Top 10 Tips for Your Next Backyard BBQ
This summer sure has been one for the books already, and while we navigate through difficult times in certain aspects of our new daily routines, there is one constant – and that’s food. Food is what connects us, it’s what connects your home. This summer, bring the simple joys back with an easy backyard BBQ.
With our easy and delicious recipes paired with a few smart hacks, you can master the art of summer grilling, and get dinner on the table before the sun goes down.
Here are 10 Tips for Your Next Backyard BBQ, which help to minimize effort for a stress-free cooking experience!
1. LET IT REST
Ready to tempt your taste buds? Wait! Always allow your lamb chops and roasts to rest 5-10 minutes before cutting – it keeps them nice and juicy!
2. TURN UP THE HEAT
Bring your meat up to room temperature before cooking to prevent it from drying out.
3. KEEP IT SIMPLE
You can go simple and still get fantastic results! Rub your New Zealand Spring Lamb® with a touch of olive oil, salt and pepper, before grilling it to perfection.
4. QUICK AND EASY
Pro Tip: Look for thin cuts of meat like lamb chops that need just a few minutes on the grill! Perfect for feeding a crowd or for a quick weeknight meal for the family.
5. SOAK IT UP
Marinate your lamb overnight! Nothing beats coming home to an already prepped dinner. You’ll be thanking yourself later when all you have to do is throw the lamb on the BBQ after a long day.
6. STAY FRESH
Instead of bouncing between the kitchen and backyard, why not make your entire meal outside? Pop some veggies on the grill, like zucchini, eggplant and peppers, alongside your favorite New Zealand Spring Lamb® for a deliciously fresh and simple grilled salad.
7. EAT IT ALL
Use your leftover lamb and add it to a salad, stir-fry or sandwiches for dinner tonight or meal-prep for the rest of the week.
8. RACK UP THE APPLAUSE
Racks are for sharing, but ours are so good you’ll want it all to yourself. Rosemary and lemon are classic go-to’s when it comes to the rack. Paired with a simple side of rice or veggies and you’ll be racking up all the applause at your next home BBQ.
9. VALUE-ADDED PLATES
Use Ground New Zealand Spring Lamb® in burgers, sausages, sliders, apps or small plates! It’s a versatile meat, packed with sweet and mild flavors for your next family meal.
10. TIDY UP
After cooking, turn up the grill heat for 5-10 minutes to carbonize everything, then clean the grates with balled-up foil. You’ll be thanking your future self!