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Seafood Feast made with Uuni (BBQ Week)

Marcus Bawdon from Country Wood Smoke has joined us for BBQ Week and offered his tops tips for cooking a seafood feast in Uuni!

Seafood Feast preparation
Wood-fired Seafood Feast

I’ve become a big fan of cooking in a wood fired oven over the years, and seafood works particularly well cooked in the searing dry heat of a wood fired oven at 300+ deg C. Shellfish such as scallops, mussels and razor clams are a definite winner for me.

I’d recently been sent a Uuni sizzler pan to add to my collection, giving me room to fit 2 pans in the Uuni 2S at a time. I’d picked up some lovely shellfish to cook and a couple of handfuls of samphire.

One of my favorite simple flavours for shellfish, and a difficult one to beat is drizzling the hot shellfish with garlic, lemon and herb butter.

I melt a good knob of butter, stir in a couple of finely chopped garlic cloves, a good squeeze of lemon, and a handful of fresh chopped parsley, and then simply drizzle over the shells.

Mussels and scallops are well loved shellfish, but razor clams are less well known, due to being tricky to get hold of. I am lucky that my local farm shop stocks these reasonably regularly as “fishing bait” but I love to eat them..

There are no fancy techniques or methods to cooking seafood like this, just pop on a hot cast iron sizzler and into the wood fired oven running at 300 deg C, these can be cooked on a hot BBQ too.

A few minutes at these temperatures are enough to cook the seafood, then drizzle with the tasty melted butter. I cooked the razor clams and mussels first, then the scallops in the herb butter. I then loaded a plate up to serve with steamed samphire and a wedge of lemon.

A crisp white wine and a chunk of crusty bread would work really well here too.

– Marcus Bawdon
CountryWoodSmoke
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Want to see more? Head over to CountryWoodSmoke and download your free copy of the UK BBQ Mag!

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Ostrich Burgers – Lean and Mean (BBQ Week)

That’s right… Ostrich Burgers!

I have to say, besides pizza, I am a little bit of a burger connoisseur (always on the hunt for the best burger) and I think I’ve found it…

Want to try them out? The lovely folk at Kezie Foods have given the Uuni Community a 10% discount code to use on any of their products: UUNI10 – Valid until June 30th! (UK delivery only!)

Ostrich Burgers Ingredients

Pre-heat Uuni and sizzler pan(s). You will be cooking all toppings in Uuni!

Toppings
(Obviously, you can add your own favourites!)
Burger Patties
Burger Buns
Tomato Chutney
Bacon
Mushrooms
Red Onion
Cheese
Rocket
Burger Sauce
Ostrich Burgers pan

Method


Cook bacon, mushrooms, red onion and burger patties on sizzler pan (cook the meat separately to the veg). Drizzle a little oil over the mushrooms and onion.

Burgers – 4-5 minutes, rotated half way
Bacon – 3-4 minutes, rotated half way
Mushrooms & red onion, 2 minutes

Once burgers have finished cooking, add cheese and leave on sizzler to melt or finish off in Uuni.

Load all toppings onto the buns – easy!

Ostrich Burgers cheeseOstrich Burgers grilledOstrich Burgers serving
Even though Ostrich meat tastes like beef, the Ostrich does not have fat marbling in the meat like beef. Ostriches have fat, but it collects outside the muscles and is easily removed during processing.

It is often said to be the healthiest red meat available. Therefore, the cuts of meat are very lean with very low fat content.

It allows meat lovers to enjoy the occasional burger without the fat and cholesterol found in other fast food burgers.

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Uunified BBQ Potato Salad (BBQ Week)

The Sexy Vegan has got you covered for your ultimate BBQ Week side dish: Uunified BBQ Potato Salad

(Don’t forget to enter our BBQ Week competition: see below for further information!)

BBQ Potato Salad

Potato Salad plate

Serves 6 to 8

2 lbs baby red potatoes
½ cup BBQ sauce, plus 2 teaspoons
¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
½ cup grilled corn kernels
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
¼ cup vegan mayo
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper to taste

In a steamer basket, steam potatoes 10 to 12 minutes until fork tender. Set aside to cool.

Fire up the Uuni. Cut potatoes in half, and place them in a mixing bowl with ½ cup BBQ sauce. Toss to coat. In a lightly oiled shallow roasting pan, or Uuni Sizzler Pan (working in batches if necessary), spread out an even layer of potatoes.

Slide the pan into the Uuni and close the door. Roast 20 to 30 seconds. Then turn the pan, flip the potatoes, and roast another 20 to 30 seconds. Continue with 1 to 3 more rounds of turns until there are black spots and char marks on the potatoes. Set aside to cool completely.

