9 Signs You're a B&Q Brighton Expert


Once you know how to barbecue fish the correct way you'll love cooking and eating fish and seafood on the BBQ. Easy to cook when you know how, get out that BBQ and let's get cooking.


First off, the best type of fish to cook on a barbeque is firm textured fish and seafood such as salmon, cod, monkfish, shrimp or lobster. Hopefully as long as you've prepared the barbeque properly it won't fall apart -

Top Tips for Barbequeing Fish Make sure that the rungs on the grill are clean. There's nothing worse than old bits of food burnt on the grill bars, not only does it leave a horrible taste but it will make the fish stick.

Get that barbeque really hot. If using a charcoal grill, use plenty of charcoal to build a really good fire that will retain plenty of heat.

Let the flames die down until you can see that the charcoal has become white, it should take at least ½ hour - this is where many people make a critical mistake. You know what they say - Patience is a Virtue - or in this case Patience will help you cook food that you can eat, not the usual burnt offerings!

As long as the fish (or any seafood or meat) is well oiled it won't stick. Of course, it helps if you don't prod it and move it around every 30 seconds, if you do you'll end up with scrambled fish which isn't much use to anyone except the cat.

Wait until the flesh is seared before turning it over.

Only turn it over once. The best utensil for this is a wide, thin spatula, big enough to lift the whole salmon or fillet in one go. An alternative is to buy a grill cage, the fish sits inside it and makes the whole turning over process child's play.

Don't salt anything before grilling. This will dry the fish out.

If you're using a B&Q Brighton traditional Chargrill a good idea is to use herbs or flavoured wood chips thrown on the charcoal to impart additional flavour.

Flavour Tip Barbeque rubs or marinades impart a delicious extra flavour when cooking your barbeque fish. I also like to paint some Thai sweet chili sauce over the fish before barbequeing, this is especially good with large prawn and shrimp and can be purchased at any good supermarket. These easy and simple ideas can help anyone learn how to cook fish on a barbeque.

The UK DIY Market continues to grow year on year with people doing bigger and bigger projects egged on by the numerous makeover shows on TV.

The DIY and Garden Market is made of the following bathroom, furniture, decorating, window/floor covering, building materials, garden/leisure, hardware and lighting.

The Market nearly doubled in the ten years between 1993 and 2003 from 8.7 billion to 16 billion pounds.

The main players in the market are Wickes, B&Q and Homebase, but Tesco is looking to move more into this sector in the next few years, it recently purchased Dobbies Garden Centres for £155.6m

The DIY market growth has been helped by a change in society culture; people see houses as an investment, and look to DIY to increase the return on investment. Consumers are now more into design. More and more people do not look to have families and have disposable income to spend on their homes. The Makeover shows on TV have increased interest in DIY.

The Internet has been used more to research DIY projects, and sites such as allow you to compare all the leading DIY stores in one place.

Of all DIY projects, the most frequently occurring activity is decorating a room. People decorate their house more frequently than in the past. According to recent research, 20% of people doing DIY projects do so because they want a new look for their home/garden. The implication of this finding is that the DIY and Gardening market is increasingly driven by 'wants', rather than 'needs'.

In the future the DIY market is likely to grow even more with more investment in property likely, people will continue to renovate their homes, people will look to extend homes rather than move and prices are so high.