How To Cook Delicious BBQ Food For Your Family
Barbequing can be an inexpensive and effective way to feed the whole family. You don’t need to have T-bones or boneless chicken all the time in order to do a good BBQ. Same goes for expensive fish, many times the cheaper mackerel or cat fish will taste like you ordered it from some upscale diner, because barbequing is all about enhancing flavors and going back to the basics.
Getting the best bang for your buck
If you’re going to be grilling for the whole family, on a regular basis, remember this rule: always fill up the grill. It’s always good to have leftovers and you’ll be saving energy costs in the long-term when you are firing up the grill or stove less to cook meals. Barbeque leftovers are great anyways, you can repurpose them into other meals like casseroles, stews, or sandwiches.
There is a small chance that you family might get tired of BBQ diners if you don’t mix things up every once in a while. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy for your barbeque to change in flavor. Take the traditional burger and stuff it with some mozzarella, bacon pieces, jalapenos, or drop a fried egg on it. Replace your standard hotdog with real sausages, this is a great time to start experimenting with different foods. Having a multifunctional BBQ grill will definitely help in your bbq efforts.
A major difference-maker for all meat-based dishes is if you use marinades, rubs, or glazes. That’s why you have BBQ places that keep the same customers for 50 years and beyond. There is so much depth in the flavor that you keep falling in-love with your food all over again.
Make your own sides, like the classic coleslaw, without the overly-sweet sickness you get from the store-bought kind. Just mix together mayo, mustard, cider vinegar, pepper, salt, and sweeten with sugar as needed. Toss that with a bag of pre-shredded cabbage and then chill for 2 hours. Goes great on burgers, too.
If you’re looking for lean alternatives to your meat, try going for a lean turkey burger or pork tenderloin. These are both excellent for the BBQ and will only set you back at about 200 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try looking into international barbeque ideas, like Korean BBQ, for example. You get a little sweet and sour with a kick of spiciness just by adding some sesame oil, ginger, scallions, topped off with some kimchi, otherwise known as the spicy and tangy version of coleslaw.