Barbecue in winterjusthitreviews_lekz3m - November 5, 2020
Who says barbecues can only take place in summer? What could be nicer than a winter landscape wrapped in cotton wool, a fire, wonderfully smelling sausages from the grill, and apple punch that warms the soul? Throw your prejudices overboard and plunge into the arctic barbecue fun.
What is different about barbecue in winter?
The grilling times are shifting due to the low temperatures. It takes a little longer until the grill is hot, and higher temperatures are required to cook the delicacies through.
Since far more heat is lost when you open the grill lid than in summer, you only open the cover when you need to and only for as long as necessary.
If you eat inside, you will be preparing a dish that requires little attention – that is, a larger piece of meat that you can cook using the indirect grill method at relatively low temperatures.
But it’s even nicer if you eat right outside. Then it is advisable to use grilled foods that are ready to eat after a short time. After all, we don’t want the guests to freeze before the food is served.
Don’t forget: barbecuing in winter still looks exotic. You won’t know many people who will rival your winter barbecue party.
However, you will also have trouble finding charcoal in winter. So make sure you have enough of it in stock, not that the project fails due to a lack of charcoal. Of course, this also applies to gas. Get a supply so that you can get through the winter without a bottleneck.
Also, when serving, make sure that you do not lose too much time.
When it’s cold, your delicacies quickly lose temperature and are soon just lukewarm. Preheated dishes can alleviate the problem somewhat.
Last but not least: When there is snow, it is particularly important to ensure that the grill is stable and does not slide. Under no circumstances should you place it on a pile of snow.
Preparations for grilling in winter
Barbecue outside, eating inside is not very original. It gets more spectacular when winter entertainment takes place out.
Use the mystical winter mood:
Torches bathe the winter wonderland in warm light.
Archaically burning Finnish candles convey the romance of campfires.
At especially piled snow bars, you can comfortably stand together, chat, and wait together for the barbecue feast.
Put lamb or cowhides on the chairs. That makes you cosy and warm, and it also conveys a comfortable alpine hut atmosphere.
If the cold scares off too much, you could put up patio heaters. From an ecological point of view, this measure can be questioned. Wrapping yourself up thickly is more environmentally friendly.
Recipe ideas for winter grilling:
It doesn’t always have to be meat. For example, you can cook hearty soups on the grill in winter.
The perfect winter dessert: baked apples with almonds and raisins and dusted with a hint of cinnamon.
A tasty snake bread (stick bread) can also be prepared on the grill or over a campfire.
Punch recipes or mulled wine warm not only the heart but also the hands.
As you can see, with a little imagination, you can organize unconventional parties that will delight your guests.