Barbecue to perfection every time
...and win a Weber!
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The weather is warming up, days are getting longer, and it’s time to finally mow the lawn and host your friends and family for the barbecue season.
Head to Joe's Meat Market, for fresh cuts of beef, lamb, pork and chicken for your next gathering, and make sure you have a chat to their staff to get the most out of your produce.
Here are our top tips for a perfect barbecue
Most people take their steak out of the fridge and pop it straight onto the grill. Steak is a muscle, so make sure you take it out of the fridge to warm up for at least 30 minutes before you cook it. Only salt the steak and put pepper at the end. If you put pepper while it’s on the fire, it’ll burn and taste bitter.
Make sure you have your meat thermometer handy! No one likes tough, overcooked chicken. Preheat your barbecue to at least 230 degrees, drizzle your chicken breasts with oil and season with salt and freshly cracked pepper. Cook each side for 4-6 minutes, baste with your favourite BBQ sauce, flip. The chicken is done when the internal temperature is 74 degrees and juices run clear.
A delicious alternative to lamb chops, lamb kofta skewers are juicy, garlicky and easy to bite off the stick when you’ve only got one hand to eat with while trying to balance your plate on your lap at the backyard barbecue. Serve with an easy Greek salad and homemade tzatziki for extra freshness. Find Martyna Angell’s recipe here.Image: @wholesomecook
Drizzle your bacon rashers with honey just before you take it off the grill for a sticky caramelised char, and that perfect sweet and salty flavour kick. Read here for more smokin' bacon ideas.
Veggies are the unsung hero! Root vegetables caramelise and brown just as well as meat does. Make sure to take your time grilling the veggies to release their true potential and flavours. If you don’t have time to watch your parsnips and carrots, blanch them in the kitchen before grilling. Brush on a marinade after blanching for ultimate deliciousness that even the kids will love.
Sides are the perfect opportunity to offset the heavy richness of meat. Use a citrus dressing, vinegar, or pickles to freshen up your salad. Or it could be as simple as corn on the cob (with butter of course), or a classic potato salad.
Make sure you share your BBQ creation with us by tagging @westfieldmtdruitt on Instagram or Westfield Mt Druitt on Facebook. We would love to see what you're cooking up!
*Prep for your ultimate BBQ at Joe’s Meat Market for your chance to win a Weber (Baby Q) between 19 October - 29 November.