SUMMER BBQ HACKS

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Directions

Use hairdryer to light coals!

You'll need:

  • Hairdryer 
  • BBQ lighters
  • BBQ Coals 

Simply point the hairdryer on the already lit coals to speed up your fire.

Sweetcorn kernels taken off with cookie cutter!

You'll need:

  • Sweetcorn
  • Cookie cutters

Grill or boil the sweetcorn then, when cool, use the right sized cookie cutter to cut the kernels off. Simple.

Loaf Tin Smoker

You'll need:

  • Loaf tin
  • Tin foil
  • Smoking chips
  • Three (empty) tin cans
  • A baking rack
  • Something to smoke

Scatter the smoking chips on the bottom of the loaf tin and tightly cover with tin foil. Stab holes in to allow the smoke out. Arrange the tin cans on your grill so the rack is supported above the smoke tin. Arrange whatever you want to smoke on top and cover with a BBQ lid.

Tin foil popcorn 

You'll need:

  • Tin foil 
  • Popcorn 
  • Oil
  • Salt

Make a pouch with the tin foil and fill with popcorn kernels - leave room to expand! Add oil and salt and leave on the hot coals or grill until the popcorn is all popped.

 

Kiwi chopped with whisk 

You'll need:

  • Kiwis
  • Electric whisk (just one)

Half a kiwi and use the electric whisk to quarter it. Eat as is or in a nice fruit salad.

 

BBQ Camembert

You'll need:

  • Whole camembert
  • Toasted baguette slices for dipping 
  • Chutney 

Keep the camembert in its wooden box and wrap it with silver foil. Place it directly on the grill and leave until its all melty and nice, then enjoy with toasted baguette slices.

 

Spiral sausages 

You'll need:

  • Sausages 
  • Wooden Skewers 

Skewer each sausage down its length and cut a spiral into it using a very sharp knife. Pull it out along the length of the skewer and grill as normal. Serve in baps!

Grilled lemonade

You'll need:

  • 6 or so lemons
  • Sugar
  • Jug 
  • Sparkling water

Halve the lemons and dip in sugar. Grill until lightly caramelised then squeeze out juice. Mix with soda water and more sugar if necessary.

S’mores rake 

You'll need:

  • Rake
  • Marshmallows 

If you're hosting a big BBQ grill all your s'mores mallows on a rake!