The perfect barbecue is all about good food, good beer, and good friends. As far as good friends go, that’s up to you, but we can help with the food and drinks. Read on for some tips on just what to eat and drink at a barbecue.
You can grill just about anything if you’re a little crafty, but there are definitely a few foods which are particularly well suited to the barbecue. Typically, these are foods which hold together well and can handle the intense heat.
Ribs are best cooked slow and low, with the lid down and a pan of water on the grill to help the meat separate from the bone. The other secret to perfectly cooked ribs is to remove the silvery membrane on the underside of the rack, which many people overlook.
For a lighter cut of meat, salmon is very well suited to the grill. It holds up much better than some other fish, and while often people don’t love seafood, salmon tends to appeal to all pallets.
Pork Tenderloin is an option often overlooked, but may in fact be the best food for the grill, bar none. It is a substantial cut of meat which can really handle the heat, and benefits greatly from this type of cooking, as if it was made specifically for the grill.
If your friends are the cultured sort, don’t be afraid to go for an ale instead of a lager. Some people may not be able to handle the full flavor of the stronger ales, but those who know the difference will really appreciate it.
If you’re not sure, or if your friends aren’t as interested in greatbeer as you are, there is still nothing at all wrong with a nice lager. Lighter beers are still very much delicious and refreshing, and so long as we’re bringing people together and having a good time, that’s what it’s all about.
Written by LoveToWrite, a blogger that writes about current events, food and beverage, and other hot topics.