3 Great BBQ Ideas That will Turn Your Barbecue Into A Fantastic Occasion.
I think that it is a safe assumption to say that most people have cooked or at least eaten barbecued food once in their lives. It is a really healthy way to cook food and if done properly, probably one of the finest. However, if you are looking for Picnic food ideas or bbq ideas that are a little different from the normal steak, hamburger and sausage then you may be forgiven for thinking that it is going to be incredibly time consuming and very costly. Well stick around, because here are 3 simple ideas that will turn your normal everyday barbecue into a great event.
Marinating meat before or after?
Now, I know what you are thinking, “I already marinade my meat before I cook it”, right! Well how about marinating your meat after you cook it. Sounds a little weird? Well try this…… season a piecet of steak and cook as normal on the barbecue, then when cooked, pierce with a knife and put into a marinade of olive oil, crushed garlic, lemon juice, rosemary, thyme, and a little mustard. As the steak rests, all the flavors will seep in and not only do you have a well flavored steak, but you also have a wonderful dressing for your salad.
Pep up a steak
Another great bbq idea is to pep up your already expertly cooked steak by adding a knob of flavored butter on top. Flavored butter is an excellent accompaniment to steak, pork, lamb or even fish and the choices are endless. For example, how about a rosemary and anchovy butter, or a lemon and thyme butter, or a chilli and coriander butter. The list is endless and the good thing is that you can let your imagination run wild. The great thing about flavored butters is that you can make them up, keep them in the fridge or freezer and when you want to use again just add a knob straight from the fridge or freezer when you fancy something a little different.
Zing up your burgers
There is nothing more mouthwatering than a big fat juicy homemade burger, but if you really want to impress your friends and family, how about something different. The really awesome thing about this is that you can become inventive. Try flavoring a minced lamb burger with dried apricots, harissa and lots of fresh coriander for that Middle Eastern touch. Or maybe you could try a pork burger flavored with black olives and freshly grated parmesan. Or if you insist on beef in your burger, then why not pep it up with some fresh chili then add some chopped spring onion and a generous helping of dark soy sauce. These are just a few bbq ideas that can take the humble burger and elevate it to star status.
The great thing about these fantastic bbq ideas is that not only do they taste fabulous but they really don’t take up a lot of your time. So the next time you fancy something a little different try one of the above.
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