• Danny Joyce

Trisha’s tips, tricks and BBQ know how!

Aldi is firing up the nation for a summer of delicious food and this is the summer to be adventurous with the BBQ! We know now how to make the most of our outdoor spaces, so this year, make sure your BBQ chef reputation is on the up with Aldi’s Internationally Awarded delicious and different Irish BBQ meats, delicious treats, fresh salads and sides from Aldi, in store now.

Aldi Ambassador Trisha Lewis said: “I’m delighted to be part of Aldi’s Raising the BBQ campaign. We’ll all be spending a lot more time in our gardens this summer so it’s the perfect time to get a bit more familiar with your barbeque! Aldi has delicious easy to follow barbeque recipes and I’ll be providing some really useful tips during the campaign to help you become a barbeque pro. Now all we need is some sun!”


Trisha’s Tips and Tricks for a successful BBQ!

1. Always have a lid, as this will trap in the smoky flavour from the hot coals. It locks in the flavour and it keeps the temperature constant, which is ideal for cooking.


2. Add some wood chips to your coal pieces; this will give an extra hit of flavour. Hickory works so well with bacon while beech works really well with chicken.


3. Don’t have the flames roaring, you will want the BBQ flavour but you do not want a burnt flavour! Be sure to control your cooking and leave the big flames die down before you add your food on top! The coals should be grey and hot- this will be the most even heat!


4. Split your coals. I would have more to the left so this is like an oven and you can have different temperature settings. So, on the left more coals means that it will be hotter and you can use for the cooking and on the right have fewer coals so it is cooler and you can use it to keep the cooked food hot.

5. Use proper tools- tongs, fish slice, towel to prevent dropping of food or burning of your hands!

6. Aldi’s selection of BBQ food is amazing and the work is already done for you.

7. Marinade your food as this will counterbalance the smoky flavour and give your meat that extra bit of oomph. The marinade will also caramelise and give you a beautiful sweet taste!

8. When cooking vegetables I would use courgettes, peppers and red onion and I would slice them nice and thin and evenly and pop them on the BBQ- afterwards you can mix them in a bowl with some extra virgin olive oil and some garlic and it is so simply beautiful!


9. Pop your breads on top and they will heat up and toast quickly so you can serve these with some hummus or balsamic vinegar while the guests wait for their burgers!


10. Keep control of your cooking and make sure you are turning your food often to avoid burning.


11. Pop some herbs into the coal like rosemary or thyme and when they burn, they will release flavour into your food.

12. Cook your vegetables last.


13. Prep is key! Have your sides ready to rock the day before, you could make some coleslaw, potato salad, caprese salad and have all your burger stuff sliced and ready to go! Fail to prepare, prepare to fail!

Trisha’s Tips on what to pop onto the BBQ!

1. Halloumi cheese is wonderful as it holds its shape!

2. Onions, sweetcorn, courgettes, peppers, aubergines & garlic cloves are so tasty and when they are done, add them into a bowl with some olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic and serve!

3. Chicken, beef, burgers, ribs, lamb and steaks all work so well!

4. Salmon and prawns!


Chicken marinade recipe:

Marinade for 4 hours at least.

Overnight is ideal!

Recipe Ingredients:

• 4 x Butcher’s Selection Chicken Breasts

• 100ml Solesta Extra Virgin Olive Oil

• Juice of one Nature’s Pick Lemon

• Zest of one Nature’s Pick Lemon

• 50ml Asia Specialities Soya Sauce

• 4 x cloves Nature’s Pick Garlic crushed and sliced

• 50ml The Deli Balsamic Vinegar

• 50g The Pantry Brown Sugar

• 1 x tbsp of Worcestershire sauce

• Fresh herbs

Method:

1. Score your chicken breasts with a knife on the top! (This will give you faster cooking time and the marinade will seep in more!

2. In a bowl place all your ingredients, cover and pop into the fridge for at least 4 hours! Pop onto the BBQ and cook through, enjoy!


Aldi has some deliciously affordable BBQ products on sale this spring/summer including:

Champion World Class Steaks! Choose from Aldi’s delicious selection of Irish steaks full of amazing flavour. So good, they’ve won 11 Superior Taste Awards between them.

Specially Selected Irish Black Angus 32 Day Matured 8oz Sirloin Steaks €6.99/454g (2 steaks) – 2 Star Superior Taste Award Winner at the International Taste Institute Awards 2020.

Specially Selected Irish Black Angus 32 Day Matured 8oz Rib Eye Steaks €8.99/454g (2 steaks) – Crystal Award winner at the International Taste Institute Awards 2020, 3 Star Superior Taste Winner at the International Taste Institute Awards 2020 and 1 star Great Taste Awards Winner 2020.

Specially Selected Irish Black Angus 32 Day Matured 7oz Fillet Steaks €10.99/400g (2 steaks) – 3 Star Superior Taste Winner at the International Taste Institute Awards 2020 and 1 star Great Taste Awards Winner 2020.

Specially Selected Tipperary Dry Aged Black Angus 36 Day Matured Rib Eye Steaks €12.49/454g (2 steaks) - Crystal Award winner at the International Taste Institute Awards 2019, 3 Star Superior Taste Winner at the International Taste Institute Awards 2020 and 1 star Great Taste Awards Winner 2020.

