There is nothing like the smell of food on the BBQ in the summer.
It is the oldest cooking method in the world and one that more and more people are doing all year round. You can throw anything on the BBQ and cook it. The open flame has become man and woman’s best friend because you can use the BBQ for more than cooking just meat, you can use it just like an oven as well.
With BBQ food shows and online forums becoming more and more popular, everyone can be king or queen of the grill and learn how to use their BBQ to cook everything you can in the kitchen. Paul loves his BBQ forums because they are a place where he can help and be helped, share recipes and key tips and tricks to manning the grill. For me, it is a great excuse to have a gathering. I love the idea of cooking over an open flame with cocktail in hand and the wonderful smell of meat and veggies in the air. It isn’t summer without it.
Weather your hanging out with family or having a BBQ party with friends, don’t limit yourself to just hotdogs and hamburgers, think out of the box and cook this pork roast. I promise you it will wow your family and guests.
Here is what you will need:
- 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, parsley, thyme and a handful of basil chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic finally chopped
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 5 pound pork roast
Here is how to make it:
- In order to use your BBQ like an oven, you need to create indirect heat by turning one side of the grill on and keeping one side of the grill off and close the BBQ lid. This will create an oven like effect when cooking. Place an aluminum drip pan or sheet of aluminum foil at the bottom of the grill to catch any drippings.
- Heat the BBQ as directed above, until the temperature reaches 350.
- Place fresh rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and slowly stir in the olive oil until the mixture looks pliable.
- Place the pork roast on a baking sheet and rub the herb mixture all over the pork.
- Let the meat rest and come to room temperature before placing on the preheated grill.
- Place roast on the grill, close the lid and cook for approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hrs or until the instant read meat thermometer reaches 140.
- Take roast off the grill, cover and let rest for 5 – 10 minutes.
- Slice and serve along side your favorite salad or vegetables.
I hope this recipe inspires you to be creative when cooking with your BBQ – enjoy!