A perfect summer BBQ of your own!

July 20, 2016 at 9:12 am

BBQs are what summer is all about, right? At KQF, we have selected the best BBQ menu you can have to make your daygo without a hitch – A perfect summer BBQ of your own!

KQF Halal SausagesSausages

Sausages are a specialty at the KQF, with flavours that blend moderate heat from the chilli as well as hints of onion, garlic and peppers. Pick up a variety at our KQF online store, grab some buns and toppings, and make your own hot dogs.

Why It’s Good for Groups of All Sizes: Our customers loves to throw sausages on the grill because they’re low-maintenance, easy to share, and a total crowd-pleaser. Have a few going on the grill as the afternoon or evening progresses and everyone will be well-fed and happy.
How to Cook: Avoid burst links by grilling sausages over medium-low, indirect heat. Turn occasionally until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes, then move to the hotter side of the grill to crisp. Let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Pro Tip: Always get a few more than you think you need as everyone will eat it.

KQF Halal BurgersBurgers

What screams BBQ more than burgers? Find a butcher you trust, order freshly ground meat, and you will never, ever go wrong with a burger. We like ours with 55% meat in our Classic range to 90% meat in our Gourmet range, which yields a juicy burger that won’t cause flare-ups on the grill when excess grease hits the coals.

A variety of burgers with mild to hot level in spice, all your guests are going to walk away super satisfied. And the best part is you don’t need to do anything to it, grill it to medium-rare, put a slice of cheese on it, and it is ready to serve.

Why It’s Good for Groups of All Sizes: The ultimate crowd-pleaser cooks quickly, doesn’t need to be grilled at different temperatures.  Your guests are going to walk away super satisfied. Plus, you just need to add salt and pepper on it, grill it to medium-rare and put a slice of cheese on it.
How to Cook: Grill burgers over high heat until lightly charred on bottom, about 4 minutes. Flip and grill about 4 minutes longer for medium. Let stand for 3 minutes before serving.
Pro Tip: Before you throw your patties on the grill, make a small indentation in the centre of each burger with your thumb. This keeps the burger from puffing up as it cooks.

KQF Halal KebabsKebabs

Nothing says summer like grilling delicious kebabs. There’s no mistaking the mouth-watering aroma of fresh ingredients sizzling over a fiery grill. Best of all, whether you choose chicken,  lamb or beef, kebabs are a cinch to prepare and cook. They’re great for barbeque parties and our British-made Classic Kebabs make a delicious starter. They combine high quality meats with authentic spice blends to deliver intense flavours. Check our wide range of our frozen and halal kebabs online.

Why It’s Good for Groups of All Sizes: All our halal kebabs can make a delicious starter, a fabulous finger-food and a wonderful accompaniment to summer BBQ.  Most kebabs make a delicious dish on their own, but for a full meal, consider serving with a side that pairs well with the ingredients on the kebab.
How to Cook: For a delicious outer “sear” on your kebabs, it’s important to have a nice hot grill before you place your kebabs on it. For gas grills, this is easy – simply set the grill’s burner(s) to a medium level, close the grill, and allow it to heat up. For charcoal grills, this is a little trickier – you’ll want to light the charcoal and allow it to blaze freely until the flames die down and the briquettes ash over and emanate an orange glow.
Pro Tip: If the meat is very pink on the inside, bleeds reddish juices, or has an inside that resists cutting, it needs to cook longer. Look for the classic signs of doneness – clear juices, lack of a pink interior, ease of cutting.

Useful Tip: Remember to let the meat rest first before serving

When meat comes off the grill it needs to rest for at least 5 minutes and it’s very smart to “tent” it in foil, rather than wrapping it. If you let a burger rest the juices will reabsorb into the meat and make it juicier, more tender and more flavoursome.

Pack up your picnic basket

July 13, 2016 at 10:36 am

Summer has arrived, so why not plan a Picnic Day with your family. One of the UK’s most popular summer activities, picnicking is a great way to spend time with family and friends outside in the sunshine. Whether at a park, an outdoor event or just in the backyard, a picnic can be a fun excursion for the whole family.

Of course, pretty much any spare time is a good time to indulge in a picnic. Getting out into the fresh air to enjoy a meal is always a recipe for fun. Combined with a countryside walk or ball games in the park, it’s also a great way to get a bit of family-friendly exercise, too.

It’s all weather-dependent, of course. Britain isn’t renowned for its reliably warm, dry summers but that needn’t be a problem. With a few easy recipes to turn to, a delicious picnic can be rustled up very quickly, so you can take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself.

Macon Rasher

Sandwiches have long been a mainstay of the Great British picnic. Easy to make, easy to pack and easy to eat, they’re ideal for an outdoor lunch, and the choice of fillings is virtually endless. Happily for British Muslims, there are now halal-certified alternatives to almost all the great favourites. The BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) is a prime example. Instead of bacon, discerning picnickers can now choose HMC-certified Halal Macon Rashers, which are made with halal chicken but given a tasty smoked flavour that goes wonderfully well with crisp lettuce and sweet tomato.

For those who like something a little spicier in sandwiches and wraps, we offer a wide selection of ready-cooked halal sliced meats – pastrami, spicy chicken loaf, lamb tikka loaf, doner slices and many more besides. They’re ready cooked so they can be used straight from the fridge. When the weather turns sunny and you want to get outdoors in a hurry, there are few quicker or more convenient choices.

Halal Doner

KQF achieves BRC Accreditation

July 12, 2016 at 9:23 am

We are so pleased to announce that KQF underwent a thorough audit check again this year for BRC certification and has achieved “Grade A” rating.

As most of you are aware, BRC Accreditation is a leading safety and quality certification issued worldwide. The Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers.

KQF MD, Faruk Vali said: “I am delighted to gain the BRC accreditation and would like to congratulate all the staff at KQF who have contributed towards this important success. This shows that our production follows record keeping processes and our commitment to quality halal food production will remain as strong and reliable as ever.”

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