Chilli con carne cooked in the Weber wok on the BBQ

What Is The Weber Gourmet Barbecue System (GBS) And What Accessories Are Available?

The GBS system can open up a whole new world of BBQ food

This video features Richard Holden, the Gourmet BBQ chef, and Ian Hodgett, from Hayes Garden World, who explain what the Weber Gourmet Barbecue System (GBS) is and what accessories are available. These accessories can open up a whole new world of BBQ cooking; well away from the traditional burgers and sausages. We have further videos showing you just how versatile these accessories are on our youtube channel and on the website.

 

 

The Sear Grate gives you those perfect caramelisation stripes on your steak which can be quite difficult to achieve, especially on a gas BBQ. The Griddle is a really useful piece of equipment as it can be used for small pieces of fish, pancakes, breakfast or anything which has a sauce; we demonstrated how to cook baked eggs in a spicy tomato sauce.

Next up are the Pizza Stone, which is fairly self-explanatory, and the Poultry Roaster. This can be used for any bird which is large enough to fit over the central well. You can not only use beer in the well, but wine, cider or stock and also incorporate some herbs for an extra layer of flavour. This is the one-stop piece of kit for cooking the Sunday roast; pop the bird over the central well and the potatoes and vegetables in the basket around the bird. When the veggies are ready take them out and put them to one side; then just pop them back in to re-heat when the bird is cooked and resting. You can also just use it to roast vegetables, just take out the central well and you have a cooking basket.

If you love a stir fry then the Wok is an essential piece of kit; we’ve produced another video showing how to cook a stir fry in less time than it takes to order a take-away; it’s also tasty, cheaper and healthier. We’ve also used it to cook chilli con carne, watch the video here.  It is also useful for risottos, paella or moules mariniere; turn it upside-down, get it really hot and it is ideal for cooking naan breads in seconds.

The dual-purpose Waffle Iron/Sandwich Iron is a bit of a luxury but makes a fantastic breakfast waffle you can dress with almost anything; sweet or savoury. We made them with blueberries, banana, Nutella and maple syrup, so check out the video (recipe on the website). The final item is the Dutch Oven which opens up a new world of casseroles and stews on the BBQ. Watch the video showing how to cook chicken in white wine and tarragon.

The GBS is available to fit a large range of the Weber barbecues, both charcoal and gas, coming as standard on many models. With accessories like these you need never clean your cooker again!

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Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas