Tired of barbecuing the same thing again and again? Your barbecue can actually be used for so much more. People often think of simply burgers, ribs and chops when they think about barbecues. Yes, the classic American meats are often the centerpiece of the outdoor barbecue, but you can do so much more with a little imagination.
The reality is, there are tons of different options so that you can keep using your barbecue almost every day. So if you're looking for some new ideas for your barbecue, let's have a look.
Korean barbecues have been taking the restaurant industry by storm in recent years. If you haven't been to one of the many restaurants offering this fare yet, you only need to understand one difference. The concept works by letting people grill their own meat and vegetables in the middle of their table.
You can create your own Korean barbecue and wow your guest by mixing the right marinades and dips to some high-quality cuts. Provide kimchi and other vegetables to grill with the meat. You could even let your guests grill their own good to make it even more like a Korean barbecue.
If you're tired of having the same grilled chicken, again and again, try this trick. Open a beer can and stuff it up a whole chicken, and grill it for a few hours. The beer is brought to boiling by the grill, but the steam can’t escape, so instead, it marinates the chicken from inside. The beer improves both moisture and flavor, giving the chicken an extra special taste (and look).
You don't have to start using your barbecue just before it's time to eat. If you're willing to take things slowly, how about cooking some pork on a low heat for a few hours? This can really wow your guests and provide a deep flavor people will remember. You can find a few different rubs and marinades with a quick search online.
Barbecues aren't just for meat, they're great for seafood too. Things like sea bass work well, but grilled clams can be especially good.
If you are catering for vegetarians or just want to try something different, there are so many different options when it comes to grilling veg. You can even do these alongside your meat to give it an extra layer of flavor. Try some vegetarian kebabs with onions and mushrooms, or grill some corn on the cob as a barbecue classic.
Your barbecue isn't just for main courses, it can be great for desserts, too. Think marshmallows or chocolate fondue. They also work well with fruit.
This one's really special. Fan of grilled sandwiches? How about a barbecued sandwich? Even better. These grilled sandwiches can be a real center of attention and are super-easy to make. Just put in anything you like, but they work extra well with melted cheese.