By Greta Truscott
Running buddy, Dean Degan and I teamed up as "Running Hot" in 2015 to compete on Channel 7's exciting new reality cooking show Aussie BBQ Heroes. We wanted to showcase how runners love a good BBQ and how healthy and fun barbecue food can be. We had an amazing experience meeting the teams and the Channel 7 crew, not to mention barbecuing! I think we really took our technique and love of BBQ to the next level. We made it to the Semi-Final, but full credit goes to all the fabulous teams especially those in the Final - Wow! Their food and technique was incredible!
Here are the links to our very own Running Hot BBQ Recipes:
Lemongrass and coconut prawns with cheeky corn cobs:
Rosemary & garlic lamb shanks with chargrilled potato salad and tzatziki:
D & G's Steak & Bacon Brekkie Burger:
Balmain bugs, chicken skewers & san choy bau: https://au.tv.yahoo.com/shows/bbq-heroes/r/30307286/balmain-bugs-chicken-skewers-and-san-choy-bau/
The balmain bugs, chicken skewers and san choy bau recipe was in fact inspired by our love of fresh sea food and living by the ocean in Sydney. The lemongrass skewers were also inspired from my family's trip to Thailand and from Dean & Julia's trip to China (for Jules amazing marathon world champs) hence the san choy bau (but our own yummy mango, avocado, bacon version).
You can read more on Aussie BBQ Heroes "About the show" here - you never know, perhaps you might want to take part in a cooking reality TV show?!:
You can "Meet the teams" via this link:
Wikepedia: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aussie_Barbecue_Heroes) outlines "Aussie Barbecue Heroes (also known as Aussie BBQ Heroes) is an Australian reality competitiontelevision series on the Seven Network. The series features nine teams competing in a series of barbecue cooking challenges for A$100,000 worth of prizes. The series is hosted by television chef Ben O'Donoghue, who also acts as a judge alongside former My Kitchen Rules contestant Robert Murphy and Australasian Barbecue Alliance co-founder Jess Pryles."
Watch the very First episode here: https://vimeo.com/munropictures/review/146948483/4945c43d64
View me and my friend Beck's silly sausage making video moments: https://au.tv.yahoo.com/shows/bbq-heroes/video/watch/30388706/aussie-barbecue-heroes-behind-the-scenes/#page1
Dean and I hope everyone has been inspired to try new things on the BBQ, rope your friends round to enjoy your cooking and to keep on running together.