Expand your selection to liven up an instagrammable BBQ party
IF YOU'RE TIRED OF THE SAME OLD SAME OLD, GET A LOAD OF THIS!
As it gets warmer, you'll likely be spending more time with family and friends. That means food is going to be involved! The same old BBQ's just aren't going to cut it anymore if you're looking to move up the ladder to BBQ king in your circle. You need pizzazz. You need excitement! You need something new! Just as important as what you eat, entertainment can be the thing to really make your BBQ memorable. Level up from the usual standard BBQ with something special. Let The Meat Guy introduce you to new BBQ recipes for that (I can't believe I'm saying this) "Instagrammable BBQ!"
DUTCH OVEN PIZZA!
BBQ + Pizza? Oh yes baby. Pizza is just one of those things that you can eat whenever and most importantly, wherever. Who doesn't love pizza? Recently frozen pizzas have been a bit of a boom, but this time we're going to show you a recipe that with only a Dutch Oven and five minutes, you can make some pretty spectacular outdoor pizzas!
WITH A 24CM DUTCH OVEN
150g of Flour
4g of Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
80ml of Water
- ＜How to Make!＞
Place all ingredients except for the water into a bowl for mixing. Begin mixing and add the water as you go. Once it starts to look like dough, place it on a cooking sheet, or a nonstick surface with aluminum foil and begin to softly mash that baby into a circular shape. Once you've got it looking the way you want it to, start adding your sauces, cheese, vegetables, MEAT etc, and place it in the dutch oven. Close the lid and hang it over a charcoal fire.
※The trick here is to not smelt the pizza. Cook it over a medium flame or place the oven over hot coals. You'll want to place coals on top of the covered pot as well. Let this sit for 5-7 minutes and voila! Pizza Time!
First add about 4mm of olive oil into your skillet. Add onions, garlic, paprika, and your shrimps while bringing it to a low to medium flame. After cooking, add salt and pepper to finish. If you want to get fancy, grab a French baguette and top the bread slices with your cooked shrimps. This is where that "instagrammable" part comes in. You can also use the left-over oil for your next menu item, and it'll still have some of that shrimp and garlic flavor! We recommend mushrooms, chicken, and even Japanese scallops.
MIXED DRINK BAR! / SMOOTHIE BAR!
Smoothies and mixed drinks are always a hit from kids to adults! You can even throw a bit of bourbon in the mixer to give the adult beverages a bit of kick. (Remember entertainment is important). Fruits are also as you already know, super high in vitamins and nutrients that your body needs! This will even add a brighter color to your BBQ!
TRY SOMETHING NEW! SWITCH UP THE ATMOSPHERE WITH DIFFERENT SPICES!
At any BBQ the meat is always the main course. Why not switch it up with a bit of zing! Let’s move away from the usual salt and pepper recipes and explore an endless amount of flavors!
LEMON JUICE AND HERB SALT MAKE FOR GREAT ITALIAN FLAVORS!
300g Chicken, (You can choose the cut)
Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
1 Tea Spoon of Sugar and Powdered Chicken Stock
1 Tablespoon of Potato Starch
1/2 Teaspoon of Herb Salt, and Garlic Cloves
- ＜How to Make!＞
Place all of the above-mentioned ingredients into a plastic bag for about 30 minutes to a couple hours. This can be done with chicken breasts, chicken thighs, and even chicken wings! They'll all taste great!
GARLIC AND GINGER FLAVOR
If you've got a little free time, how about a bit of flavor that'll have you jumping with energy at the BBQ!
300g of your favorite easy to eat meats!
3 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce and Sugar
1/2 Tablespoon each of Garlic and Ginger
- ＜How to Make!＞
Place all of the above-mentioned ingredients in a plastic bag and shake it like you just don't care! Let it rest overnight and prepare for the festivities. This will definitely bring a bit of zesty flavor! Meat Guy Pro Tip: This in combination with a beer in one hand... is heaven. Give it a try!
GOCHUJUNG (KOREAN RED CHILI PASTE) SWEET N' SPICY!
For those that like a little kick in their meat! Check out this easy to make Korean-style Gochujung sweet and spicy seasoning.
300g of Prepared BBQ Meat of Your Choice! We Recommend BBQ Chicken!
1.5 Tablesoon of Gochujung
1 Teaspoon of Sesame Seed Oil
1 Teaspoon of Sugar
1 Table spoon of Soy Sauce
- ＜How to Make!＞
Are you sensing a theme yet? Pop the above-mentioned ingredients into a plastic bag and shake it like a polaroid picture! If the spiciness isn't enough, add a bit more pepper and chili paste to your heart's content.
BE FAMOUS! (MAYBE!) SWITCH UP THE MEATS AND REALLY TURN SOME HEADS!
Normally, BBQ's consist of beef, pork, chicken, etc. But to be the best, no no, to make this an Instagrammable BBQ, you need some eyecatchers. This is that pizzazz I mentioned earlier. You need things that people have never seen before.
DACHOU SHABU SHABU OSTRICH BBQ!
To be honest, it kind of tastes like beef, but not quite! Once you've taken a bite out of it, you'll feel the difference. Your body will thank you as well. Ostrich is a very healthy red meat with all the hearty flavor of beef. Extremely high in protein, low in fat, calories, and cholesterol but high in Iron– Ostrich meat even has less fat than skinless chicken or turkey!
RABBIT & HERBS BBQ!
Speaking of protein, rabbit is also another exotic meat that could help with the gym gains! It also has a special texture that only those who have tried it can describe. *wink wink*
Rabbits Leg (Rub it for good luck!)
1 Tablespoon of White Wine
A Pinch of Rosemary and Oregano
1/3 Teaspoon of Salt
- ＜How to Make!＞
Marinade for 15 minutes,wrap in aluminum foil, and cook over a medium flame for 10 more minutes.
Kangaroo meat might look like beef, but you'd be happily surprised at the differences! Softer than beef, you're bound to feel a sense of adventure when trying kangaroo at any BBQ. Kangaroo steaks go great with the thickest of steak sauces or for example Japanese Tare Sauce.
No, not alligator! It's one thing to have our crocodile claws on the grill, but another to be able to say that you can throw down in the kitchen with the exotic meat itself. Check out our crocodile ajillo recipe.
Prepared, Easy to Eat Crocodile Meat
4mm of Olive Oil
Large Cut Garlic Cloves
Cut Red Paprika Peppers
- ＜How to Make!＞
Add about 4mm of olive oil to your skillet with the cut garlic cloves, crocodile meat, and cut paprika peppers while heating with low to medium heat. If the meat becomes white immediately, your flame is too high. As it cooks, throw a bit of salt and black pepper to finish off the flavor. Sticking to the theme of "fancy" and "Instagrammable" baguettes make for an excellent extra addition. ーTasty too! In this recipe we personally used our crocodile cubes! They Can be found 「here」
TAKE ANY OF THESE RECIPES AND TRY SOMETHING NEW！
It's always good to try something new. Up your BBQ game this year with any of the above-mentioned recipes. Take the challenge and don't be afraid if anything seems "too exotic". With family and friends, it'll be a BBQ that's sure to be locked in memory!
- Izawa Ayaka
- As a certified dietition, Ms. Izawa Ayaka lends a big hand in creating recipes, and writing articles surrounding food. She is also the wife of an onion farmer in Hokkaido. From that standpoint, she has her very own column published every month in the Hokkaido Shinbun newspaper. (As of late June 2019). As she is always surrounded by foodies, she continues to submit interesting articles related to the subject of food as a whole.
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