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When the sun comes out, so does the BBQ. Nothing says British summer time quite like a BBQ, so we’re here to share our favourite HelloFresh BBQ food ideas to give you some inspiration 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 in order to have a BBQ to remember, as summer BBQs in the garden often provide the best memories for both you and your family. We have created the ultimate BBQ checklist to make sure you’re ready to host as soon as the sun starts to shine! Check out our top tips down below.
BBQ Shopping List
Need a fool-proof shopping list for your next BBQ? We have you covered. Here are some of our must-haves for your next garden soiree:

  • Chicken breast & thighs
  • Sausages
  • Beef burgers
  • Halloumi
  • Mushrooms
  • Salad
  • Bread buns
  • Potatoes
  • Sauces & dips
  • Corn on the cob
  • Sodas & drinks

    This is just our list, however, feel free to change it depending on your dietary requirements and preferences. If that list looks to overwhelming, get inspiration on what you need from one of our HelloFresh BBQ recipes, like this BBQ jerk style chicken breast and sausages. If you want to take all of the stress out of your next BBQ, however, why not try a HelloFresh Box? Completely customisable, you choose the meals you want each week, 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 Mississippi rubbed chicken thighs and BBQ sausages in a bun? Or you could even bring Turkish flavours to the UK with our tasty BBQ lamb shawarma koftas and spiced chicken recipe. Mangal, the traditional Turkish cooking style, is known for its tasty aromatic dishes like chicken shish kebabs and veggie options, too! 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, it’s important not to forget about 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 salads, beans, chips and rice. Why not try making our super delicious BBQ chicken and black bean loaded wedges while you’re at it? This is the ultimate side that people will definitely be asking you for the recipe.

Alongside your sides, you need to have a good selection of deserts, too, especially if you have a lot of hungry stomachs to feed! Our chilled chocolate cheesecake is rich, creamy and guaranteed to impress your guests who have a little bit more of a sweet tooth!

BBQ Safety

We recommend following Fire and Rescue Service guidance when it comes to BBQ safety. They advise to never leave the BBQ unattended, and ensure the BBQ is on a flat site, well away from sheds, 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 to respect bans during droughts and always BBQ responsibly so that everyone can safely enjoy dining al fresco.

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