Christmas Turkey on the BBQ
With lockdown fuelling a big rise in the popularity of outdoor cooking, plenty of enthusiasts will be roasting their Christmas turkey on the barbecue this week.
Leading barbecue brand Weber, together with BBQ magazine and Season Cookery School at the Exclusive Collection’s Lainston House hotel near Winchester, have produced a short video to show how to cook your turkey alfresco this Christmas.
“You can cook anything on a barbecue and this year has seen many people re-imagine their outdoor space in the face of Covid-19 and all the restrictions imposed. So why not cook your Christmas turkey outside and then let the children toast marshmallows,” said Rupert Bates, editor of BBQ magazine.
Dan Cooper, head grill master at Weber, said: This year more than ever we are exploring new and exciting ways to cook, eat and live outdoors and in our gardens. Barbecuing can offer the key to a whole new world of flavours and experiences.”
Danny Pecorelli, managing director of Exclusive Collection, added:
“We’ve seen fantastic interest in our outdoor cookery classes at Season Cookery School since launching them last summer. Being outdoors has never been so important and people are excited by the incredible culinary creations they can recreate in their own back gardens.”
On a recent episode of Grilling, Simon Rimmer’s new podcast in association with Weber, Nadiya Hussain, spoke of her love of barbecue.
“We barbecue all year round. We prefer to barbecue in the cold. Barbecuing and cooking outside comes completely naturally to me,” said The Great British Bake Off star, television presenter and author.
“I love to barbecue in the winter. I hate the idea that barbecues get put away when it gets cold; keep them out. They create heat. Get a coat on and get out there barbecuing.”
Rimmer said: “You’ve got more moisture in the air. You’re out in the cold and have that heat of the barbecue, I cooked my Christmas turkey on the BBQ a couple of years ago. Smoky, delicious flavours cooked over coals. It was fantastic.”