Time To Get Grilling! 6 Things You Need To Have A Great Family BBQ In Your Yard
Grilling food is one of the healthiest ways to cook dinner. For one thing, the fat from the meat is removed while cooking so it makes it a much healthier choice. And even fruit and vegetables keep more of their vitamins and minerals when they are grilled! And as well as being healthier, it’s often a delicious choice as food tastes great once grilled or smoked! Therefore, you should consider having a family BBQ to enjoy some great dining while eating in the fresh air. Here are six things you need to have a great family BBQ in your yard!
An outdoor table and chairs
You can’t have a BBQ outside in your yard without having great seating for your family. Therefore, you need to make sure you have a good set of table and chairs for you all to eat on when you are in the yard. If you are going to have extended family over to enjoy the BBQ too, you might want to put a plastic table and chairs for the kids in the garden. That way, everyone has space to sit and enjoy their good grub.
A great griller
Of course, one of the most important aspects of grilling in your BBQ is the equipment. You need a fantastic griller which will ensure you cook the food as quickly as possible. There are so many different types available on the market. For starters, you will need to decide if you want one that uses pellets or charcoal. It can alter the taste depending on which one you choose. You can look online for reviews on the best ones available such as REC TEC grill reviews. The right equipment will ensure you can make the food quickly and safely for your yard BBQ. And remember to get a set of useful grilling tools so that you can turn the food around easily. You don’t want to have to use items for the kitchen which will get ruined once used with the grill!
A variety of meat
One of the tastiest things you can cook on the grill is meat. The smokey taste can make it even more delicious and will be enjoyed by even the pickiest of kids. The most popular food to cook on the BBQ is sausages and burgers. The kids love them, and they are both scrumptious once grilled. But you should tickle your taste buds with some other meat too. Lamb kebabs and pork steaks are both a popular choice to BBQ. And also, chicken wings make a great meal once grilled. If you have any veggie members of the family, you could try grilling halloumi which is a delicious treat once it’s been grilled!
A bowl of large salad
When you cook meat or fish on the BBQ, it’s often nice to have an accompaniment of salad with the food. For one thing, it’s full of essential nutrients which are good for your family’s health. As well as making a traditional salad, you might want to make a pasta salad too. That way, your family have some carbs with the rest of their dinner. You can check out our previous blog for ideas for some easy salads.
A couple of delicious desserts
You need to also get some delicious desserts for your family to enjoy after their main meal. If you fancy sticking to using the grill, you could consider grilling some bananas. They do become extra tasty once they have been on the grill! Also, strawberries make a tasty treat once they have also been smoked. Just remember to get plenty of foil so that you can cook them easily on the grill. Serve them with ice cream or double cream as a great dessert that they will love.
A couple of sauces and marinades
Once food has been cooked on the BBQ, it’s great to get some sauces and marinades to give it some extra flavor. BBQ sauce is a must to give it an extra smoky taste. Also, for something a bit different, you might want to buy Tahini sauce which is ideal for Mediterranean BBQ food. If you are running out of cash, you can make your own DIY sauces at home. Here is some more advice on making your own sauces!
And believe me, you will need a large trash can close by to throw all the food and plates away after the BBQ. After all, it’s so much easier to eat outside with plastic plates and cutlery you can throw away after!
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