How To Improve Your Summer BBQ
With this year being one like most of us have never experienced before, being able to do some of the simpler things again since lockdown easing begun has been a massive relief for everyone. Takeaway meals out, popping to the shops again and even heading back to the gym to shift some of the inevitable poundage gained over lockdown has felt like a weight being lifted off the nation’s shoulders. Being in the period of the calendar most countries would associate with warmer and drier weather (obviously not always the case in the UK), BBQ’s are also an amazing way to reconnect with friends and family you may not have had much contact with for the majority of this year. Therefore, we have decided to put together a list of some of our products that will be guaranteed to go down amazingly at any (socially distanced) summer BBQ. Enjoy!
One thing that you could never have predicted at the end of last year was the massive growth in demand for hand sanitizer and their related products. For most people now, they are just a part of everyday life and something that is usually in your bag or on your person most of the time. However, a lot of the hand sanitizers you buy in shops are often quite harsh on your skin as well as not smelling the greatest. That’s why we believe in these hand sanitizers from Haan so much as they smell great, come in an incredibly well designed and portable container and are made of a mix of 65% alcohol, fragrance and aloe vera to help kill 99.9% of common germs and bacteria.
Whatever BBQ you go to, there is always a lot of trust and responsibility placed on whoever is cooking up the goods for everyone. Firstly, they need to make sure the food is cooked through (basic but essential for obvious reasons), secondly they need to make sure it’s ready in an acceptable amount of time and thirdly they need to make sure the food is delicious. The first product on our list is a fantastic way to help achieve the third requirement!
The Rivsalt BBQ Pro is Suitable for gas or charcoal barbecues, in the oven or directly on your induction, gas or electric stove tops. All you have to do to use is simply add oil to the large salt surface and heat up slowly to create a sizzling cooking surface that seasons evenly as it grills meat, fish, shellfish or vegetables. We also love the way you can chill the BBQ Pro and use it as a sophisticated surface for serving other dishes such as ice cream or even sushi.
Now the food’s been served, and everyone is tucking in. But what sauce do you go for on your burger or hot dog? For most people this is usually going to consist of ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, hot sauce etc. The next product on our list is something that makes everyone prick their ears up when they first hear of it, but it’s tangy yet balanced flavour is what makes it perfect for the kind of food you’d get at a BBQ.
Gin Mayo started life in a seafood restaurant and bar based in Amsterdam, where their love of seafood and gin lead to the creation of Gin Mayo which combines their stunning Mayo with 5% Bobby's Gin. The incredible result is perfect for nearly all types of dishes you would have normal mayo or ketchup with, including burgers, hot dogs and seafood. We cannot get enough of the stuff!
Once the BBQ is done, everyone has over-indulged and the weather is starting to cool off quite a bit, sometimes there is nothing better than a nice herbal tea to end the evening. The Supertea collection from Tea Ministry is just perfect for such occasions. The collection of organic blends is based on super foods, including super teas, super herbs, super fruits and/or super spices. Organically sourced in small batches created by Teministeriet (Tea Ministry) in Sweden we love all the flavours, however the organic coconut is perfect for a summer’s evening.
We hope you enjoyed our Summer BBQ blog and it gave you some ideas of ways to change up your usual BBQ routine with some new products to use! If there’s anything you want us to cover in future blogs let us know as we’re always open to suggestions.
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