How to create the best bbq in the world, just on time to the bank holiday weekend. Let’s hope the summers starts to heat up so you have the perfect excuse to get out the barbecue.
Catering for all your family or friends may seem overwhelming but with a little planning you can take outside dining to a new level.
You can have all the cold foods prepared in advance and dedicate someone reliable and experienced to cooking the meats, while you float around ensuring everyone has a full plate.
Beers and wine can be on ice and it is always a good idea to greet guests with a lemonade cocktail served in jam jars, separate out the alcohol free jars for the kids!
If you are using a marinade for the steak, make this at least 4-6 hours prior to the party and keep refrigerated.
During this time wipe down the patio furniture and check that the grill is clean. Place flowers and candles around the tables and leave plates and cutlery on a separate tables near the food display.
Sirloin Steak for all the meat lovers – Season with salt/pepper and rub in some oil before sealing off on the BBQ. Once guests start to arrive start cooking some meat but cook to individual taste.
Poached Salmon with some fresh herbs & lemon can be prepared earlier in the day. Poaching takes 10-15 minutes, serve cold.
Tossed caesar salad, add some roasted pine nuts for extra crunch.
Mixed green leafs.
Tomatoes, basil and buffalo mozzarella tossed together with olive oil and oregano.
Some succulent mixed meats on skewers on a flaming hot grill will get everyones attention.
Locally sourced homemade cheese with a selection of relishes, fruit and nuts to nibble on after dinner.
You can always cheat on the dessert front and but from one of your favourite bakeries.
As an extra treat have some sparklers ready to end the evening,