Summer has (almost) finally arrived and it’s starting to be the perfect weather for a BBQ. After you have wined and dined your guests, the last thing you want to do is clean the BBQ.
So Michelin star chef Steve Smith, of Bohemia Restaurant, Jersey, has provided his tips on how to clean your BBQ as easily and as quickly as possible. It is important to clean your BBQ regularly to prevent food poisoning and to prolong the life of the BBQ.
Preheat the Grill
Clean the grill just after preheating it, this way the grease and food will scrape off easily.
Grab an Onion
To remove all of the grit, place a half cut onion on the end of a fork and rub onto a hot grill.
Clean your grill with soapy water after cooking, then rinse and dry immediately and rub vegetable oil across the grill to prevent rust.
Don’t throw water
If you are using a charcoal grill, then do not throw cold water on the coals after cooking as this will create a mess!
Crack open a Beer
Pour half a bottle of beer over a heated BBQ then rub with newspaper for a clean grill. Then you enjoy the rest of the beer for yourself!
Create a Paste
Mix baking soda and water to make a paste then cover the grill in it with a wire brush. Let it dry for 15 minutes then wipe the grill with a dry cloth and place it over the hot coals for 15 minutes to burn off any remains before cooking the food.
Bohemia is the only restaurant in the Channel Islands to be listed in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants and is ranked at number 49. Bohemia also recently received the highest score in the Channel Islands in the Good Food Guide 2016 with a glowing score of 7, its highest score yet, and was listed as the best restaurant in Jersey in the guide’s ‘Top 50 Restaurants in the UK’.
Bohemia Bar & Restaurant,
St. Helier, Jersey