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Spring has come again to welcome us to some good times with friends and family. One of the simplest occasions to gather everyone is a barbecue party. Under the nice spring night sky, everyone is down to enjoy some good food and company. Make that happen by serving these 8 great BBQ recipes at your party.
Everyone attends a BBQ party for one reason: a meat feast. Be the genie of your guests by granting the wish of abundant meaty goodies.
Burgers are a classic for BBQ parties, and the presence of Worcestershire sauce flavor makes it merrier. First, you need to prep your Hanabishi griller into medium-high, and once heated, get some oil on the grates. Then, make eight beef balls and press them into patty form. Don’t forget to make a shallow indent on the top of each patty and season them lightly.
Grill them for around 3-4 minutes until browned when the patties are ready. Flip them over and brush some Worcestershire sauce on each one. Continue to grill for the same period to medium. Finally, pick them up and serve them with hamburger buns and everything else you want.
Marinated Chicken and Onion Kebabs
Besides a good ‘ol steak, chicken is also not to miss at BBQ parties. Your guests will be coming back and forth to the grill for this marinated chicken and onion kebabs. You will need yogurt, some diced boneless chicken breasts, a set of spices, and some naan or flatbread for the sides.
Marinade the chicken first for 15 minutes in a mix of yogurt, garlic, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, lemon zest and juice, salt, and pepper. Once done, start making the skewers by threading the chicken and onion chunks. At the same time, heat your grill to medium. Put the skewers on the grill and turn them occasionally for around 8 to 10 minutes. Make sure to cook the chicken thoroughly to avoid salmonella. When finished, lightly toast the naan or flatbreads, and serve them side to side.
Grilled Rib-Eye Steak
Welcome the star of BBQ sessions, steaks! Everyone probably imagines some juicy steak on the grill the moment they get your invitation. Make their dream come true by serving some grilled rib-eye steak. Besides the meat, all you need to prepare beforehand are thyme, onion, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
To begin, prepare the marinade. In a large baking tray, combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and the rest of the seasonings together. Throw the rib-eye steaks into the tray and let it sit for an hour in the fridge. Prep your grill to medium-high heat, then cook the steaks until medium-rare or another preferred level of doneness. Rest them for a while and slice thinly for serving.
BBQ Pork Skewers with Filipino BBQ Marinade
For pork lovers, worry not—we’ve got your back. Enjoy the fusion of sweet and savory with a Filipino touch of BBQ pork skewers. To make the marination liquid, combine a can of Coke, brown sugar, soy sauce, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and some sriracha sauce. Dip strips of boneless pork chops and marinate them for a minimum of 4 hours.
When the meat is ready, thread 3 to 4 strips into each skewer, and grill them on medium heat until they cook nicely. Don’t forget to turn them occasionally, while also basting them with the remaining sauce. Remove once done. For a quick side dish, you can bake some beans or potatoes in your LG microwave.
Besides classic hamburgers, pulled pork is another great recipe that you can serve with buns. Get a yummy intake of carbs and protein with this recipe. Don’t worry about getting it wrong; this pulled pork recipe is beginner friendly. For this recipe, you will need five pounds of boneless shoulder pork and a bunch of seasonings for a great taste.
Rub the pork thoroughly with smoked paprika, ground cumin, pepper, salt, and brown sugar. Then pour 2 mugs of cider into the pork. Cook them in the oven for about 4 to 8 hours. When it gets dry, pour some more cider. Once finished, shred the pork, then serve with white rolls and coleslaw.
The Healthy Bits
Shoving all the proteins into your stomach doesn’t feel right with the absence of some green stuff. Instead, make it balanced by serving veggies as side dishes. Here are some recipes you can try to make.
Fingerling Potato Salad
Carbs don’t need to be bland or boring. Add some creamy taste to your BBQ party with this fingerling potato salad. The recipe is customizable to your liking, but you can just follow through if you have no idea what to put. Get yourself some fingerling potatoes, hard boiled eggs, red onion, celery, and cucumber. For the dressing, prepare salt, pepper, mayonnaise, and sour cream.
Dice the potatoes into small chunks and simmer for 15 minutes. Let it boil while you chop the other ingredients. Once the potatoes are cooked, let them cool and add other veggies to join in the bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the dressing ingredients while you taste the test. Serve them separately and let your guests combine the two in their preferred amount.
Grilled Veggies with Honey Mustard Dip
Smokey flavor just adds a nice touch to a lot of things, including vegetables. Grill some and serve with a flavor punch from the dip. Again, prepare anything to your liking, as a lot of veggies can be grilled. You can grill asparagus, onion, bell pepper, zucchini, mushroom, and many more vegetables of your choice.
The key to excellent grilled veggies is to have control over the heat. Whether you’re using charcoal or gas, make sure to make two separate parts with direct and indirect heat, as different kinds of veggies cook differently. For an easier process, you can get some grills pan from La Gourmet cookware. Also, don’t forget to serve them with some dipping sauce. Honey Mustard dip has a sweet and tangy flavor that goes well with grilled vegetables.
Epic Summer Salad
What’s an epic BBQ party without an epic summer salad? This dish will be a great addition to your BBQ event. Once you get all the ingredients, this recipe is pretty quick to prepare. You will need black beans, baby spinach leaves, tomatoes, cucumber, mango, red onion, radish, feta cheese, and avocado. The dressing includes mint leaves, coriander, basil, green chili, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, and honey.
No need to be taken aback by the long list of ingredients. All you need to do is throw them into the food processor and let the machine do its job. If you don’t have one, you can finely chop each ingredient and combine them afterward. Then, top them with the dressing, and you’re good to go.