It’s set to be the hottest July on record. Epilepsy Action has got some tips to make your BBQs sizzle, and help you to ‘get grilling and get giving’ for the Epilepsy Action Big BBQ to help the 600,000 people with epilepsy in the UK
1. Marinate, marinate, marinate!
Marinating your meat is the key to boosting its flavour and making sure it is at its succulent best! It is best to keep the meat in its marinade for at least 12 hours so consider preparing it the night before.
2. Lose the fridge chill
Get your burgers and bangers out of the fridge at least 20 minutes before they hit the grill. This will ensure that they’re closer to room temperature and less likely to burn on the outside while they’re still raw in the middle.
3. Patience is a virtue
You need to wait until your BBQ is the perfect temperature before starting to cook on it. The flames need to have died down, and the coals need to be white hot.
4. Get the right BBQ
The right BBQ can make all the difference! Whether fuelled by gas or charcoal, make sure your grill is good quality. Napoleon ® Grills have a brilliant selection of grills- from portable to giant. Use their BBQ selection tool to find the right grill for you.
5. Gazebos at the ready…
However hot the heatwave forecast, you can never rely on the Great British weather! Make sure you have a wet-weather option lined up.
6. Grill for a good cause
The Epilepsy Action Big BBQ is the perfect chance for hungry fundraisers to raise some cash for a good cause. With a fundraising pack bursting with good ideas, recipes and top tips, anyone can ‘get grilling and get giving’.
It's an event everyone can get involved in from the comfort of their own gardens. Taking place throughout the summer, it gives fundraisers plenty of time to organise a barbeque for their family, friends or in their communities.
For the second year, the event is being supported by Napoleon Grills. Every Big BBQ chef taking part has the chance to win a selection of Napoleon Grills BBQ accessories- with two available each month throughout the summer.
Epilepsy affects around one in every 100 people in the UK alone and 87 people are diagnosed with the condition every day. Epilepsy Action is the leading organisation working with and for people affected by epilepsy. Each year, Epilepsy Action helps around 1.3 million people understand epilepsy and treatment options through its helpline, website and events.