Reggae Peanuts & CashewsLevi Roots’ Ultimate Barbecue

Since making his debut on Dragon's Den in 2007, celebrity chef, musician and entrepreneur Levi Roots, has become a very busy man. His jerk sauce became an overnight sensation after appearing on the BBC entrepreneur show, and the Brixton-based businessman has since gone on to become a star in his own right. Set on world domination, Levi has recently launched the latest product from his expanding line, Reggae Reggae Peanuts & Cashews, into the snack market.

AskMen spoke to Levi about his ultimate BBQ, and he was willing to share his simple-to-follow tips. Says Levi: "I think that there are six key secrets to a successful BBQ. Having the right meat, marinade, snacks, BBQ, music and -- of course -- your guests".


The secret to great taste in your chicken or meat is to use a real charcoal BBQ to give you that authentic smokey flavour. Then all you have to do is keep your seasoning tasty but simple, ensure that the meat is properly cooked through and releases clear juices.


Marinating overnight allows the seasoning to really seep into the meat which will release much more flavour when the meat is being cooked.


It's always a good idea to keep your guests happy with a few savoury nibbles while they are waiting for the 'main meat' -- my favourite nibbles are Reggae Peanuts & Cashews -- of course!

You can also always experiment with different types of food on the grill to make healthy grilled snacks like pineapple slices, sugared oranges, or you can try light veg which has been coated in a little olive oil and seasoned with fresh herbs.

For a great BBQ Levi says you need reggae reggae on the radio -- and Guinness on the BBQ?


Levi says: "Light up your BBQ well in advance before you start cooking -- use enough charcoal so the BBQ base is covered evenly and leave the charcoal until it is glowing red with a white surface. Before starting to cook pour Guinness on top to release the flavour of the hops for a rich, earthy aroma."


"For a great BBQ you'll want a nice chilled out summer vibe and nothing spells out summer BBQ like a good set of Reggae tunes. My current album 'Red Hot' is full of laid back vibes -- grab it now on iTunes, season up your meat -- and you're well on your way to a memorable experience."


"The BBQ is the perfect place to mix a little business with pleasure -- everybody loves the taste of a good grill. Round up friends, family and business colleagues around some juicy bites and you can hardly go wrong."

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