Summer is here and although the Great British weather never quite seems to know what it is it it should be up to, it is time to roll out the BBQ's and enjoy some proper sausages and burgers. There always seems to be a debate about which meat makes the perfect BBQ, from steak to sausages and burgers to fish with a whole host of sides, but today I'm sharing the tips for a perfect BBQ'd steak courtesy of Asda.
1. Buy the best you can afford. - I know that we're on a budget and things can get pretty pricey per head when you start looking at all the different types of meat, but the more expensive the meat, the better it's going to be.
2. Make sure your meat is at room temperature. - The meat is basically a muscle and needs to relax, so the worse thing you can do is stress it out by throwing it on the BBQ and making it go from cold to hot in 30 seconds. Aim to take it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before it needs cooking.
3. Rest your meat. - You'd rest a chicken or joint of meat when it was cooked, so why forget to do the same for your steak? Rest it and let the meat relax!
4. Poke your meat. - Rather than cutting your meat to see whether it is cooked, poke it. All you have to remember is if it is squishy it'll be rare and if it is bouncy it'll be more well done...
5. Use your face to tell how well done a steak is. - If you poke your cheek, this is how a rare steak should feel. If you poke your chin, this is how a medium cook and if you poke your forehead, this is how a well done steak should feel. Easy!
I love having a BBQ, I just can't stand the fact that whenever I plan to BBQ I land up in the pouring rain with an umbrella. I suppose now I know that regardless of what mother nature throws at me, the food will be perfect...
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