Blog — Grill

Lamb Kebabs

Posted by Martin Perkins on

We made these lamb kebabs while camping last weekend. I borrowed a Weber Portable BBQ, for the trip and it was the perfect size to act as a mangal with our Hand Forged Broad Skewers. We ate these with garlic mayo, sumac onions, chilli sauce, cabbage salad and lavash bread. One of many tasty morsels enjoyed in the semi-wilderness of Cambridgeshire's Eastern Boarder that sunny weekend. Serves 2 - 3 depending on sides. Ingredients: 400g Lamb Leg or Neck, cubed 1 tbsp Olive Oil 1 Lemon Zest and Juice 3 Cloves Garlic, crushed 2 tsp Cumin seeds, toasted and lightly crushed 1/2...

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Hard Charred Beef Skewers With Spicy Yellow Sauce

Posted by Martin Perkins on

These skewers are perfect for this time of year (winter) when standing outside trying to maintain a steady, low temperature on your barbecue isn’t particularly appealing. All the tenderising happens in your prep, rather than the cook. With your slippers on. Having said that it does involve smoking a load of veg for the sauce but you can just put a coat on. You’ll be fine. For the final cook, just wheel your barbecue or chimney topper over to your back door (or out the window), light it up and blast the skewers on high heat, turning continually. I used rump for...

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Everybody Loves a Raymond Burger

Posted by Martin Perkins on

Strap on your Crocs and pull up your socks as guest columnist Ray Perkins presents a burger recipe many years in the making. He knew he'd struck gold when his mate who used to run a pub known for its burgers said it was one of the best he'd ever had.

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The Chimney Topper Story

Posted by Martin Perkins on

Shop the look! The first time I used one a chimney starter was in Australia on a dry, wooden balcony. I was very very scared by how hot it got, convinced I’d burn down the house we were staying in. Also there was a Kookaburra that ate pieces of steak out of our hand. Anyway… Years later when I was used to using them and barbecuing more generally, I realised how hard it was to get a decent sear on meat without overcooking the middle. You can use ripping hot pans over your hob and all but you have to...

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