How to be the BBQ pro for your guests this summer

by Tefal Team on 28 July 2023
  • It’s that time of the year where families will be swapping their oven-cooked meals in the kitchen for BBQs in the garden; and it’s a great time to get the kids involved and cook and eat together as a family.  

    At TEFAL, we believe food is more than just fuel. Food is fragrance, flavour, and creativity.  But most importantly, food is about time spent with loved ones.  

    Bring your family together this summer over a gorgeous meal in the sun 

  • Prepping your barbecue

    Start off by preparing your food for the barbeque; you’ll want to make sure you have sharp knives to cut your meat, ready for slicing your chicken and making the perfect skewers. Try the Jamie Oliver knives (but be sure to keep these away from the kids).  

    When prepping your barbecue, you’re going to need to find the best sides to go with your mains. Take a look at our simple and efficient manual choppers such as the 5 second chopper and the Jamie Oliver Chop and Shaker Manual Chopper. Whizz up your vegetables to make tasty salsas in 5 seconds ready to season your lunch with a zesty punch.  

  • No cutting out the eye for detail

    Elevate the BBQ experience by sprucing up your table with simple decorations. Go for a classic and laid-back theme by using a checkered tablecloth for a touch of charm. Arrange a centrepiece with wildflowers or freshly picked blooms from your garden, placed in a rustic mason jar. Keep it family-friendly by using durable and colourful eco plates that match your scheme. Keep the kids busy and get them to help to decorate while you’re hosting your guests.  

  • No BBQ, no problem

    Haven’t got a barbecue? No problem. With Tefal’s Optigrill, you can create authentic barbecue style food, with little fuss and maximum flavour. Especially if you don’t have a very big outside space or looking to recreate the BBQ experience on a balcony or terrace.  

    Get that perfect charred finish on your BBQ bangers with the Optigrill, making your skewers look fresh off the barbecue.  

    The Optigrill Elite, with its intelligent technology, will measure the thickness of your meat or veg, ensuring the cut is cooked exactly to your taste. Whether you’re looking for a well-done beef burger or a medium rare steak, the Optigrill Elite knows just how long to grill for. Clever, right? 

  • We’ve got another product that is really going to wow your guests at your barbecues this summer. You might be thinking a barbecue with an Air fryer? No way.  

    But did you know, the Easy Fry 3 in 1 air fryer has its very own grill plate, perfect for sizzling those Classic hotdogs, or grilling your pizza stuffed portobello mushrooms  

    Pre-heat your Grill plate for 15 minutes to ensure the perfect sizzle as soon as you place your skewers in. So, if you don’t have ‘proper’ barbecue kit, there really is no need to worry. We have got you covered.  

    Try these fragrant Greek style chicken skewers. Involve the kids and have them mixing up the most delicious marinade and getting them ready for grilling.

  • Now you’ve got your centre pieces sorted, you’ll want to find the best sides to accompany your grilled dishes. Whip up these which make for the perfect complement to any barbecue. From ratatouille, roasted vegetable and bulgar wheat salad or a grilled courgette salad with mint, chickpeas and paprika.  

    Finish off your barbecue with these Air fryer Pickles making the perfect snack. 

    Looking for a cocktail then a simple sangria recipe, refreshing and easy for the host to make ahead of time. Or for an alcohol-free option try a twist on the classic lemonade, this gooseberry and mint lemonade will wow.  

    Need some more barbecue recipe inspo? Look no further than the nifty Tefal App. Select your desired products and search by keyword to get the perfect recipe suggestions for your barbecues this summer.  

    Be a BBQ pro with Tefal and you’ll have the whole family impressed.  

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