For the 23rd year running the nation is heading to the depths of the garden shed, ceremoniously removing the plastic cover and welcoming back into the garden the beloved barbecue, for National BBQ Week. From the 27th May to 2nd June 2019, up and down the country, restaurants, pubs and homes will all be encouraged to fire up the grill, filling the air with the smells and sounds of summer.
The British BBQ has come a long way since the early days of charcoal encrusted pork sausages and burgers cooked to the consistency of lumps of coal. With celebrity chefs regularly taking to the outdoors to display their culinary talents, Al fresco, there is no end of recipes that would tempt even the most steadfast traditional BBQ chef.
There’s very little that can’t be cooked on a BBQ from the traditional English breakfast to a whole turkey dinner!
Why not make 2019 the year to really make the BBQ part of your summer menu. Keep it simple and colourful with fruit and vegetable skewers and meltingly tender pork medallions or go big with whole Szechuan smoked duck!
And it’s not just about the grilling! BBQ’s are a great way to get together with friends and family. Add some wine or ice cold beer, good music and good company, what better way to celebrate National BBQ Week.