Once cool, chop them into smaller, bite-sized pieces if desired. Place them in a mixing bowl with 2 teaspoons of BBQ sauce, the red onion, corn, cilantro, mayo, and lime juice. Mix the potato salad and season with salt and pepper to taste.

If you’d like to follow The Sexy Vegan for more Uuni vegan action, you can find him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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Want to WIN some Uuni accessories?
To celebrate BBQ Week, we’re giving 3 lucky WINNERS a chance to score themselves a selection of prizes including an exotic meat hamper from Kezie Foods and a range of accessories for your Uuni.

How to enter? Simply share a photo of your own UUNI X BBQ dish on our  Facebook wall or send it to hello@uuni.net by Monday, June 5th. 3 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 7th.

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Harissa Lamb Neck & Moroccan Spiced Flatbread (BBQ Week)

James from Butter Wouldn’t Melt has joined us for BBQ Week! This time we are making Harissa lamb neck with Moroccan spiced flatbread

Harissa Lamb Neck panHARISSA LAMB NECK & MOROCCAN SPICED FLATBREAD

Succulent, tender and mouthwateringly tasty, harissa lamb neck fillet takes very little time roasted in the Uuni over a bed of peppers and onions.

Lamb neck fillet is a wonderfully underrated and good value cut of meat. Full of flavour it is often slow cooked but works brilliantly well roasted hot and fast. Combine with the spicy heat of a harissa and a few roast vegetables and you have a delicious, colourful dish that packs a proper punch!

A brilliant way to show off the versatility of the Uuni 2S to your friends, serve with some spiced flatbreads and a cooling tzatziki, or toss over a bed of noodles with a splash of soy sauce

– James Gibson 
Butter Wouldn’t Melt Blog
Check it out for more of his Uuni and BBQ recipes – you can also find James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

Harissa Lamb Neck oven


What you’ll need:

Equipment: wood-fired oven (Uuni 2s in my case). Cast iron pan. For the harissa: pestle and mortar. Small frying pan.


INGREDIENTS


Harissa lamb neck fillet: serves 2-3
  • 500g lamb neck fillet
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
For the harissa:
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  •  1 tsp coriander seeds
  •  1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  •  1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  •  1 tsp black peppercorns
  •  1/2 cinnamon stick, broken up
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  •  1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  •  6 garlic cloves, minced
  •  4 tbsp olive oil

For the Moroccan flatbread: (makes 10-12)

  • 400g plain flour
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • water
  • pinch of salt

Harissa Lamb Neck sides


METHOD


Prep

The harissa:
Toss your cinnamon, black pepper and cumin, coriander, fennel and caraway seeds into a dry frying pan and toast over a medium heat till fragrant.

Pour into a pestle and mortar and grind.

Throw in the rest of your harissa ingredients and mix together.

Lamb and veg:
Pat dry your lamb neck fillets. Rubbing half the harissa onto each side, coat evenly. Leave to marinade for at least an hour.

Cut your peppers in half, remove the seeds and then slice lengthways.

Peel your onion and cut in quarters before pulling the layers apart.

Moroccan Flatbread:
In a dry frying pan toast the cumin, coriander, caraway and cinnamon over a medium heat until fragrant.

Tip into a pestle and mortar and grind.

Mix the ground spices with the flour, adding water until a firm dough has formed.

Divide your dough into 10 – 12 flatbreads, rolling out thinly into whatever shape you prefer.

Harissa Lamb Neck dough

Cooking

Lamb and veg:
Light your Uuni and bring it up to temperature, around 300C.

Toss your peppers and onion into a cast iron dish with a splash of olive oil and a good seasoning of salt and pepper. I split my veg and the lamb between 2 separate dishes as I didn’t have one large enough for everything.

Once your Uuni is up to temperature, slide in your cast iron dish and roast the veg for a couple of minutes until the peppers begin to char.

Place your lamb fillets on top and slide back into the Uuni.

Cook for 8-10 minutes, turning and flipping the lamb every 2 minutes till your internal temperature reads 54.5C.

Remove from the uuni and rest for 10 minutes.

Moroccan Flatbread:
Cooking 2 at a time, slide your flatbreads off your peel into the Uuni and shut the door. After 20 seconds spin them 180C. After another 20 second flip them over. Check again after a further 20 seconds and spin 180C if it’s necessary.

Harissa Lamb Neck bbq
Serving
Carve the lamb into thick slices and serve with the peppers and onions on spiced flatbreads and a tzatziki.

