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8 Ways to Raise Your BBQ game

1. Room temperature meat!
Leaving your meat out of the fridge for 20-30mins before cooking can help your meat cook to perfection. If you put cold meat on the barbie it’s likely the outsides will burn while the inside is not yet fully cooked.

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2. Refreshing beverages
Often overlooked but any quality bbq barista should offer top quality beverages. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic options are always a good idea.

2. Lemonade
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3. What’s the beef?
Know your hanger from your brisket? Use this handy map to find out about the different cuts of meat and impress your mates in the process. The plate section contains the famous delicious sweet spot for hanger streaks.

 

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4. What goes well with meat? Meat of the sea!
A simple way to outclass the average Joe bbq is to bring seafood into the mix. “Throw a few shrimps on the Barbie”, if you will! Sprinkle a little chili, lime and coriander to spice things up.

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Image source: By Prasad SR (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

5. Baste like a beast
Simply basting or marinating meat or fish in teriyaki sauce over night will give them the extra wow factor!

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6. Meat Up
A great way to up your vegetable to game is to meat up! Sweet corn and asparagus wrapped in streaky in bacon is the ultimate game changer.

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Image source: By Oddjob (Own work) [Public domain], CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
7. Make friends with salad
The average barbequer puts out iceberg lettuce and leaves it at that. If you want to truly be el capitano de bbq you need to get your head in the salad. Minimum offering must include lettuce, tomatoes, olives and a bean salad!

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Image source: By Deror avi (Own work) [Attribution, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
8. Everything tastes better on a skewer!

Everyone loves getting hands on and stuck in at BBQs. So skewers are brill way to present meat or salads.

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Image source: By Oddjob (Own work) [Public domain], CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons