Recipe for the perfect barbecue revealed

Date:22-05-2013 07:58:07 read:2

Recipe for the perfect barbecue revealed

One burger, two and a half sausages, two pints of lager and a sunny Bank Holiday Sunday afternoon makes the perfect barbecue, a survey has found.

A new survey has discovered the secret to the perfect barbecue Photo: Alamy

The best conditions for enjoying alfresco dining include sunshine and temperatures above 24C, Britons claimed.

While more than half, 58 per cent, still see cooking over the coals as a male domain.

This was despite the fact that one female respondent to the survey commented: “My husband always insists he cooks over the barbecue, despite the fact he’s probably the world’s worst chef.

“He, like many other barbecue chefs, has that rare ability to burn something on the outside but still leave it raw in the middle.”

When it comes to barbecue fare almost three quarters said that at least one burger was essential, whilst the majority wanted two and a half sausages. Other meat was not considered “essential”.

A glass of Pimm’s and two bottles of chilled lager were also seen as vital.

Survey participants were particularly specific when choosing a date and start time - 3pm on a Bank Holiday Sunday - with seven friends voted to be the perfect number of guests.

A spokesperson from, who carried out the study, described a barbecue as “an essential feature of the Great British Summer”.

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