Planning a Barbecue?
Barbecue parties are super fun. Grilled food has a distinct aroma and taste and most of us enjoy it. Many people also organize barbecue parties to bond with their loved ones.
Those who have a fetish for grilled food often use barbecue stands to grill food for their family on weekends and special occasions. This offers the much needed break from the usual meals.
However, grilling food using this method can be quite a task. Not only is grilling a more time consuming method of cooking compared to other techniques such as frying, boiling and steaming, but the stand also requires a lot of cleaning later on that can add to the time and effort.
If you are already feeling weary thinking about the barbecue party you have planned next week, let us lower your stress with a few quick tips.
Top 3 Quick Tips for the Perfect Barbecue
Planning your barbecue outing in advance with the right grill, preparation method, food and drink, will make your experience much easier so you can focus on enjoying time with friends and family.
Plan Before You Plunge
To avoid last minute rush and hassle and ensure your barbecue goes smoothly, it is essential to do a proper planning.
One of the first things you require doing is to prepare a to-do list for the upcoming party. This should include all the tasks such as setting up the barbecue stand, cleaning up your place, changing the ambience to set the party mood, deciding the food menu, delegating responsibilities for different tasks to different family members.
You must also prepare a list for all the items that need to be purchased for the party. This may include food items, beverages, decorative items, paper plates/glasses and more.
Keep checking the tasks as you accomplish them to keep a track of the work that is done and the tasks that are left. This systematic approach will help in making all the arrangements timely.
Grill the Smart Way
While the barbecue food tastes amazing, the cleaning task one requires doing in between the grills as well as after the party is awfully tiring.
But what if we tell you that you could skip all this cleaning and yet enjoy that aromatic grilled food? No, we are not suggesting you to order food from outside! That would mean missing out on all the barbecue fun, wouldn’t it? And we don’t want that!
To grill all the food in the barbecue stand without the need for extensive after cleaning, it is suggested to get home a good quality BBQ grill mat. This special mat can very well be spread on the grates to grill your favorite food with creating a mess around.
You just need to place the food on this thin mat and start grilling. It will take almost the same time to grill as it does when placed directly on the grates and that too without sticking or dirtying the later. The mat is absolutely easy to clean. Just let it cool a bit post the BBQ and then wash it in the dishwasher or simply wipe it with a soft sponge socked in soapy water.
Charcoal, Charcoal, Charcoal
While there is nothing wrong with a gas grill, we are huge fans of the traditional charcoal BBQ. You just can’t beat that smoky flavor! You may as well cook at home if you don’t go charcoal.
And if you’re spending time with family and friends at a park, campsite or beach side, this traditional form of BBQ adds a certain primal element you are just aren’t going to get with a gas grill.
We recommend a grill with a lid to lock in the flavor, not to mention it can help you mett cheese or smoke some tasty pork or beef ribs. Yum!
The Bottom Line
While the perfect BBQ comes down to the preferences of the chef and those waiting patiently for their tasty meal, there are traditional elements of BBQ that can make or break the cook.
Planning before you plunge, grilling the smart way, and utilzing a traditional charcoal grill method can help you create the perfect BBQ.
Hopefully, the aforementioned tips will help you organize your perfect barbecue party. Try them out and don’t forget to share your experience with us!