How To Organize The Best Backyard BBQ Party In Style?
Another memorable day is coming, and you want to make it unique. While food connects people, you know that there is no better way than a great barbecue to satisfy everyone’s craving. But it would be best if you achieved that. How to set up the BBQ party? What to cook in the BBQ? How to choose the best ingredients for grilling? Which BBQ recipes to follow to serve in style and make your party unforgettable? This article will give you some ideas to help you organize a backyard BBQ party in style.
“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” — Anthony Bourdain
Before we move forward, there are a couple of essential points to consider for the BBQ party. First of all, we need to understand the taste of our guests. What kind of food do they like? BBQ Beef or Lamb? Grilled Chicken or Fish? Are there any vegetarians coming to the party? Will people spend time on foot or sitting around the table? Additionally are there any other attractions planned during the party? What is your budget? Answers to these questions will help you find the most brilliant ideas and plan your backyard BBQ party.
Defining what to cook at the BBQ party
Everything starts by deciding what to cook in the BBQ. A Middle East Style Kebab and skewers make everyone happy if you plan to have a variety of beef, lamb, and chicken to cover different tastes in one go. The good thing about kebabs is the authenticity and creating a localized concept. The ingredients are easy to find in many local butcher shops, and most of them prepare everything from the cuts to seasonings. All you need to do is fire up your BBQ and grill the meat.
Kebabs are always tasty when you grill various vegetables, such as onions, garlic, eggplants, peppers, and also mushrooms, which will satisfy the vegetarian guests with unique flavors furthermore. However, Kebabs needs special attention while cooking and selecting the best ingredients on the downside. It usually requires some expertise to make it memorable and cook & serve in style.
What about Steak?
Another good option is steaks. Most of the markets and butchers provide good quality Angus or Wagyu options across the UAE for different cuts, such as ribeye, striploin, tenderloin, pichania, tomahawk, T-bone. All these options will surely delight the guests when you serve in your backyard BBQ party and turn the event into a fine meat feast. On the other hand, this option is costly, and if you don’t know how to set up the fire, how to cook the meat, your event can turn into a disaster.
Burgers are also a great option too if you are willing to give people some movement and freedom in the party. Easy to cook, prepare and serve to even large audiences, and you know, everybody loves burgers! On the downside, burgers don’t make your party unique if you are not doing a gourmet style.
You can also go ahead with seafood at your party. Lemmon and buttered prawns, grilled calamari, scallops, or fish skewers would delight people. If you choose seafood, you should consider the audience, your party concept, and your BBQ setup twice as this type of food doesn’t suit all occasions.
Choosing the proper BBQ set up for the backyard party
You have decided on what to BBQ or grill at the party. Now the next step is choosing your BBQ set up. Do you have a charcoal BBQ or a gas BBQ? If it is a charcoal BBQ, do you have the right charcoal for the food you choose? Do you have the right tools to control to help you while cooking, such as the grills, burners, BBQ smoking materials, heat measure? The equipment has equally important with the selected menu.
It might be a good idea to check what you have based on the food you choose and try to close the gap by shopping for the missing ones or borrowing from friends. Having the right tools makes a huge difference for your BBQ party.
Some of the essential tools you should have are:
Tongs and Spatula
Grilling Gloves and Apron
Quality Grill Grate
Aluminum Foil and Baking Paper
Choosing the BBQ Party Theme
Similarly, choosing the theme for your party will be impacting your food selection and setup. Are you willing to keep people sitting around a table? Or do you want them to hang around on their foot and socialize around your backyard while eating the food? Steaks or smoked BBQ food are not easy to eat while moving around. Kebabs are tastier when they are fresh and hot, and they should not wait on the plate for long. Hence, pay attention to selecting your party theme while organizing a stylish backyard BBQ Party.
What about you?
We are leaving the most critical question to the last. What about you? How do you see yourself during the party? Would you like to stay behind the fire with all the preparation and cooking tasks? Or do you want to join your party and enjoy your time?
BBQ or grilling is a delightful thing to do, but when it comes to hosting a backyard BBQ party, you should consider yourself and create time to be with your friends, too. Leaving the BBQ to an expert can help you get the most out of your party, such as:
Choosing the right menu for your BBQ party
Choosing the best ingredients for the food
Avoiding waste of money for the number of ingredients, tools, and the setup
Creating enough time for yourself to join the party without getting tired
In conclusion, we have provided some smart ideas to help you organize a memorable backyard BBQ party in style. Think about your guests, select the theme, choose the menu and prepare the proper setup for the BBQ or grill. If you need some help, look for a BBQ expert to run you through all the steps and then sit back and enjoy the party!
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