National BBQ Week
29th May 2019
29th May 2019
This week is National BBQ Week and is the perfect opportunity to celebrate everything BBQ!
This annual campaign encourages people to embrace the culture of cooking and eating outdoors, along with championing delicious summer food.
There are several benefits to barbecuing food. Here a few, giving examples of how a BBQ can benefit your social life, family life, health… and even the value of your home!
Having a BBQ is a great way of entertaining friends and family. The BBQ becomes the focal point of any social gathering and acts as the ‘theatre of the garden’. People can watch as you cook their dinner, while enjoying the weather and outdoor space.
Cooking outside prevents your home from getting messy, from being filled with smoke or unwanted food smells. Without using the oven and other kitchen appliances, you will also help to keep your utility costs lower.
Grilling food is better for you than nearly any other cooking option. It is delicious, less greasy and – when done right – can be a healthy option. The high heat of grilling helps food retain its moisture too, so all meat and fish will be particularly succulent.
Cooking at home is also healthier than eating in restaurants, because you can control how much butter, oil and salt goes into and onto your food. Barbecuing at home using marinades and rubs can be very healthy and tasty.
Outdoor kitchens are much more than a place to put the BBQ grill – you can build up your whole outdoor area around it, adding patio furniture, heaters and more to create a comfortable outdoor paradise. Adding a built-in BBQ to your outdoor living space is also a great investment.
Outdoor kitchens have a high rate of return on investment when compared to other outdoor home improvement projects.
Looking for a fruity feast to enjoy via the BBQ this summer? Try this Pineapple and Pork Kebab recipe via Good Food Magazine. These kebabs are even tastier when served with rice or pitta breads.
400g pork fillet
4 tbsp light muscovado sugar
60ml cider vinegar
1 tsp fish sauce
½ small pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks (or use ready prepped fresh pineapple, drained well)
1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into squares (optional)
4 spring onions, trimmed and cut into 4 equal lengths
Small bunch of coriander, chopped (optional)
Cooked rice or pitta, to serve
Trevor Mottram has been a name at the heart of The Pantiles for over forty years. It is a cook shop stocking everything a kitchen and cook needs – especially for National BBQ Week! From plates to cutlery and BBQ utensils to clever gadgets, there’s everything to ensure you cook up a fabulous family feast this week.
Whatever way you choose to celebrate, we hope you have a very tasty National BBQ Week.