’s Top 10 BBQ Tips, to serve up your most delicious BBQ this summer:
1. Use a lid
2. Grill at 250 °C
3. Use rapeseed oil
4. Leave a small section of your BBQ without fuel
5.Cook meat from room temperature
6. Preheat your BBQ
7. Get a wire brush
8. Use two sets of tools
9. Use a thermometer
So, while you may not be so confident about the weather this summer, you can feel confident that your barbecued meat is cooked to perfection. With the help of a Thermapen there won't be anymore guesswork.