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Posted (May 24, 2018)

Having A Sizzling Summer

Having A Sizzling Summer

It’s rapidly approaching that time of year when the UK is brave enough to have a BBQ.

When we finally get a long stint of summer sunshine, or a least cloudy skies, it’s very tempting to invite friends and family round to have an impromptu BBQ. With that, comes the perils of chicken raw on the inside and scorched on the outside, lukewarm cola and coleslaw straight from tub.

With it being National Barbecue Week, we thought we would share how easy and versatile a barbecue event catered by Appetite Direct can be.

Preparation

Planning and forethought are essential for having a successful BBQ event. Our Appetite Direct team will work with you to figure out logistics and to ensure the day runs as smoothly as possible. Our barbecue equipment is available for hire, and we can provide a gazebo for when the weather is drizzly.

On the day, we’ll set the barbecue equipment in a suitable position. It’ll then take a little time to get it heated to the correct temperature. Finally, our Chef and team will get to work preparing and cooking the delicious food!

It’s best to know quantities and dietary requirements in advance so no one is left out and there is plenty of food to go round.

We have an extensive BBQ menu which caters for meat-eaters and vegetarians. We can tailor the menu based on the requirements of your party.

Meat

If you want something a little more exciting than frozen burgers and sausages, we can create homemade beef burgers, marinated strips of pork belly, boneless shawarma chicken thigh as well as many other tasty meaty treats.

Fish

Summer BBQ Seafood
When done correctly, cooking fish on a barbecue can be tremendously rewarding. We go way beyond just wrapping fish in tinfoil and hoping for the best. There’s masala spiced monkfish, chilli and lime marinated scallops, Scottish lobster with garlic butter and so much more!

Vegetables

You shouldn’t only be confined to meat-based dishes, vegetarian meals add much needed vibrancy and nutrition. We can create halloumi and vegetable kebabs, stuffed peppers, BBQ aubergine with charred red onions as well as other vegetarian-friendly dishes.

Salad

Summer BBQ Salad

When planning a barbecue, you’ll also need to think of the side salad dishes which will compliment your meals. We have created an extensive selection of delicious fresh salads, all of which come with flat bread and dips. You could try the char grilled new potato salad with radish, pickled cucumber and pea shoots, our homemade spicy baked beans or charred greens with gremolata. The list goes on and on…

Desserts

Finally, it’s worth having a few sweet options on offer, and there’s always room for dessert! Here are just a few suggestions; we have the salted caramel chocolate pot, lemon posset with blueberry compote or a selection of chocolate brownies.

If you provide the good company and music, we’ll provide the delicious food and drinks.

Need help creating a fantastic BBQ event? Contact Appetite Direct on 0131 225 3711 or email enquiries@appetitedirect.com


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