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Tips for the Perfect Christmas Roast

It’s your turn to host the family this Christmas and you’re still knee-deep in last minute preparations! Don’t worry, we’ll keep this short and give you…

…a few basic reminders to help you make the perfect roast

  • Use a natural, undyed, cotton string to tie your roasts to keep the shape and/or hold the stuffing inside it.
  • Check the recipe as oven/BBQ temperatures will vary according to the type/cut of meat used.
  • Use the drippings from the roast as the base for a delicious gravy.
  • Poke a skewer through the thickest part of the meat to test if it is cooked (clear pink juices = medium, clear juices = well done*).
  • Let the meat rest for 10-15 minutes to settle the juices after you’ve removed the roast from your oven or BBQ.
  • Carve the meat with a sharp knife across the grain.
  • If cooking a turkey on the BBQ this year, don’t forget to use our handy Turkey Calculator.
  • And finally, a safety reminder – BBQs should only be used outside in a well ventilated area (Yes, even if it’s raining!).

Merry Christmas from the Heat Beads® Team!

*Guide only