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    Natural Born Griller – We Grill Ibiza!

    Alright then folks –between all the fancy restaurants, design
    fashionistas and luxury stuff, we are here to hold up the flag for some
    real down-to-earth food in the tradition of the true Mediterranean.
    Welcome to the new Essentialibiza BBQ Blog –powered by Flying Pig Ibiza
    – perfect villa, yacht and venue grill catering. We are the Islands
    Specialists for ‘Giant Meat’ specialists in XXXL.

    Some of you might have asked; is the Hogman still there? Yes he is for
    sure! It’s the end of July and it’s time for a new BBQ blog, the theme
    this time is ‘High on Hog!’ Powered by FLYING PIG IBIZA CATERING’ As we
    are heading through the peak of the season you can all see thousands of
    small smoking fires all over this tiny island and that can only mean one
    thing – summer BBQ season is on. Most people think that putting a piece of
    meat, poultry or something else on a hot grill can be called BBQ, to be
    honest that’s an old myth! This time The Natural Born Griller shows you
    how easy it is to prepare a fantastic fresh and tasty BBQ in a few steps.
    Ok lets begin with the basics…

    One of the secrets of a great BBQ is the sauce, this liquid wonder is very
    easy to make and it varies on your own taste. One of my favorite is the
    WHITE TRASH BBQ SAUCE for 10 hungry cowboys; just mix the following
    (perfectly done with a blender).
    500 ml bottle of ketchup, 250 ml cola (rest from a bottle is just fine),
    cracked black pepper corn, salt, fresh garlic (peeled and mashed) and
    lemon juice.

    This is a simple one, don’t buy your meat, whatever your choice is, in a
    plastic wrapped package from the supermarket. There are numerous great
    butchers on the island and they are cheaper than the supermarket and you
    can also ask them to slice your portions, giving you a decent, finger
    thick steak to cook. Don’t be afraid of fat, it actually carries the taste
    and gives your BBQ the full 100% flavour, if there are real fat haters at
    the party, they can always cut it off after it has been cooked.

    No, you don’t need any special equipment and yes a simple grid will also
    work if you do it right.

    Divide your fire (charcoal) in two sectors…
    Real hot (glowing charcoal)
    Low temperature (less charcoal)

    You can buy these little wooden chips in Ibiza or in any fishing shop. If
    you have a grill with a hood – congratulations but any other grill
    sergeants need a big flat metal pot, works the same I promise! Take your
    wood chips and water them until they are soaked (30 minutes), alright
    folks, now we are ready to rock n roll.

    Take 50% of the BBQ sauce and use it as marinade (this means place your
    steaks in the sauce in layers like this; sauce – meat – sauce) and keep it
    cool for around 6 hours, for the other 50% in the pot you’ll need a normal
    size brush. Ladies and Gentlemen, start firing your charcoal grill (almost
    1 our before the dinner). After 30 /40 minutes the grill should be ready
    and please remember the two zones hot and cold. (See Heat Zones)

    Put your marinated steaks on the Hot Zone (hear the sizzle) for 5 minutes
    each side until they are really brown and show
    the black grill marks. Keep on brushing your meat/ poultry with your
    wonderful marinade (both sides) smell the aroma and feel like KING KONG at
    the Grill! Now it’s the time to send them to the Cold Zone and throw your
    soaked wood chips into the fire – yes into the fire! Close the lid and or
    for the other folks with the basic version put the big pot upside down to
    catch the smoke. Leave it like this for almost 10 minutes and watch the
    neighbors as they will act like ZOMBIES – HA! Aromaaaaaaaaa! Now this is a
    real BBQ and you did it all yourself with no stress.

    In those 10 minutes you can easily drop some fresh corn on a cob in
    boiling salted water and put out some salted butter (mantequila con sal)
    and /or do your own chopped salad with all the local lettuce, tomatoes,
    cucumbers and herbs. Add fresh baguettes and some dips and you’re done!
    Time to have some more wine, beer or sangria.

    I really love homemade lemonade from a jug, here in Ibiza you find lemons
    on nearly every second tree – slice them add some sugar and peppermint and
    a little salt (YES!) – fill up with water and ice cubes. The look is great
    and the taste is even better – no one will ask for the usual industry
    stuff like cola, sprite etc…

    Call everyone to the table – by this time you’ve already put out your
    salads, appetizers, olives, cheeses, ham, grapes, figs and dips, glasses
    filled with water and wine and your candles. When everybody has sat around
    the table, it is time to open the lid (or lift the lid off the pot) and
    sen your BBQ to the serving plates around the table along woth the
    steaming corn and salad etc.

    To score extra BBQ points just chop up some fresh local herbs such as
    chives, thyme, rosemary, parsley and put those on the meat, you can’t get
    any better than that! If you followed the steps you should hear a loud
    aaaaaaaaaaah from around your table, if not, invite other people next time
    and try again. Oink!

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    Also very important to get the music right for your BBQ, check out the
    Hogman’s playlist and have fun listening!