If you’re not keen on sharing BBQ pits on campsites and don’t fancy a trips-worth of cold meals, bring your own portable BBQ! Portable BBQ’s have been designed especially to be used on the go, making them an ideal choice for happy campers! If you’re in the market for a new portable BBQ, check out our guide to choosing the right one for you.
Once you have purchased your perfect portable grill, it’s important to make the most of it! Our tips below will guide you on how to best utilise your portable grill right from the get-go, as well as suggesting some of our favourite camping recipes for your next trip...
Before you can get your grill on, you’ll need to set up your portable BBQ according to the manufacturer instructions. Making sure that your BBQ is set up safely is essential to any good BBQ, but especially for portable BBQs as you never know where you may want to set up! To begin, follow these steps:
There’s no need to limit your menu to burgers and bangers when using a portable BBQ. Offering much of the same functionality of a standard-sized BBQ, but at a decreased size, there are plenty of tasty dishes that can be grilled on the go; allowing you to experiment with a whole variety of different recipes whilst enjoying the outdoor world.
Here are some of our favourite recipes for portable barbecuing:
If you want to keep it simple, bear in mind that a little preparation can go a long way. Why not try marinating your meats the night before to infuse your dishes with your favourite flavours, or alternatively you could take some delicious BBQ sauce and rubs along with to quickly and conveniently flavour your food.
BBQ food safety is something that can be easily forgotten with the excitement of barbecuing on the go, but it’s extremely important that you remember the basics.
You’ll need to keep your food cool, especially when transporting meats for your BBQ. A cool box is the perfect solution to this problem, keeping your food at a low temperature for longer periods of time, covering you for the time spent travelling to your destination and setting up your portable BBQ.
If using a cool box, resist temptation to put all your food into the same location. Remember that your cooked and raw meats need to be kept well away from each-other, and any vegetables should also be kept separately from your meats.
When you’ve finished and your BBQ is cool, you should clean it as soon as possible and store it away in a covered location, so that you are ready and prepared for the next time you want to use it! Cleaning your BBQ is an essential process as it helps with your grill’s maintenance and also prevents any leftover food from decaying whilst in storage. It is also much quicker and easier to clean your BBQ straight away than days or weeks later.