Since last week lagi, The Other Half dah berangan2 nak ber BBQ this weekend and last week when we had a look at the long range weather forecast, it said that it’s going to be a marvellous 28C today. So, The Other Half pun dah listed down the BBQ menu since hari Isnin lagi lah sebab tak sabar nak berBBQ lagi kan :-)…
Then, we woke up this morning with a very grey sky and quite chilly weather. Takpe lagi cos we thought, mana lah tau kan, by tengah hari dah clear and would become sunny and bright (wishful thinking I know :-)). But makin lama, makin gelap the skies but still tak hujan. The Other Half kata, since dia dah bersemangat nak masak hari ni, rancangan BBQ akan diteruskan juga even though the skies looked so menacing. Orang sekali sekala masak ni kan, bila dia begitu bersemangat nak masak, better jangan halang, betul tak? Ye lah kan, mana tau, kalau kita halang, terus merajuk and tak nak masak langsung, I jugak yang susah nanti sebab kena masak hari2! hehehehe….. So, I pun prepared all the stuff to be BBQed (dia masak but I kena prepare segalanya. Dia cuma fire up the BBQ aje and tunggu the food while it’s cooking :-D).
But when The Other Half started stoking up the charcoals in the BBQ, the weather became chillier and quite gusty winds were blowing. Tapi, since semangat dia teramat lah kental nya, neither winds nor dropping temperature could stop him from BBQing tonite, hahahahahaha…. Then, as soon as the charcoal was ready, the rain started falling, hehehehe… I told him, obviously God doesn’t want him to have a BBQ tonite, wakakakakaka….
But, that still didn’t deter The Other Half from completing his mission :-). He just moved the kettle BBQ under the awnings so tak lah kena hujan sangat and luckily cuma hujan renyai2 and berhenti sekejap2. You nak tau kenapa dia beria sangat nak ber BBQ malam ni? Pagi tadi we bought a pizza stone which is a stone made out of high impact ceramic to be used for making pizza base crisper. Stone ni you can use in the oven or in the kettle BBQ, tu yang dia beria nak berBBQ malam ni sebab dia nak cuba masak pizza in it. Kat Australia ni tengah famous wood-fired pizza oven but it’s an outdoor oven and quite expensive lah banding dengan our kettle BBQ. The oven cost ratus ratus dollars while our BBQ only cost us $70 aje, hehehehe…
Our prawn and basil pizza before cooking. Masa tengah masak pizza ni, siap ada lightning lagi tu, but we all duduk kat dalam, the BBQ duduk kat luar and The Other Half pergi lah jenguk2 dia every once a while, hehehehe…
Ini pulak after we’ve cooked it covered for 30 minutes. The edges terhangus sikit cos we are still quite new and tak reti nak adjust the amount of charcoals to be used. Yang dalam foils tu sweet corns and sweet potatoes.
Sebelum di potong. The base was really crispy. Sape yang suka pizza base tebal might not like this kind of pizza lah but for us it was really yummy!
We also BBQed some marinated prawns and fish fillet. Miss 6 yang masa start dinner kata dia tak suka prawns, finished about 5 of them, hehehehe… Rasa arang tu yang buat kan dia sedap kan :-D
Then, tak puas hati dengan masak main meals sahaja, The Other Half masak dessert you on the BBQ. He said he wanted to try baking a cake in there, mana lah tau kan, kot2 jadi. So I pun made instant brownies and he baked it in the BBQ for 30 minutes. This is how it came out..
It turned out really good actually cuma terhangus at the edges sebab dekat sangat dengan the charcoals.
It’s still crispy outside and chewy inside just like a normal brownies. The Other Half now is so impressed with his kettle BBQ because it can cook anything, hahahaha…. I pun suka hati sebab dah tentu nya from now on, he’ll be happy to cook every Saturday/Sunday on the BBQ :-D.