The official start of spring is right around the corner which means BBQ season is once again upon us! If you’re feeling a bit rusty when it comes to hosting a BBQ after so many months indoors, fear not – BBQ Brian is here to help!Using his three flawless BBQ tips and our classic tomato and vinegar-based BBQ sauce, Rock’n Red, your first BBQ of the season will be the talk of the neighbourhood!
Step 1: Invite Your Friends And Family
It’s not a spring BBQ if you don’t have great company to enjoy it with! Make sure your friends and family will be able to attend. Plus your BBQ skills deserve an audience.
Step 2: Plan The Food For Your Spring Barbeque
Start off simple and delicious, it means less work for you but your guests will still be impressed and wanting seconds. BBQ Brian suggests grilling chicken wings with our Rock’n Red BBQ Sauce. This tomato and vinegar-based BBQ sauce has a classic BBQ taste and the mild flavour has hints of smoke and pepper. It’s sure to be a hit with all of your guests!
Now that the meat is figured out, it’s time to think about the sides. You’ll need to pair the chicken with an assortment of spring veggies. BBQ Brian loves asparagus, mushrooms, red peppers, and zucchini. Slice ‘em up, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper (or better yet, our House Rub), and toss them into a grill pan over medium heat. Cook ‘em until they’re tender and have some nice colour. Delicious!
Step 3: Make A Playlist
Every great BBQ needs a great playlist. Background music helps set the mood of your BBQ and abolishes any awkward silence when there are lulls in the conversation.
It only seemed natural to pair our Rock’n Red BBQ sauce with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their smooth sound, like our vinegar based sauce, is mild with hints of smoke and jolts of peppery flavour. BBQ Brian kept this criterion in mind as he chose an eclectic mix of songs to fill out the rest of the playlist.
The Spring Barbeque Playlist
- By the Way – Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Lightning – Glorious Sons
- Woman Woman – Awolnation
- Believe – The Bravery
- Pen to Paper – Modern Space
- Ditmas – Mumford & Sons
- Saturday Night – Yukon Blonde
- Genghis Khan – Miike Snow
- Amerika – Wintersleep
- Otherside – Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Hot Tonight – Tokyo Police Club
- Could Have Been Me – The Struts
- Ophelia – The Lumineers
- Monkey Tree – Mother Mother
- Shine a Light – Banners
- Dashboard – Modest Mouse
- Soul to Squeeze – Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Gold on the Ceiling – Black Keys
- Tongues – Dear Rouge
- Molotov Girls – The Zolas
- Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
- Spirits – Strumbellas
- Thank God for Girls – Weezer
- I Wanna get Better – Bleachers
- Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers
And now you’re ready to have the best spring BBQ ever. Enjoy!