Outdoor kitchens are trending as foodies move from the kitchen to outdoors in the quest for new ways to work with flavour and entertain friends. With the dinner party now old hat, outdoor cooking has become the ultimate expression of relaxed entertaining.
UK based, Argentine grill company OX Grills makes high quality wood fired grills for restaurants. They are now bringing their commercial quality grills to the home, with customers as far afield as Australia.
The days of stacking burgers to make room for your sausages are over – The grill has a huge cooking space compared to other BBQ’s on the market, with a big firebox capable of being at cooking temperature for several hours. The size of the grilling space can take eight chickens, more than enough to cook for a crowd.
The grills are made from stainless steel, essential for a long life outdoors. Some versions are used in restaurant kitchens where everything has to be robust enough to manage service after service. Similar designs are used at Soho Farmhouse, Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa, and London’s Ember Yard.
The design looks striking in any outdoor kitchen, working with both rustic and contemporary designs.
This is certainly one BBQ that you won’t want to hide away in the.
The fully adjustable grills are more than just a design statement, they cook superbly as the chef is able to control the heat much more accurately, vital when searing steak or cooking delicate fish.
The other huge advantage is the ability to grill with wood, something that is much harder to do on standard BBQ’s. Steve Ollerenshaw from Ox Grills says; “A significant number of restaurants are now using wood fired grills because chefs appreciate the difference it makes to flavour. Only an adjustable grill can achieve this because you can keep the food out of the flame to avoid blackening and then drop down on to embers when the flames have died back.”
One chef that uses an Ox Grill in his restaurant thinks that every decent chef in the country wants to demonstrate their expertise cooking over a wood fire and would like a wood fired grill in their kitchen.
Ollerenshaw continues; “Outdoor cooking is an area that has lagged behind other areas of food interest in the UK, but that is changing. We have had a lot of interest from people passionate about food and wanting to do something really cool at home.”
For more information on the Grill, visit www.oxgrills.co.uk