Sizzling Summer Game - 5 top tips for barbecuing game meatby Annabel Warne July 21 2015
There's no reason to confine game to winter cooking! Venison and wild boar are available and excellent cooked on the barbecue. Smaller game like rabbit and pheasant freezes really well and we can supply it throughout the year. The smokey flavours will really enhance the meat and there are plenty of great recipes out there so get barbecuing now!
Game on the BBQ - 5 top tips
There are some simple rules for barbecuing game...
- Because the meat is naturally leaner than farmed meat such as pork, chicken and beef, it's important to marinade before cooking - try this delicious BBQ marinade for your venison or wild boar steaks
- Make sure you don't overcook - cook the meat slowly and at a low temperature - make sure your grills are not too hot.
- Covering the barbecue with a lid can help to avoid meat drying out.
- Smoke complements the flavour of game beautifully - try some nice soft woods such as cherry, apple & beech*. Our Wood fired pigeon recipe experiments with oak and rosemary stalks.
- Try hot smoking your game - in this video, Steve Lamb from River Cottage demonstrates how to transform a cheap lidded barbecue and hot smokes pheasant breasts in just 5 minutes.
*Thanks to Jamie Foy, Chef at Weber Barbecues, for this tip via twitter!