Spending outdoors, especially during summer, is the best way to go for fun and enjoyment. You get to feel the sun and the wind on your face, and you are free to jump and move around. And how much more if you are gathered with close kin like family and friends?
Furthermore, having barbecue parties has been a constant activity for everyone, and also a popular one at that. These can even be done in the ease and comforts of our own gardens!
So, how do we whip up the perfect barbecue that will not only entice our taste buds but perhaps our whole being, one we will never forget and will want to try again?
Well, first, do some grocery shopping or butcher market hopping on the meats you will grill. There are many types to choose from: ribs, flat steaks, briskets, lamb, turkey and the regular, more popular ones like burgers, hotdogs, pork chops, chicken and hot dogs. Make sure the meats are fresh and never frozen. If you are a vegetarian, kebabs with bell peppers, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes and the like can work for you.
The next step will now involve marinating. The marinade will depend on the flavor and taste you prefer to eat and serve to your guests. When using chicken, you can go for the lemon and rosemary marinade that gives a lemony herb tang. Even just the simple thick and rich barbecue sauce is enough to give the right flavor to the meats as you grill them. Be sure that the marinade you choose matches your and your guests’ palates, or if you are willing to experiment, then this is at your will.
Reminder: the meats you are about to grill must all have even thickness. If they are, the meat shall be cooked evenly and can give you a seamless grilling duration. Otherwise, it will be such a hassle for you to cook them.
When it is time to do the grilling, make sure you are using a clean grill, of course. Preheat it and brush some oil to avoid food from sticking. And when you have put the meats under the fire, stop yourself from flipping it frequently. Let it sit and grill for a few minutes, and flip it once you see it is cooked already. And when you flip, use tongs or a spatula instead of a fork to not lose the meats’ juices.
After cooking, as opposed to serving it directly, let the meat rest for a few more minutes so that the flavor and juices will regroup and contract. This procedure will then result to more luscious and juicier meals.
And you know, as much as your barbecue meals matter, the setting and most especially, the outdoor barbecue area are essential as well. Landscape gardeners East Finchley offer stone barbecue designs that fit and suit your existing or future garden design. You will not only have a functional grill space but you will also have a beautiful and scenic garden piece.