Barbeque Recipe and Procedure
Barbecues are indeed fun. It displays your skills. Indeed, it's nice to fill the bright summer weekend with such feasting fun.
- first course
- main course
- drinks (non-alcoholic)
- table linen, paper plates and cups*
*these are more convenient than china and glassware
Using electric grills is ideal. But if there is no free plug point around, use small to medium sized portable grill. It can be carried anywhere.
Let everyone share a hand in the cooking. It's fun as well as offloads the burden.
Make sure there are enough snacks for all guests to
munch about while the main food is grilling.
Fill the menu with dips, chips and fresh salads.
Marinate meats and dry foods to moisten and flavor them.
- Most fish cook extremely well on the barbecue, making the work easier for you.
- And they have high nutrition value. Just take care not to over cook them, or it will just fall apart or dry out completely.
- For barbecuing vegetables you can either pack them in foil, season, and then place the packages on the barbecue. This is easy to prepare and at the same time retains the original spirit.
- The same trick applies for preparing fruit kebabs as well.
- Just make sure the foil packages are tightly closed, so all the precious juices are retained.
- They cook better on dying embers. (check out the recipes section)
Lay the table with linen laced with red, white and blue ribbons - side by side in the same order.
Hang colorful festoons overhead. Decorate the whole set that gives the patio a festive air.
- Take your parent's help.
- Back up your barbecue with a little forethought.
- It will help you turn out a nice show.
- Make sure you have a grill, or grills,
large enough to cook sufficient food for the number of guests invited.
- Check that you have enough propane gas of fuel such as wood or charcoal.
- The barbecue should be on a stable, level surface in a place
where it is not likely to get knocked over and safely positioned
This helps avoid accidents caused by running past the grill.
- Keep the ingredients chilled before cooking.
- Never leave food to stand out in the sun
where flies and insects may contaminate it.
- Keep the foods with eggs or mayonnaise secured from the heat.
It will help you prevent food poisoning.
Place the barbecue grill away from fences
or other combustible material.
- Do not light up right next to your neighbor's back door
as the fumes may cause offence.