A BBQ is the epitome of summer however as this season is set to be a little different this year. Masterchef All-Star, Lynton Tapp has shared how he enjoys the quintessential Aussie indoor BBQ with a twist, to inspire families as they continue to live, work and play from home.

These indoor BBQ tips are also perfect to save your BBQ when unexpected summer thundershowers hit. It’s also a great way to get the authentic taste of BBQ during colder weather.

1. Get a Good Grill Pan

Likely you already know this trick if you live in an apartment without grilling capabilities, but a grill pan can really come in handy to replicate those sear marks

2. Grab a Sharp Knife

Besides grilling, preparing your produce is the most important part and a sharp, durable knife is a must have.

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3. A Digital Thermometer

I can almost picture the look on your guests face when you carve the centre piece and your steak is overcooked. A thermometer cuts out any guess work when cooking and ensures perfect ‘doneness’ each time.

4. Add Some Smoke

Enhance your indoor BBQ by bringing quintessential flavours to your cooking. Not every ingredient that’s “smoked” tastes the same as something that’s been near actual smoke but including those in a marinade or rub will add to the flavour of whatever you’re cooking. Try using smoked paprika, cumin or chipotle to add smoky notes to your dish.

5. A Bar-B Mate

Lastly, I recommend a solid spatula. A spatula keeps your hands a safe distance from the flames when turning the burgers along with being sturdy enough to lift your whole roast without bending because your mates are too busy at the snacks table.

Oh, I almost forgot, my 6th tip is to dress smart. Nobody wants their amazing food to be accompanied by a shabby looking chef.

What are your top tips to have a successful indoor BBQ? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • We do outdoor bbqing not indoor though good for Winter!


  • It’s not quite the same as having it outdoors but at the moment it’s a good way to surprise your guests. These tips are very useful at all times


  • It’s just not the same indoors- outside all the way!


  • I just hate flies, it’s the worst part of a BBQ. But we have a fab grill pan that hubby loves to use inside. He uses it often!


  • I cheat and use a sandwich grill and get those same stripes – also it’s done in double quick time as it heats/cooks both sides at the same time. Works for me inside.


  • Bring the bbq inside it’s fine hahaha (yes we have done this, no I don’t actually recommend it haha)


  • My secret to indoor bbq is to make the exact same thing I would on the bbg indoors on the stove! Not really a big bbq fan


  • Liquid smoke is my secret to “indoor barbecuing”. Delicious on chicken!


  • I’ll have to look into this grill pan, it sounds interesting


  • We love our grill pan for serious BBQ flavour indoors or out!


  • A grill is amazing really enhances the flavour


  • Or just use the frying pan??


  • Good idea especially when it rains or is way to hot outside


  • Always a good option when you plan a bbq and have all the meat and salads ready then it goes and rains!

    • We love our grill for days when the weather is rainy too. The house ends up smelling quite delicious!


  • We had bushfire back in 2013 so we had no power. We bought our BBQ inside to cook on. No flies, no smoke. We had all our windows open for safety


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