Specially Selected 36 Day Matured Tipperary Dry Aged Black Angus Striploin Steaks €12.49/454g (2 steaks) – 2 Star Superior Taste Award Winner at the International Taste Institute Awards 2020.

Moreish Meats:

Brannans Cocktail Sausages €1.59/454g – Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Pork.

Specially Selected Pancetta Style Irish Bacon Lardons €1.79/150g – Choose from Smoked or Unsmoked. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Pork.

Brannans Summer Sausages €1.99/454g – Choose from BBQ or Sweet Chilli. Made with 100% Irish Pork.

Specially Selected Irish Angus Beef Burgers €2.39/280g – Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Beef.

Brannans Sticky BBQ Chicken/Honey & Chilli Chicken Pieces €2.49/240g

Marinated Irish Chicken Drumsticks €2.49/500g – Choose from Tennessee BBQ or Chinese. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Chicken.

Marinated Irish Chicken Wings €2.49/500g - Choose from Chilli, Pepper & Garlic of Piri Piri. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Chicken.

Butchers Selection Irish Beef Quarter Pounders €2.75/454g- Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Beef.

Breaded Mini Irish Chicken Fillets €2.69/300g – Choose from Memphis BBQ or Jamaican Jerk. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Chicken.

Butcher’s Selection Irish Beef Quarter Pounders €2.79/454g- Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Beef.

Butchers Selection Irish 5oz Crusted Rib Steak Burgers €2.99/284g- Available in Oak Smoked Salt & Three Chillies or Sea Salt & Three Pepper. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Beef.

Butcher’s Selection Irish 6oz Beef Burgers with cheese melt €3.29/400g- Available in Vintage Cheddar & Bacon or Jalapeno Cheese Melt. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Beef.

Marinated Chicken Thigh Kebabs €2.99/350g – Choose from Piri Piri or Mexican Spice. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Chicken.

Marinated Irish Chicken Burgers €2.99/400g – Choose from Smoky BBQ or Asian Style Sticky Ginger. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Chicken.

Irish Lean 4% Fat Pork Burger €2.99/454g- Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Pork.

Plain Irish Chicken Burgers €3.19/480g. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Chicken.

Mexican BBQ Pork Belly Slices €3.29/480g- Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Pork.

Marinated Irish Chicken Thighs Boneless & Skinless €3.49/500g – Choose from Lemon & Pepper or Spicy Jalapeño. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Chicken.

Premium Irish Chicken Burgers €3.49/400g - Choose from Free Range or Corn-fed chicken. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Chicken.

Marinated Quick Cook Irish Chicken Fillets €3.49/305g – Choose from Sweet Chilli & Lime or Smoked Chipotle Chilli. Bord Bia Quality Assured. On sale 9th June.

Irish Chicken Mini Fillet Kebabs €3.49/300g – Choose from Margarita Style or Hoisin. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Chicken.

Specially Selected Irish Angus Ultimate 8oz Beef Burgers with Seasoning €3.69/454g- Bord Bia Quality Assured and made with 100% Irish Beef.

Butcher’s Selection Irish Quick Fry Beef Steaks with glaze €3.49/360g- Available in Hickory Smoked Glaze or Salt & Fiery Chilli Glaze. Bord Bia Quality Assured and made with 100% Irish Beef.

Marinated Quick Cook Irish Chicken Fillets €3.49/300g - Choose from Garlic & Herb or Piri Piri. Bord Bia Quality Assured Origin Ireland, made with 100% Irish Chicken.

Irish Pork Loin Chops with Asian Ginger & Honey Glaze €3.59/500g- Bord Bia Quality Assured and made with 100% Irish Pork.

• On sale 9th of July.

Irish Turkey Burgers €3.69/400g. Choose from Plain, Sweet & Spicy or Mediterranean Style. Bord Bia Quality Assured Meat Content Only, made with 100% Irish Turkey.

Butcher’s Selection Reduced Fat Irish Beef Burgers €3.79/454g- Bord Bia Quality Assured and made with 100% Irish Beef.

Butcher’s Selection Irish Quick Fry Burgers €3.99/800g- Bord Bia Quality Assured and made with 100% Irish Beef.

Irish Spatchcock Chicken €3.99/1kg – Choose from Piri Piri or Garlic & Herb. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Chicken.

Irish Chicken BBQ Bumper Pack €4.49/1.4kg - Contains Spicy Mexican Style Oyster Thighs, Piri Piri Drumsticks, Hot n' Spicy Wings. Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish Chicken. On sale 23rd June.

Sumptuous Salads:

The Deli Noodle Salads €1.99 each – Choose from Crunchy Thai Noodle Salad (165g) or Rice Noodle w Teriyaki Dressings (185g

The Deli Summer Salads €1.99 each – Choose from Wheatberries, Chickpeas with Pomegranate & Maple Tahini Dressing (185g) or Summer Tabbouleh (220g)

The Deli BBQ Salads €1.99 each – Choose from Smokey Rice & Bean Salad (250g) or Macaroni & Cheese w Bacon (260g).

Specially Selected Oriental Salad €1.99 each – Choose from Oriental Side Salad, Cous & Pepper Salad or Pickled Slaw.