Bonfire night is always a pretty big deal in my family. Every year is a competition to find the biggest and best fireworks and every year we’re disappointed we didn’t manage to top *that* rocket from ten years ago that was so big it set off all the car alarms in our street! (whoops)
We set up camp in the garden with mulled wine and blankets, huddle around the chiminea and accompany the evening with some sort of Winter feast. This year we went 100% al fresco and fired up the BBQ! Grilling in the dark is a little surreal, but the BBQ is actually perfect for bonfire night: food whilst you enjoy the show and an extra source of heat!
Humble hot dogs that really added to the fun of the evening! They were topped with probably the best fried onions I’ve ever tasted. Rather than using butter or olive oil they were slowly cooked in garlic infused rapeseed oil. Rapeseed oil has a far higher burning point, meaning that over long cooking periods it won’t burn and your onions will stay nice and sweet. Usually I add marmalade for sweetness, but no need with the rapeseed oil.
We BBQ’d bacon as well which was utterly divine: so smoky and crisp! I can envisage this becoming a regular occurrence in future years!
What did you get up to on bonfire night?