Tired of camping or picnicking away from home? Are you thinking that maybe you want to spend your weekend in the comfort of your home and at the same time have the feeling of an outdoor picnic? Then maybe it's time to get involved in the backyard kitchen! Cooking in the backyard is a great way to spend a pleasant time for your friends and family and also impress your jealous colleagues and neighbors. So if you think your garden needs a delicious makeover for your next summer party, then read on for some awesome backyard barbecue ideas here at Grills Forever.
Backyard BBQ and Grill
Backyard BBQs are perfect for small gatherings or a family weekend brunch and even date nights. However, to make sure everything goes smoothly, you should consider buying good quality grills and smokers.
The gas grill is a very convenient backyard grill because it comes with many backyard grill parts including thermometer, hoses, caps, pipes, grills, knobs, and burner grates. Buying a fairly large one with more burners is always a better option because your food, even if it is small, can easily take up space on the gas grill. In the case of backyard cooking, always make sure that everything you buy must be able to withstand seasonal outdoor heat and not easily begin to rust, which could be dangerous due to the increased likelihood of gas leaks and explosions. Also get a gas grill cover so you can protect the grill from rain and snow during winters. If you think coals are a nuisance (especially during the winter), then gas grills are definitely the cleanest option. Gas grills are also easier to install compared to charcoal grills.
Charcoal grills are best for smoking and flavoring food. Charcoal grills are also durable due to the thick layer of high quality steel. Try targeting charcoal grills that have a built-in cleaning system that could remove charcoal ash to the bottom. Buying natural coal is better. Natural charcoal briquettes can be found in most grocery stores. Igniting the charcoal can be a little difficult. Using a match or lighter could add an unusual flavor to spoil meat, so it is a good idea to use a fireplace lighter. Add charcoal briquettes to the fireplace starter and keep the fire burning for 15 minutes. The charcoal will be red hot and ready to grill.
An Accurate Thermometer:
Instead of assuming the roast is done, it is always better to check the temperature of the meat to see if cooking is complete. This should be done for all kinds of meat and all kinds of grilling recipes.
Do you like charred and smoked food? Then you could get yourself a backyard smoker, for a few hours of slow cooking. Buying a vertical bullet smoker has a lot of advantages. Not only is it affordable, it's also greener and helps keep meat moist and perfectly tender. Buy the type of smokers whose temperature you can control to make sure the meat isn't overcooked. One that can maintain a constant temperature of around 225 degrees F for longer periods of time is best. For smokers, instead of natural charcoal briquettes, you can go for charcoal as it allows for slower cooking, required for smoking.
Meat claws would be suitable for handling freshly cooked hot meat, especially turkey meat, pork shoulder, and other heavy sections of large meat. These could be used to handle raw meat each time you apply glaze, rubbing, or marinating so you don't need to wash your hands moving from one piece of meat to another.
Building a Kitchen Pit
If you have a large patio and want to do more than just grill and grill, like cooking casseroles or roasting whole animals, then you can build your own fire pit on your backyard. Don't worry, there is no science involved! Here, we have provided a list of some simple steps that can help you get started cooking.
- Get some shovels, as many bricks as you can and dig up with your friends! Make sure the hole is about 3 feet by 4 feet to accommodate the fire and the pots.
- Align the boundary of the hole with bricks. There should be no spaces between the bricks to keep the heat contained.
- Scatter some medium-sized river rocks at the bottom of the pair. This could also be done with bricks, but it would take much longer to heat and slow cooking.
- Line the hole with corrugated iron sheets and some old clothing.
- Start a fire from the base of the hole by burning newspapers, cardboard, twigs, leaves. Once the fire is big enough, add pieces of wood and logs. Keep the fire on for a minimum of 8 hours.
- Prepare to cook with charcoal. Whether it's a large animal or a large amount of food to cook, watch out for pans. Use heavy-duty pans that can withstand high temperatures for a long period of time. Avoid using aluminum pans as they can become contaminated. Attach the trays to strong ropes and cords so they can be easily lowered and lifted.
- Cover the top with corrugated iron, with old blankets on top and layers of dirt that you unearthed at first. Let the cooking continue for at least 6-8 hours. The time it takes to cook depends on the meat you are cooking, the type of wood used and also the stones used.
Some fun backyard cooking and cooking ideas
You may be nervous about your first barbecue or backyard cooking party. So these tips can surely help you impress and conquer people.
- Prepare your table and decorate with nice tablecloths and plates.
- If you find washing dishes exhausting, you should definitely go for plastic dishes and spoons. Or even better, use decorated paper plates.
- If you have a wheelbarrow, fill it with ice and beer for your party lovers.
- You can prepare infused water, juices, smoothies, ice cream and cocktails or small desserts to liven up the party and beat the summer heat.
- You could try adding some vegetarian recipes to the backyard barbecue menu just for fun; for example, various types of salads, tacos and pastas.
- Make your own little condiment bar. Set the cups on a table and fill the paper cups with mustard, pickles, ketchup, hot sauce and what not! Label them with gift tags, as this would let guests know where they are when they need them.
- It's summer and your guests may feel too hot, so if you don't have a pool, you can fill your Tank inventory with water. You can also give guests paper fans to cool down.
- Keep sunscreen and bug spray around for guests to have a bug-free summer party.
- You can inform your guests what's on your barbecue menu by writing the menu on cardboard and hanging the menu. Make it colorful and decorate it if you want.
- Add herbs to the fire pit or grill grill to avoid any mistakes after cooking.
- Set up some games for the guests. Kids will love frisbees, scrabble, and the Hula Hoop if it's a family event. for example, paper trash in one container while plastics in another trash container.
Whether it's summer or winter, cooking in the backyard is an experience everyone should have as it improves culinary skills and creates colorful memories with loved ones. In the comfort of your home. Don't miss this opportunity and go to the closest grocery stores and start preparing!