Harissa Lamb Neck bread

Don’t forget to enter our BBQ WEEK COMPETITION!
To celebrate BBQ Week, we’re giving 3 lucky WINNERS a chance to score themselves a selection of prizes including an exotic meat hamper from Kezie Foods and a range of accessories for your Uuni.

How to enter? Simply share a photo of your own UUNI X BBQ dish on our  Facebook wall or send it to hello@uuni.net by Monday, June 5th. 3 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 7th.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF OUR FAVOURITE BBQ RECIPES.
We’ll be posting new recipes every day during BBQ Week, including recipes from our community pros: Country Wood SmokeUnited Q BBQBBQ ForteButter Wouldn’t Melt & The Sexy Vegan!

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Peruvian Pork With Wood-Fired Corn (BBQ Week)

Today’s BBQ x Uuni recipe has been shared by Daniel Shahin from United Q, the UK BBQ podcast – go have a listen!  This time it’s Peruvian Pork With Wood-Fired Corn.

Peruvian Pork corn

Wood-Fired Corn


Serves 4

Ingredients
4 Corn Cobs
130g Mayonaise
20g Pecorino finely grated
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Ancho Chilli Powder
Sprigs of Fresh Mint
Extra virgin olive oil

Method
1. Fire up the UUNI
2. Put your cast iron pan in to warm up.
3. Brush the Cobs with extra virgin olive oil.
4. When the Cast Iron is smoking hot chuck the Cobs onto it and chuck it back into the UUNI.
5. After 3 minutes rotate the Cobs.
6. When you have a nice char on the Cobs bring them out and smear with about 20g of Mayo on each. Sprinkle with the Paprika, Ancho, Chilli Powder, Pecorino and Mint Sprigs.
7. Serve with the leftover Mayo.

Peruvian Pork pan
Peruvian Pork in Uchucuta


Serves 2

Ingredients
2 Pork Ribeyes Bone in Uchucuta
2 Green Jalapeños
1 Scotch Bonnet
150g Feta Cheese
1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
Juice of 1 Lime
2 Cloves of Garlic

Uchucuta
Put the chilli’s into the UUNI on a Cast Iron Plate until charred, then pull stalk off. If you want it to be a little milder remove all of the seeds and scrape the inside of the chillis with a teaspoon.
Add the chilli’s and all the other ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth.

Peruvian Pork
1. Marinate the Ribeyes in just enough Uchucuta to cover (save the rest for serving and make sure that it doesn’t come in contact with raw meat) for minimum 2 hours but preferably overnight.
2. Fire up the UUNI
3. Put your cast iron pan in to warm up.
4. When the Cast Iron is smoking hot chuck the marinated Ribeyes onto it and chuck it back into the UUNI.
5. Cook to an internal of 65C which will take 4-6 minutes and flip the 6. Ribeyes halfway through.
7. Rest for a couple of minutes and serve with a generous dollop of the Uchucuta.

Have you entered our BBQ Week competition? 

To celebrate BBQ Week, we’re giving 3 lucky WINNERS a chance to score themselves a selection of prizes including an exotic meat hamper from Kezie Foods and a range of accessories for your Uuni.

How to enter? Simply share your own UUNI X BBQ dish on our Facebook wall or send it to hello@uuni.net by Monday, June 5th. 3 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 7th.


STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF OUR FAVOURITE BBQ RECIPES.
We’ll be posting new recipes every day during BBQ Week, including recipes from our community pros: Country Wood SmokeUnited Q BBQBBQ ForteButter Wouldn’t Melt & The Sexy Vegan!

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Kangaroo Fillets & Pickled Cucumber Salad (BBQ Week)

We do have an Australian in the Uuni team and when we heard about this dish we weren’t quite sold on it… until now. Hands down one of the best cuts of meat we’ve ever tried. Kangaroo Fillets are available in most Australian supermarket chains and when we found that Kezie Foods were a UK supplier we had to try it out!

Kangaroo Fillets Serving Proposal
Kangaroo fillets with pickled cucumber salad

In case you were wondering (it was the first question we asked), Kangaroo meat is wild and procured under a strict quota system, with over 3 million more Kangaroos in Australia than people! Although we still feel a little funny eating the national emblem, Kangaroo meat is a great source of protein and impressively low in fat, with only 2%. It’s also easy to cook and is seriously tasty.

