Cast Iron HibatchiWritten by Ross MacIver
Hibatchis are some of most popular types of barbecue available. Their small size makes them suitable for outside areas which don't have space for large gas barbecues. In addition, they are popular for camping and picnics. A cast-iron hibatchi offers same great taste as a regular barbecue with only disadvantage of being able to cook less food at a time.
A cast-iron brazier uses charcoal has its fuel source. Most hibatchis have two areas for holding coals, so it's easy to cook a variety of food and keep it warm. The multi-level grilling surfaces allow you to cook food at almost any temperature -- if you need a lot of heat, simply lower grill, and if you need less heat simply position it at top.
Hibatchis are great for outdoor cooking almost anywhere. They can be used on patio, on a terrace, at a camping site, or in your back garden. Since they are small, fire is easily contained, and open flames only last for a few minutes until charcoal has ignited.
Still, a certain amount of caution has to be used when cooking on a charcoal hibatchi. Their light weight has advantage of making them portable, but also disadvantage of making them easy to overturn. For maximum safety, never use a hibatchi on a flammable surface like a wooden deck.
Australian BBQ RecipesWritten by Anita Frogel
Australian bbq recipes
What makes a great outdoor party? Grilling, of course. And Australians sure have some awesome bbq recipes that you are sure to enjoy.
This first Australian bbq recipe is for shrimp.
This is a very unique recipe that will give your outdoor party that down under feeling that everyone will remember.
You will need large raw peeled shrimp with tails, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of hoisin sauce(a sauce made from fermented soy beans, 1 tablespoon of your favorite barbeque sauce, 1 teaspoon of chili sauce, 1 tablespoon on honey, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of sherry, and 2 minced cloves of garlic.
Mix all of ingredients together including shrimp and refrigerate. You should leave shrimp in marinade for around 2 hours before grilling. When shrimp are ready for grilling, cook as usual on high heat marinating with bbq sauce while grilling.
There is also a wonderful Australian bbq recipe for beef that you are absolutely going to love.