Just back from the 2015 UK smoker weekend and full of beans (literally), so decided to watch BBQ Champ with an open mind. Now I am with Wade on the fact that although its topical for this time of year and as Qing is becoming vogue in the UK, anything that promotes the subject of good BBQ has got to be good. Mind you B & Q & Morrison's et al do their thing every year to promote BBQ so nowt new there. As they say any publicity is good blah blah..........................
Faced with 8 of the "best" home BBQers in the country I sat down with a glass of Shiraz to be enthralled. To be honest it was a heffing Joke!!!!!!!!! Produce your signature BBQ dish that describes you they said............................ Salt crusted Sea Bass WTF! It got best first challenge? that's like going to a fishing contest and bringing up a bike wheel and winning heaviest catch!!!!!
Bless them but they just didn't have enough time, at least on GB bake off the knew they needed hours to prepare a dish so why not with BBQ????? The cowboy was getting the idea but he was a bit rawhide! LOL! and I think he came first overall? did he? switched off when our guy who served "raw salmon" as a BBQ dish got kicked off ha ha!
The outdoor challenge ................ How many comments of "I have never cooked with Lamb before" or on the one on one your BBQ dish is.... Salmon?????? with the comments I have no clue what to do...................these are of the 8 best my arse!!!!
And what's with the noncey preeesentation on a plate? Its Meat its a BBQ its not meant to have wilted scallions and a bone sticking out of the a ground made up of noodles and shoots to emulate Jurassic park!
And where was the health guys when they started making pork sausage outdoors in that heat??????
I will watch it for the laugh but its not exactly going to encourage any potential serious BBQer's now is it?