Ingredients
Kangaroo fillets, coated in a dry BBQ rub
2 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
Salt and ground pepper, to season

Kangaroo Fillets seasoning
Pickled Cucumber Salad
For only 4 ingredients and throwing them all into the one bowl, this is a surprising lovely light summer side dish that is the perfect accompaniment to a strong gamey meat. As above, literally, throw it all in, give it a mix and you’re done! Kangaroo Fillets sides
Kangaroo Fillets
Prepare fillets with choice of rub or seasoning, including a splash of olive oil. Cook on a sizzler pan until desired degree of doneness (yes, that’s the actual term for it!), rotating 2 or 3 times. The below fillets were cooked in 3-4 minutes. As with most lean meats, it is easy to overcook so don’t be afraid to remove it early and let it sit for a few minutes, as it will continue to cook through.

Want to try cooking your own Kangaroo fillets? We let Kezie Foods know what we were up to for BBQ Week and they’ve given the Uuni Community a discount code: UUNI10  to be used at www.keziefoods.co.uk! (UK shipping only – sorry!)
Kangaroo Fillets UuniKangaroo Fillets cooked
Just in case you didn’t know…..

To celebrate BBQ Week, we’re giving 3 lucky WINNERS a chance to score themselves a selection of prizes including an exotic meat hamper from Kezie Foods and a range of accessories for your Uuni.

How to enter? Simply share your own UUNI X BBQ dish on our Facebook wall or send it to hello@uuni.net by Monday, June 5th. 3 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 7th.

Kangaroo Fillets servingSTAY TUNED FOR MORE OF OUR FAVOURITE BBQ RECIPES.
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Zucchini Fritters (BBQ Week)

One of our favourite side dishes of the week: Quick, easy & tasty!
We’ve paired Zucchini Fritters with our garlic & herb chicken skewers.

Zucchini Fritters 

 

Ingredients (makes 6-8 fritters)
1 medium zucchini, trimmed either side
1/2 medium onion
1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp finely chopped fresh oregano
Salt and ground pepper, to season
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Extra-virgin olive oil, for frying
Plain greek style yogurt, for serving

Zucchini Fritters ingredients
Method


1. Preheat Uuni for 10-15 minutes
2. Grate zucchini, using the largest grater holes, then dry off in a clean kitchen towel. Repeat with onion.
3. Mix together zucchini, cheese, onion, herbs and flour, seasoning with salt and pepper.
4. Preheat sizzler pan with extra virgin olive oil then add beaten egg into the mixture and combine (only if cooking straight away).
Zucchini Fritters prep
5. Remove the sizzler from Uuni and begin to add the mixture, 2 tbsp per fritter. You should be able to add 2-3 fritters per pan. Flatten each fritter slightly, using a spatula. Cook until golden brown (1-2 mins each side) and then place on a paper towel.
6. Serve with Uunified veg and greek style yoghurt – we threw in some vine tomatoes and a baby pepper stuffed with mozzarella for 2-3 minutes.

Zucchini Fritters panZucchini Fritters serving 1
To celebrate BBQ Week, we’re giving 3 lucky WINNERS a chance to score themselves a selection of prizes including an exotic meat hamper from Kezie Foods and a range of accessories for your Uuni.

How to enter? Simply share your own UUNI X BBQ dish on our Facebook wall or send it to hello@uuni.net by Monday, June 5th. 3 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 7th.

Zucchini Fritters serving 2
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Garlic And Herb Chicken (BBQ Week)

If you missed our announcement last week, today marks the start of National BBQ Week. We’re taking on the Uuni X BBQ challenge and firing up all of our favourite BBQ foods in our wood-fired ovens. Today we will prepare Garlic And Herb Chicken but First – competition time! 

To celebrate BBQ Week, we’re giving 3 lucky WINNERS a chance to score themselves a selection of prizes including an exotic meat hamper from Kezie Foods and a range of accessories for your Uuni.

How to enter? Simply share your own UUNI X BBQ dish on our Facebook wall or send it to hello@uuni.net by Monday, June 5th. 3 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 7th. 

Garlic and Herb Chicken Skewers


Garlic And Herb Chicken prep
Ingredients
450g chicken, diced
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 cup of fresh herbs (we used rosemary, thyme, parsley and oregano)
1 tsp garlic, chopped
1 tbsp lemon zest
Salt & pepper, to season
Skewers (if wooden, soak in water for at least 1 hour to avoid burning)

Marinade 
1. Place chicken into a bowl and set aside.
2. Mix all remaining ingredients together and coat chicken, refrigerate while you preheat Uuni, or make it the night before for optimum flavour. At this stage, you can add more flavouring if desired – we opted for an additional 1 tbsp of sweet chilli sauce – just to heat things up a little more!

