When considering your choice of food for a bucket barbecue, don’t just stick to traditional sausages and beef burgers. Look for different option when looking to buy bucket BBQ food. Try making your own vegetable skewers – layer cherry tomatoes, onions, peppers and mushrooms. Brush the vegetables lightly with oil so they don’t stick to the grill when you are ready to cook. Other great dishes that can be cooked on a bucket barbecue are new potatoes. Add the potatoes to a parcel of foil, together with a knob of butter and any herbs you like. Place the package on the bucket barbecue grill and allow the potatoes to gently cook – perfect! You may decide to cook pork chops on your bucket barbecue – a great tip to stop the meat drying out is to spray the meat as it is cooking with apple juice. Simply fill a clean garden spray with apple juice and spray on the cooking meat every now and again. It really does keep the meat moist and tender.
Bucket barbecues are really easy to keep clean. The grill can be scrubbed clean after use in a kitchen sink, or even added to your dishwasher cycle. Once cool the coals can be emptied and the bucket barbecue stored away ready for use again. The great thing about the bucket barbecue is that it can be stored away easily – in a small storage cupboard or garden shed. There is no worrying about buying a cover for your barbecue – perfect for even the smallest of homes.
There are so many great looking barbecues available today. Anyone looking to buy a new barbecue has the choice of stunning gas range cookers including gas rings to small disposable trays perfect for barbecues on the go. A Bucket barbecue is really at the bottom end of the spectrum. They are of course a few steps up from the tin trays available from most supermarkets these days. Bucket barbecues are a great choice for anyone thinking about barbecues away from home – parks, beaches, friends houses – the choice is endless. Bucket barbecues can be used over and over and can easily be transported once they have cooled down. When the naked chef, Jamie Oliver first appeared on our screens, he created a renewed interest in the bucket barbecue, creating a rush of keen cooks looking to buy bucket BBQ products. Pictured with cool surfer types on the beach, it is easy to see why the bucket barbecue found fame again.
The bucket barbecue is really easy to set up. Simply fill the depth of the bucket with coals and set alight. Once the coals are ready, the grill can be placed on top and it’s ready to go! The only limitation is the size of the grill. For a bigger party, multiple bucket barbecues may be needed – making the occasion a really great way to get friends together. For vegetarian partygoers it is recommended that a separate bucket barbecue is used and meat juices will coat the grill and make it a strictly meat eater barbecue. There are some great vegetable dishes that work on a bucket barbecue.