The summer is a time for relaxation, and what’s more relaxing than cooking outside? Whether it’s the smell of the food wafting through your neighborhood or just the idea of eating something that you didn’t have to prepare yourself, barbecuing has its perks. What are some other things you need to make your BBQ experience complete? Check out this post before your next cookout.
What is a BBQ?
A BBQ, or a barbecue, is an event for outdoor cooking food using hot coals. It’s typically well known for dishes that are grilled or smoked with the use of heat and unique spices.
BBQ Accessories: What Do You Need?
There are many accessories that varies according to your need for a BBQ. One of the most important is your grill. There are gas grills, charcoal grills, electric grills and outdoor ovens to choose from. Next on the list are utensils such as pots, pans, spatulas and tongs. You’ll also want some plates, cups, napkins and paper towel to go with the rest of your grill accessories. Grilling can also be done inside on an outdoor or indoor stove top so you will need cooking oil too. Once you have all the necessary gear, it’s time to invite some friends over for a cook out.
How to Prepare for A BBQ
The first thing to do is to read your grill instructions thoroughly. Turn on your grill and allow it to heat up. Clean the cooking grate before you cook anything. Next, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your meat in a casserole dish and cover with foil. Cook for 45 minutes, and then let it rest for an additional 15 minutes before serving.
Prepare all of your side dishes and desserts before you cook anything on the grill. Chop up ingredients such as tomatoes, avocadoes, lettuce, and peppers. Wash fruit. Make a recipe such as coleslaw or potato salad. Prepare a dessert such as peach cobbler, if possible, using ingredients that are already at room temperature.
How to Clean up After Your BBQ party
It is imperative to clean up after your BBQ party. If you don’t, the mess will quickly get out of control, and dealing with it later can be a problem. This is why people often spend time rinsing off cooking surfaces and making sure that they have disposed of all the food and animal waste. Make sure that you remove any leftover food from the grill and vegetable trays before throwing them in the trash. It is also very important to thoroughly wash any dishware or cookware that has been used during the party. You should then sweep up any loose wood or charcoal from the ground. Don’t forget to clean any surfaces that you used to prepare the food either. This includes the grill, trays, counters and stoves. Once everything is clean you can then relax knowing that you have done a great job at helping to keep your house clean.
BBQs are a must have for summer and as the season heats up, so does your grill. Whether it’s an outdoor or indoor BBQ, you need to be prepared with all of the right accessories. Hopefully you now have a better understanding of what BBQ accessories are needed.