Can you feel it? Summer is coming closer! Not only will you be packing away your winter clothes, but you will be blowing the dust off your outdoor BBQ.
There’s no denying that BBQs are great fun. But, what’s not fun is running out of gas in the middle of cooking that great T-bone steak and Curran Plumbing has the perfect solution for any BBQ blues.
Did you know that you can connect your BBQ to your home’s gas system?
It’s a simple process and Curran Plumbing are the experts.
We simply hook your BBQ up to your household gas, saving you time, money and a half cooked steak.
So what are the benefits of hooking your BBQ up to your household gas supply?
1// You will save yourself money – it’s cost effective
2// You don’t have to worry about running out of gas in your portable tanks anymore
3// Natural gas is cleaner than other types of gas
4// Your BBQ will feel more connected to your home
What about BBQ maintenance?
Here is a checklist you can keep in handy for maintaining your BBQ before and after use.
|Is your BBQ in an enclosed area? The worst thing you can do is use your outdoor BBQ indoors or in an enclosed area. Can you imagine how harmful those fumes would be for both you and those around you? Make sure that you and the BBQ can both breathe in open space.
|Is your BBQ clean of old oil and other grime? Having old oil stains and other grime can be detrimental for your BBQ. It can cause damage, rust, and it can even cause a flame to burst. Make sure you clean your BBQ before and after using it.
|Are you remembering to turn off the gas when you are finished using it? We are all guilty of sometimes leaving things on when they aren’t supposed to be – like an indoor gas heater still burning after going to bed or leaving the house. Make sure you double check to see if the gas is turned off before eating the delicious food you just cooked.
There you have it! A simple checklist you can keep in handy during the warmer season that is already here. Be sure to print out this checklist or bookmark it on whichever device you use.
Once you get your BBQ sorted why not try this great recipe?
Check out this beautiful spring recipe that you can use with your fully-functioning BBQ (recipe and image via Taste.com.au)!
Mango and coconut chicken skewers
- 8 pre-soaked bamboo skewers
- 800g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces
- ½ cup mango chutney
- 1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 270ml can light coconut cream
- 100g Asian salad leaf mix
- 3 radishes, thinly sliced
- 1 Lebanese cucumber, peeled, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons Asian salad dressing
- Thread chicken evenly onto 8 skewers. Combine chutney, peanut butter and soy sauce in a bowl. Transfer 2 tablespoons mixture to a small bowl. Brush mixture over chicken skewers. Reserve remaining mixture.
- Heat a well-oiled barbecue or chargrill pan over medium heat. Cook skewers, in batches, for 3 – 4 minutes each side or until browned and cooked through.
- Meanwhile, place coconut cream and reserved mango chutney mixture in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 6 – 8 minutes or until reduced by half and mixture has thickened slightly.
- Place salad mix, radish, cucumber and dressing in a bowl. Toss to combine. Place skewers on a platter. Drizzle with a little coconut mixture. Serve with salad and remaining coconut mixture.
For more information on installing your BBQ to your home gas system, contact us today by calling 1300 045 240 or click here.