Tips For When You Want To Have A Barbeque
June 15, 2016
Having a barbeque is a great way to entertain friends. It is definitely something different than having the usual indoor dinner when you invite your friends to come to visit. Hosting a barbeque seems pretty simple. You light the barbeque and leave some meat over the fire until it looks charred right? Unfortunately, no, it’s not as simple as that and there are a few things that should be paid attention to in order to have a successful barbeque. You would need to learn a few tips that would help you to pull a winning barbeque:
In order for the food that you will be barbequing to turn out well instead of tasteless and dry, you have to marinade the food for a few hours, preferably overnight. Marinade enhances and helps the food retain its taste as well as prevents it from getting dry. In addition, you should keep extra marinade for the actual day of the barbeque so that you can coat the food occasionally while it is on the grill to give that beautiful caramelized finish.
Make Your Own Burgers
Homemade burgers made from barbequed meat are a favourite. Even if they are made simply leaving out all the fancy ingredients that are used in shops, you will still end up with a delicious burger. You could put a twist to your barbequed burgers by using unusual meat such as a traditional Bak Kwa or throwing in some seafood such as fish and jumbo prawns. Some people completely forget the great combination that smoke and fish make. Using a side of salmon would really work in your favour.
Pay Attention to Sides
Even though a barbeque is associated with big smoky chunks of meat and mouth-watering steaks, you can’t just give your guests to eat only meat. In addition to cooking traditional Bak Kwa, you need to give your guests some carbohydrates and vegetables to balance it out. You need to prepare sides that they can enjoy with their barbequed meat floss such as classic side dishes including corn on the cob or mashed potato.
Sometimes the importance of the fuel that is used is taken lightly by people and gotten last minute in a rush a few hours before the barbeque. However, if you want to throw a barbeque that would really impress your guests you need to take if the fuel of your barbeque seriously. The fuel you use can make a big difference because it changes the way the food will taste. It is vital to select a fuel that will be efficient at a mild temperature for a period of time and also correct wood chips to give off that trademark smoky flavour.