BBQ Whatever the Weather

We’ve been spoiled with sunny bank holidays this spring – and we’re savouring every minute of it! However, when the weather’s not looking good for a BBQ (which, let’s be honest, it often isn’t), why not move things indoors.

Ok – whilst it’s not possible to bring your outdoor barbecue indoors, believe it or not there are many household appliances that can help (almost) recreate that wonderful barbecue experience in the comfort of your own home!

Grilling Indoors
Despite not having the hot coals – most conventional grill appliances do a top job of cooking lovely, juicy ribs! So why not try this sticky and spicy recipe on a rainy day?
This fool proof, simple technique creates the most succulent ribs, and can serve up to 6 people.

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Ingredients:
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp chilli powder
1 tbsp of paprika
2 racks of short pork ribs
1 bottle of barbecue sauce
Salt and black pepper to taste

Method:
1. Preheat the grill on high heat.
2. In a small bowl, combine cumin, chilli powder, paprika, salt and pepper and mix well.
3. Trim off the fat from each rack and sprinkle spices on both sides. To prevent the ribs from becoming too dark and spicy, don’t rub the spices in.
4. Stick the ribs under the grill, and place tinfoil below the meat to catch any dripping – then reduce the heat to low and close for 40 minutes.
5. Brush ribs with desired amount of barbecue sauce and cook for an additional 5 mins.

Whenever you’re grilling indoors, always make sure you have a window open to let the smoke escape. And when you’re ready to eat, go semi-alfresco, by keeping the window open to give you an authentic taste of the great outdoors, but without the showers 😉

If you’re working ahead of the bad weather, then break out the slow cooker? It might not replicate that exact smoked BBQ flavour, but it can produce great-tasting and super-tender food.
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