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When the sun comes out, so does the BBQ. Nothing says summertime quite like a BBQ, so we’re here to share our favourite HelloFresh BBQ food ideas to inspire you for the next heatwave.

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How To Prepare for a BBQ To Remember

Now BBQ season is upon us, it’s time to start making sure you have everything prepared to have a BBQ to remember, as summer BBQs in the garden often provide the best memories for you and your family. We have created the ultimate BBQ checklist to ensure you’re ready to host as soon as the sun shines! Check out our top tips down below.

BBQ Shopping List

Need a foolproof shopping list for your next BBQ? We have you covered. Here are some of our must-haves for your next garden soiree:
This is just our list, however. Feel free to change it depending on your dietary requirements and preferences. If that list looks too overwhelming, get inspiration on what you need from one of our HelloFresh BBQ recipes, like this sticky BBQ chicken and sausages. If you want to take all the stress out of your next BBQ, why not try a HelloFresh food box? Completely customisable, you choose the meals you want each week, and then the ingredients are pre-portioned and delivered straight to your door with step-by-step instructions on how to cook them up. Delicious!

Have a Theme for your BBQ!

One way to throw a good BBQ is to set a theme! We don’t mean all-out fancy dress (although if that’s your thing, definitely go for it). Instead, we think you should choose a specific cuisine to cook up on the grill. This is an especially good idea for those of you who aren’t going abroad this year, as it still allows you to sample and celebrate a new country or culture's cuisine.

Why not bring the US to your back garden with our BBQ chicken-loaded wedges? Or you could even bring Greek flavours to Ireland with our tasty Greek-inspired pork kofta gyros recipe. Mangal, the traditional Turkish cooking style, is known for its tasty, aromatic dishes, including chicken shish kebabs and veggie options! So stock up on the skewers and get ready for a BBQ season to remember.

Don’t Forget The BBQ Side Dishes

Now you’ve got all your burgers, sausages, kebabs and mains sorted, so it’s important not to forget the sides. Sides can really make or break a meal, especially when it comes to having a BBQ. It's important to make sure you have all of the BBQ side essentials, like salad, beans, chips and rice. Why not try making our super-delicious cheesy chorizo and beef burgers while you’re at it? This is the ultimate side that people will definitely ask you for the recipe.

Alongside your sides, you need to have a good selection of desserts, too, especially if you have a lot of hungry stomachs to feed! Our chocolate caramel lava cake and zillionaire cheesecake recipes are rich, creamy and guaranteed to impress your guests who have a little bit more of a sweet tooth!

BBQ Safety

We recommend following local Fire and Rescue Service guidances when it comes to BBQ safety. They advise never barbecuing on a balcony, never leaving the BBQ unattended and ensuring it is on a flat site, well away from the house/apartment, trees or shrubs. They also suggest keeping children, garden games and pets well away from the cooking area and keeping a bucket of water or sand nearby for emergencies. It is also essential never to barbecue in parks, wildland areas or any site in close proximity to vegetation, trees, etc. and always BBQ responsibly so everyone can safely enjoy dining al fresco.

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