BARBECUE DO’S AND DON’TS
Do make sure your barbecue is hot: If you can hold your hand 6cm above the heat for 3 to 4 seconds it’s at a moderately high temperature, which is perfect. Do bring your beef to room temperature: Take your beef out of the fridge 10 minutes before you start, so they cook evenly. Do treat marinated beef differently: Don’t pour marinade over the meat while it’s cooking, this makes the meat stew and causes flare-ups. Don’t crowd the barbecue: This reduces the heat and the beef will begin to stew. Don’t turn the beef more than once: This will result in the beef not cooking evenly. Don’t use a fork to turn the beef: Use tongs to turn the beef, as a fork will pierce the beef draining it of its juices.