If you’re only using your grill for a summertime barbeque of chops and sausages, then you’re really missing out! Inspired by Ziegler & Brown’s premium range of European designed grills, here’s five new things to throw on the barbie.
Grilling a whole chicken is just as easy as roasting – but you get that great barbeque flavour.
The secret to cooking it perfectly every time is patience. Season your chicken, preheat your grill and brush it with a little oil then place the bird on the coolest side of the grill, breast up. Close the lid and resist the urge to keep lifting the lid and checking on your chicken. Every time you open the lid you bring the temperature down and lengthen the cooking process. The total cooking time is about an hour and a half. Just don’t forget to brush the chicken with your favourite marinade or sauce during the last 15 minutes of grilling
Try: Grilled Whole Chicken with Barbeque Sauce by Martha Stewart
Making flatbread is a lot easier than you think. In fact, it’s a perfect recipe for kids to learn. Crispy and charred, they’ll have a real barbequed flavour that works really well alongside soup, with a fresh salad, dunked in some homemade dip or served with grilled meat.
Try: Easy Flatbreads by Jamie Oliver
Grilling stone fruit or even pineapple, caramelises its natural sugars for the perfect summer dessert. While the light smoky flavour of grilled citrus fruit is the delicious addition to cocktails and sangria or to add depth to salad dressings.
Try: Grilled Peaches with Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar by The Farmed Table
Elevate the humble green salad by grilling your lettuce. Aside from giving it extra flavour, grilling makes the edges beautifully charred while keeping the inside nice and crunchy.
Try: Grilled Butter Lettuce with Buttermilk-Chive Dressing by Fine Cooking
Grilling beetroots brings out their earthy sweetness, a hint of smoky flavour and an almost candied coating. Just wrap in foil and set on the grill for about 45 minutes.
Try: Grilled Beets With Burrata and Poppy Seed Vinaigrette by Ed Kennedy of Town in Oahu Hi