Method
1. With a drizzle of oil, preheat sizzler pan for 1 minute.
2. Thread the chicken pieces onto a skewer (we ended up with 4 skewers with 4-5 pieces of chicken per skewer)
3. Remove sizzler pan, place skewers on and cook in Uuni for approx 6 minutes or until cooked
4. Serve with Uunified veg and a side of your choice (we chose zucchini fritters – recipe coming soon!)

Garlic And Herb Chicken cooked


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BBQ Week Competition

BBQ Week

UK BBQ Week is an idea born by a group of BBQ enthusiasts tired of seeing half hearted corporate efforts with sponsorship agendas to get people into restaurants instead of barbecuing at home.

We want exactly the opposite and want to show more people how easy and rewarding BBQ can be. UK BBQ Week should be all about encouraging people to get outdoors cooking and enjoying BBQ with their friends and family. So a group of real BBQ fans have set up UK BBQ Week in an effort to promote barbecue and encourage people young and old to pick up the tongs and cook up some amazing BBQ food for their families and friends.

Since the dark days of 1997, the National BBQ Week has not only helped change all of our attitudes towards BBQ and summer eating, but has also helped grow the BBQ market from just 9 million BBQ occasions back then to over 130 million last year and all the indications are that they’ll be even more this year!

We’re teaming up with some of our community BBQ pros to bring you our favourite Uunified BBQ dishes.

We’ll also be road testing Kezie Foods in Uuni, who has supplied us with some serious BBQ food to cook over the week. How about some Crocodile burgers?

Country Wood Smoke
United Q BBQ
BBQ Forte
Butter Wouldn’t Melt
The Sexy Vegan
… and the whole Uuni team will sharing BBQ recipes that have been adapted for Uuni, right across BBQ week!

Want to WIN a £50 Kezie Foods exotic meat hamper and Uuni accessories?

How to enter?
Share a photo of your own Uunified x BBQ dish on our Facebook wall or submit via hello@uuni.net. All entries should be posted or sent in by Monday 5th June.

If you need any inspiration, every day we will post recipes dedicated to the BBQ Week.

3 WINNERS
 will be announced on Wednesday 7th June.
(Winners outside of the UK: the meat hamper prize cannot travel outside of the UK but we will fix you up with some sweet Uuni accessories!)

Food. Fire. Uuni.
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@uunihq

Bacon Jam – Easy Homemade Topping Recipe

Bacon jam. It’s time to test the hype!

We’ve had a number of requests for this and it might just be one of our favourite pizza toppings of 2017!

Bacon jam is a bacon-based relish. It is typically made through a process of slow cooking the bacon, along with onions, vinegar, sugar, and spices, before mixing in a food processor.

As long as you like bacon, you can pretty much add this savoury spread to anything!  So far we’ve only tried it on pizza and these bad boys below (cooked in Uuni).

The verdict? I think we might be adding a little bacon jam to everything (at least until we’re bacon jammed out).

Bacon Jam serving

Since there are so many variations of this recipe, we’ve added a few alternative ingredients for you to consider using, including coffee instead of water! Many recipes claim to cook for 2-4 hours in a slow cooker for even better results.

Enjoy!

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Easy Homemade Bacon Jam 

 

Ingredients

500g/1lb smoked bacon, diced
2 onions, peeled and diced
1/2 cup water (or strong brewed coffee)
1/2 cup maple syrup (or agave)
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp rosemary, dried or fresh
Pinch of salt & pepper

Method

1. Add diced bacon (as small as you can dice it) to a pan and cook on a low heat until lightly crisp. (Cooking on a low heat will allow you to release fat from the bacon which you’ll want to keep in the pan for the next step!)

2. Once cooked, remove bacon from pan and set aside.

3. Using the same pan, add diced onion and cook until soft and yellow. (Remember, don’t clean the pan as you want to cook the onion in the bacon remnants for added taste!)

4. Once cooked, add the cooked bacon, maple syrup, rosemary, water, cider vinegar, salt and pepper to the onions.

Bacon Jam ingredients

5. On a medium heat, simmer for 1 hour as the mixture now needs to reduce into a jam like consistency. It’s best to check on the mixture periodically to ensure it hasn’t reduced too much, too quickly. You can add a little more water if you find this to be the case.

Bacon Jam cooking
6. After 1 hour of simmering it’s time to pulse! Using a food processor, pulse 2-3 times (many food processors come with a pulse button, otherwise just turn the processor on and off for 1 second at a time). You want to end up with a consistency similar to the below photo.Bacon Jam mixing

7. Once processed, use the bacon jam straight away or keep refrigerated for up to 2-3 weeks, sealed in an air tight container or jar.

Bacon Jam spread

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