BBQ parties are always a delight. The first sizzle of the meat lets all the people know that the food is getting ready. Those who are too hungry to wait, take a bite from the delicious mezzes and a sip of rakı. A BBQ like this, brings people together to share tasty food, some Yeni Rakı, and of course, great memories. If you've been dreaming of this day too, let's start planning your BBQ party.
You pulled out your BBQ from the storage, and now you're thinking about what to cook for your guests. No worries, we've great recipes for a perfect BBQ party. From main dishes to mezzes, these dishes guarantee happy stomachs.
First things first, it wouldn't be the perfect BBQ without some juicy meat. We wrote down two of our favorite beef and lamb recipes for your party. They're easy, and don't need any marinating before they lay on the grill. Take your pick and start preparing.
Mini Kofte Recipe
These meatballs are prepared in small portions on a skewer, which makes this recipe very practical. Thanks to their size, they become ready in an instant for the hungry guests.
Lule Kebab Recipe
You can never go wrong with a kebab for your BBQ. Make sure you chop and mix all the ingredients well before taking them to the skewers. This way, your kebabs will not fall apart and they'll stay delicious.
Watch this video and follow the steps to make delicious lule kebabs for your guests.
Greek Vegetable Kebabs Recipe
Not everybody has the same eating habits. Our next recipe is a great choice for those who don't prefer to eat meat. Plus, it's a healthy one. Don't be fooled by the name. It may say “kebab" but the recipe is completely vegan.
Once the vegetables are soft and turn them over.
Burnt Aubergine Dip Recipe
This smoked mezze is perfect for any BBQ but especially when you have rakı on the table. We recommend roasting the eggplants first, as it takes some time. Then you can handle the rest of the recipe.
Watch the video below to learn each step to make a burnt aubergine dip.
Haydari is the freshly delicious mezze you need on this table, as it requires no heat or baking of any kind. Plus, it goes perfect with the previous two recipes and brings the table together.
Watch the video to find out how you can make this yogurt-based mezze, which will only take a few minutes.
Bonus: If you have the time to prepare, serve homemade bread to show off your cooking skills and double the BBQ experience. Take your pick from these three delicious bread recipes and surprise your guests.
A BBQ party is not an event where you can sit at the table for the whole time. Everyone will move around a lot and we wouldn't want one person to stay busy with picking new tracks every time. That's why we think an upbeat playlist like this one will suit the mood of such a party and save your time.
Now that you'vesettled on all things about your main dishes, mezzes and music, time to order the spirit that will bring everyone together. You can easily buy Yeni Rakı from selective stores or order from online shops that will deliver to your doorstep. All that is left is, pouring it to glasses and starting the party with a loud "Cheers".
Share, savor, enjoy!
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