Top Tips on BBQ
BBQ is part of my culture and upbringing. My family BBQs in any season, and nothing can stop us, not even snow. Yep, we are mad. So here are my top tips when it comes to BBQ:
Do what you know, meaning if you grew up with fire made with wood on the ground, old-style, like me, do that. It's not worth experimenting once you have guests around. You can experiment another time with your loved ones. Lucky them.
Cook what you already know by heart. This is not the time to try new things (your guests love you, but they are not your guinea pigs )and to BBQ is already quite stressful as you never really know how it will go. So if you know how to cook fish, do that.
If BBQ is not your thing, DON'T DO IT. Seriously, it no shame in it. Really. Do what you are comfortable with. Ask for help or if you have the financial means hire a professional. If you have a friend who is good at it, ask them to help you out. I have one, and it is a blessing to have. He is worth a million. Thank you, Isael.
Always have a plan B. Do something in the oven, and ask friends to bring salads and dips. I always have a big tray of potatoes in the oven, which is a success for kids and adults.
If you cook on wood on ground level, expect to go on your knees and blow in the fire. Yep, you have to do what you have to do. And don't bother to wear fancy clothes.
Don't mix alcohol and fire unless you can handle both.
If it goes pear-shaped (weather is shit, burned everything, or simply can't be bothered with it all ), remember you invited people that love you or like you at least, so order take away and enjoy. Don't make it a bigger deal than it is.
If you are in UK, have umbrellas sorted as you never know. Don't let the weather stop you, though. One holds the umbrella, and the other is BBQing. It's possible. I have done it many times.
I hope these helps. Let me know what top tips you have regarding BBQ from your experience. I would love to know. Please share with friends that might need to hear these, especially the ones that burn the shit out of everything. Thank you.
From my heart, always, Nora.