Mmmm, that smells wonderful! When summer comes around, the air is once again filled with that all-familiar and much-loved barbecue aroma. There's something for everyone: steak for the meat lovers, bratwurst hotdogs for the little ones or corn on the cob for fans of veggie food. Barbecues are part and parcel of the warm summer months, just like trips to the pool and cool ice lollies. With a few ideas, some simple steps and the right ingredients, you’ll be ready to host a summer barbecue in next to no time - and your guests are sure to love it!
... The EMSA barbecue experts think so, too. One thing’s for sure: a good party requires some planning. There are a few ingredients and recipes you can easily prepare a day in advance without any stress. For example, you can marinate the meat in your favourite marinade. If you're marinating larger portions, a CLIP & CLOSE food storage container will be a godsend. What accompaniment is a must for the perfect barbecued steak? Herb butter! The cookery experts from the EMSA blog know a nice and easy method you can use to make your own. Oh, and by the way: you can chop all the herbs you need in next to no time using the TURBOLINE herb and vegetable cutter.
Tip: the buffet will be more varied if every guest brings a little something with them – this will save the host heaps of work, too! Sides can be safely transported in the CLIP & CLOSE food storage containers.
It's the day of the party and the excitement is mounting – but there’s still a lot to do before the guests start arriving! So, first things first: start the morning with a trip to the bakery, as a crispy baguette is a must for any barbecue buffet. Take the vegetables you've prepared with the SMART KITCHEN multi-grater and create a fresh, summery salad in an ACCENTA salad bowl. Setting the table is as easy as pie with a non-slip CLASSIC tray. Mineral water with lemon and lime will stay cool for up to four hours in a FLOW carafe with cooling station, providing the refreshment everyone needs. Now the guests have all arrived, may the feasting commence!
... Get cosy! When everyone’s bellies are full, the youngest ones have slowly dozed off and the temperatures have dropped, it's time to switch things up: up to now, the paper lanterns were “purely” decorative, but now’s the time to light them, hand out the blankets and burn the candles. As the evening draws on, some fruity punch or home-made ice cream for dessert will make for a lovely surprise (just in case you get hungry for something sweet later on).
Started salivating yet? EMSA wishes you a tasty summer and bon appétit!