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The Best British Ingredients for a Summer Barbecue

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
published by

Dani R

Jul 06, 2021
8 minutes to read

A wonderful sunny afternoon with a cold beer and some meat grilling on the barbecue is pretty much unbeatable. And there are so many little tips and tricks you can employ to make your barbecued food taste even better! Marcus Bawdon, who runs the UK BBQ school, recommends buying ethically sourced lumpwood charcoal.




‘Think of it as an ingredient in itself,’ he explains. ‘The better quality it is, the better your food will taste.’




Meanwhile, food writer Heather Taylor believes that it’s important to think outside the grill.




“Char lemon halves and spring onions, then bash with a little vinegar and rapeseed oil (perfect with fish); or cook whole garlic cloves in tin foil in a cool part of the barbecue then use to make a heady smoked garlic aioli,” she recommends.




We recommend using only the very best ingredients for your barbecue feast. Think sustainably sourced Cornish fish and ethically raised, grass-fed meat. Not only is it good for the environment, it also tastes great! We’ve compiled a list of our ultimate artisan products to elevate your barbecue.



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