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Au Natural Applewood and Theo Michaels’ Indian Spiced Burgers Are a Match Made in BBQ Heaven

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At Big K, we love to experiment with new BBQ tastes and textures. We challenged celebrity chef and author Theo Michaels to come up with some exciting recipes using Big K charcoal – and his first video is an absolute treat.

In this video, Theo tries out Au Natural Applewood compressed restaurant grade briquettes to cook his recipe for Indian spiced burgers with curry mayo — and reveals how long he’s been a Big K fan. Check out what he thought of our new Applewood briquettes in this video:

Fancy trying out this recipe on your own barbecue? You can get the full recipe for Theo’s Indian Spiced Burgers with Curry Mayo here.

Big K’s Au Natural Applewood briquettes are made from end of life and coppiced applewood trees which have effectively been abandoned. These trees have not been looked after and no longer produce a harvest. The land needs to be cleared to be used for productive fruit trees, so there are two benefits to making use of this wood for our briquettes. Firstly, the waste apple trees that are being cleared are used for a product and not burnt or wasted. And secondly, the land can then be regenerated to grow a productive harvest, boosting the economy of the local area.

Our Applewood briquettes are 100% natural and made without binders, so there are no nasty chemicals. These briquettes are made by compressing waste applewood at extremely high pressures to create hexagonal briquettes with a central hole to aid airflow. They’re ultra consistent, and deliver 2-3 hours of cooking time. Check them out here, or find out more about our whole range of unique briquettes here.

About Theo Michaels

Theo Michaels is a published author, celebrity chef, and currently a full-time Executive Chef. After reaching the semi-final heats on UK Masterchef 2014, Theo went on to create a sell-out pop up restaurant and spend 3 years as a private chef, alongside appearances on ITV’s This Morning, The Food Network and BBC Radio. Find out more about Theo on his website, check out his new cookbook Orexi, or follow him on Instagram.