Throwing a Barbecue This Summer? Foods to Serve to Ensure It Goes Off Perfectly

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Summer is just around the corner, and with the arrival of warmer weather, more people are going to be throwing pool parties and, of course, the all-American pastime – the barbecue.

Hosting a Barbecue is a great way to enjoy delicious food while spending time with family and friends; from juicy burgers to crispy grilled vegetables, there are so many ways of serving food that is delicious and traditional. However, if you are new to planning a barbecue menu, you may be stuck on what to serve up to keep your guests happy.

This article will explore some of the tastiest foods to serve at a home barbecue while also giving you some ideas on how to serve them.

Burgers and Hot Dogs

Burgers and hot dogs are classic barbecue foods that are loved by all. When it comes to burgers, you can choose from a range of meats like beef, chicken, turkey, or even veggie and vegan burgers. The tastiest burgers you will find tend to be made from leaner meats, so avoid burgers that have excess fat in them, and go for brand names, like Best Burgers for a tasty meat-based sandwich. Top them with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and condiments, such as ketchup and mustard, for a classic burger. For hot dogs, you can grill them until they are crispy and serve them with toppings, such as sauerkraut, onions, and relish.

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled vegetables are a healthy and tasty addition to any barbecue. You can grill a variety of vegetables, such as corn on the cob, bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms. Simply coat them with olive oil and seasonings such as garlic, salt, and pepper before grilling them to perfection. Tasty.

BBQ Chicken

Barbecue chicken is a staple at any barbecue. You can marinade the chicken in your favorite barbecue sauce and then grill it until it is crispy on the outside but be sure not to dry it out. Aim to serve it with a side of coleslaw or a homemade potato salad.

Plus, why not try an array of different toppings or coatings on your BBQ chicken? Sweet chili chicken is popular, as is Chinese chicken and, of course, lemon chicken. All of these are very tasty without straying too far from the original recipe.


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Kabobs are a fun and creative way to serve food at a barbecue. You can make kabobs with a variety of meats, such as chicken, beef, or shrimp, and vegetables, like onions, peppers, and tomatoes. Marinate the meat and vegetables in your favorite seasoning, such as BBQ seasoning or a spicy chili sauce, and then grill them until they are cooked to perfection.

Grilled Shrimp

Grilled shrimp is a tasty and healthy addition to any barbecue. Marinate the shrimp in your favorite seasoning and then grill them until they are cooked through. Serve them with a side of rice or grilled vegetables to make sure that they have a side dish that doesn’t outshine them! You can even skewer the shrimp before cooking them, thus allowing for easier turning when they are being grilled. Make sure they are fully pink before eating.

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