grills to give this Christmas

Top 5 grills to give (and get) this Christmas

Even though the year is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean that you should stop thinking about grilling. The festive season is the perfect time to relax with mates or family around an outdoor table laden with delicious treats straight from the barbecue. Especially if you leave in such a sunny place like the Algarve. Here in southern Portugal, …

burgers and vegetables in the charcoal grill

5 BBQ tips from grill experts

Autumn has officially arrived in the Algarve and what better way to celebrate it than with a barbecue party. Significant social events that cannot be missing in the terraces and gardens in the region. We are fortunate to live in southern Portugal. This place allows us to grill throughout the year and not have to store our BBQs during winter. …

Resting the meat to get a tender juicy steak

Resting the meat: The secret for a juicy steak

More juiciness and flavours in your mouth and not on your plate? Resting the meat after cooking is the trick. When cooking meat on a grill, once is done, everybody wants to get a bite right away. Letting the meat rest for a little time prevents juices from leaking out when you finally cut it. It’s a basic tip and …

Delicious grilled sardines Portuguese recipe

Best ever Portuguese-style grilled sardines recipe

So, yes, in Portugal we use our grills for cooking sardines too. It’s not all about juicy steaks with mouth-watering sides. As a result of living in a coastline town such as the Algarve, we grilled a lot of fish dishes, especially in summer. To sum up, the most important reason is that we find freshly caught fish in almost …