Nothing screams summer more than a backyard gathering to indulge in the art of barbequing. It’s a satisfying feeling when you fire up the grill, invite your buddies over, and banter over an assortments of juicy, grilled meats. If you’re jumping on the summer BBQ fiesta train, here are some of the essentials you’ll need to throw a kickin’ BBQ.
Your standard black apron is boring. Considering BBQ’s aren’t as swanky as dinner parties and a relaxed theme is almost expected, you may as well encourage the good vibes with a silly apron. Sure, you might be the laughing stock of the entire party, but if you’ve got a good sense of humour, an apron titled Keep Your Hands off My Buns, will make you the centre of attention.
Unless you’ve got a giant automatic zapping machine, chance are, flies and other bugs are going to be congregating around your food. For the times when you’re meat is resting, or even when you’re eating, invest in a mesh food dome or tent to keep it protected from those pesky flies. Before you’re BBQ party, you can also spray around your house with a bug killer to keep any unwanted critters from scaring off your guests.
Unless you’re a man of steel or happen to know Edward Scissorhands, you can’t exactly flip your food with your fingers. By purchasing yourself a set consisting of a spatula, fork, and tongs, you’ll avoid any sticky messes from trying to lift your meat with a fork.
A Selection of Sauces
Some of us love the idea of indulging in barbeque food in its purest form; no spices, no herbs and no sauces – just chargrilled goodness. The rest of us can’t help but baste our dinner in a range of delicious barbeque style sauces. You can make your own BBQ marinade with ingredients including garlic, paprika, brown sugar, golden syrup, white wine vinegar, olive oil and BBQ sauce, or you can just as easily by a bottle of Sweet Baby Rays.
You can’t have a BBQ without the actual BBQ! A lot of thought needs to go into your selection as it has to be the right fit for your space. In the world of outdoor cooking you might prefer a hooded grill for roasting, a kettle BBQ if you have a small family, or a pit BBQ for that earthy feel.
At the end – or beginning depending on how lazy you are – of each grill, you will need to clean off the excess dirt and grime. Barbeque specialists have a great range of accessories to help maintain your grills and plates, you can click here to see their range.
What’s a BBQ with food to cook! Barbequeing isn’t just limited to meat lovers either, with a huge range of vegetarian and vegan options for those who love to indulge in grilled food.
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