5 Father’s Day BBQ recipes to celebrate your dadEditorial Team
Father’s Day is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to do something special for your dad. Since your dad does whatever he can do to put a smile on your face every day, why not take the reins and show your appreciation by preparing him a meal?
While it may be easier to take him out to a restaurant for dinner, it would be meaningful if you prepared him a grilled feast. Especially if your father is a major BBQ enthusiast like us, we guarantee that this will be the best gift for him!
In this blog post, we’ve compiled a list of 5 easy yet delicious Father’s Day BBQ recipes for you to try out this year, either by yourself, or even with your dad and the family, to make it a fun family event, and make Father’s day more memorable than ever.
1. Juicy and tender BBQ ribs
You can’t have a BBQ feast without BBQ ribs. They are a definite crowd-pleaser so this recipe is bound to brighten up anyone’s mood. Not only are they easy to prepare but they are also absolutely delicious to devour. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as biting into a succulent BBQ rib.
Marinate the ribs in a savoury mixture of spices and coat them in a tangy BBQ sauce that will thrill your dad’s palate. It’s important to make sure that you foil your ribs before throwing them on the grill so that the marinade can seep into the meat to drive extra flavour.
2. Cornbread on a skillet
If your father is a more traditional BBQ enthusiast and loves the combination of BBQ ribs and some cornbread, we have the best cornbread recipe for you. Grill the cornbread on a skillet to create a delicious flavour that balances the sweetness of the corn with a slightly crunchy, golden crust.
The insides of the cornbread will remain moist and juicy with a faint flavour of butter and the natural sweetness of cornmeal is accentuated by the grilling process, giving the food a smoky, rich flavour that pairs well with the savoury and tender BBQ ribs or any other BBQ delicacy.
3. Grilled salmon fillet with a Mexican twist
If your dad is also a lover of seafood and you want to add a bit of variety to your Father’s Day BBQ feast, perhaps some grilled salmon would be the best way to go. The trick to achieving the perfect cooking on the salmon is to season well and ensure you don’t leave the fillets on the grill for too long.
A Mexican spice rub works wonders for salmon, so slather the fillets with a Mexican seasoning spice rub, wrap the salmon in foil, and grill to perfection, allowing the juices to seep out until the fillet’s exterior is smokey and slightly charred.
4. Grilled shrimp skewers
Keep the grilled seafood going with some shrimp skewers. Season some shrimp using an all-purpose seasoning, string them onto skewers, and cook to perfection on the grill, giving them a flavour-enhancing, delicately charred exterior.
The inherent sweetness of the shrimp will come through and the smoky flavour of the grill will give the skewers additional depth. The shrimp skewers can be served with various dipping sauces and sides, like citrusy lemon wedges, rich garlic butter, or tangy cocktail sauce.
5. Slow-cooked pulled pork burger
A flavour-packed treat, a slow-cooked pulled pork burger blends tender and succulent pulled pork with a variety of complementary flavours derived from different seasonings and spice rubs. The main attraction, the pulled pork, should be cooked gently for a long time so it can easily be pulled apart.
Once your pulled pork is ready, grill some beef patties and get your usual burger fixings, like the buns, lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup, and other condiments, ready so that you can combine it all together with the pulled pork to serve your dad a filling meal.
Get inspired by these Father’s Day BBQ recipes to celebrate your dad
Treat your dad to a delicious BBQ feast this Father’s Day that will make his taste buds sing. These recipes are sure to whet your dad’s appetite and, from juicy ribs to smoky pulled pork and flavorful grilled shrimp, there’s something for every dad!
Don’t forget to complete the occasion with some delectable sides and cool drinks. Be careful preparing the grill and make sure you have all your trusty grilling accessories and supplies to create a memorable dining experience for your dad on Father’s Day!
Most importantly, have fun, take the time to appreciate your dad, and feast!
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and father figures out there!