Want to learn how to throw a great summer BBQ? It’s actually a lot easier than you think as long as you know how to prepare for the event. First, you’ve got to invite a crowd. Next, you’re going to need to feed the crowd. Last but not least, you’re going to need to entertain the crowd.
Here are some tips that will help you do just that:
- Get it nice and hot. Before using your grill, Eating Well suggests making sure it’s the right temperature. Preheat it 15 to 25 minutes before putting any food on it. If you want it high, aim for 400 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Medium-high is 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Make sure the surface is properly oiled. If you don’t want to peel your food off the grill, you need to make sure that it isn’t going to stick to the metal. One of the ways to do just that is by taking a vegetable oil-soaked paper towel and carefully going over the grates before grilling. If burnt food isn’t your thing, this is the best advice to follow.
- Marinate your meat to maximize its flavor. Allow it to soak in its marinade overnight. Make sure not to use it again for safety purposes. You want to avoid cross contaminating foods and making your guests sick.
Throwing a great summer BBQ is something most people want to know how to do. The tips above serve as mere suggestions on ways to make your next outdoor get-together extra special. There’s always room for you to put your own spin on things and make the event your own.