This has been the year of the barbie. I managed to persuade an incredulous Sue that I really did want a big Weber for my Christmas (and birthday present). First thing that happened was the cover took off in one of the big winter storms. I mean it really must have taken off like a rocket because we searched everywhere and it was never seen again. If you’re up Snowdon this year and you come across a barbie cover ….
So I’ve been learning how to do proper indirect cooking in a kettle barbecue and it’s been a fabulous summer. Over here they have the smaller version which is only really any good for direct grilling. They also have a wonderful fish stall in the supermarket run by a family who have their own boat so, on the grill so far we have had, sardines, sea bass, sea bream, red mullet and brill (barbue):
(that was the barbue)
Plus I grilled spatchcocked chicken twice and cooked sole meunier, hake in salsa verde, mussels and squid on the hob. Today I’m doing proper UK cod and chips – with a sourdough batter of course.
Who needs restaurants.