Are you planning a party with a long guest list? Do you want to add something unique to your menu? If the answer is yes, then we have 6 creative ideas for BBQ dishes that are sure to be crowd pleasers. Check them out, and if you are feeling overwhelmed with preparing a huge menu, let us help you out with the best food and delivery services in Jersey Shore catering.

Sweet and Spicy Mango Chicken

When it comes to delicious flavor profiles, anything with a bit of sweet and a touch of spice is sure to please your party guests. Try adding sweet fruity ingredients like mango puree or liquor to your basic homemade BBQ sauce recipe. If you don’t have a basic homemade BBQ sauce recipe, check out this one from the New York Times. Experiment and adjust to taste as needed. For the spice element add cayenne pepper to your marinade, and if you want your chicken to have a lot of kick, add some chili flakes too.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Quesadilla With Strawberries and Bananas

While planning a large party, remember that you can also make your desserts on the barbecue grill. Try incorporating this spin on a popular Mexican dish. It is sure to be a favorite with the kids.

Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Get creative with this old school favorite. Try a soft jalapeño havarti cheese cut into thin slices. The possibilities are endless with this one.

Ciabatta Bread Bruschetta with Mozzarella Topped with a Tomato, Basil, Avocado Salad and Salmon

Step outside the traditional box with a creative spin on this timeless Italian starter dish. Slice your ciabatta bread, lightly apply a mixture of extra virgin olive oil and minced garlic, then grill as usual. Top the ciabatta bread and mozzarella with the salad and salmon, and you have a flavorful variation on traditional bruschetta.

Grilled Fruit, Vegetable and Cheese Tray

Standard trays are a go-to staple of large parties, but why not cook it all on barbecue grill? For cheese, use halloumi cheese as it can be grilled without melting. Also use fruits and vegetables with solid body like eggplant, pears, zucchini, asparagus, apples and bell peppers. This sort of tray will have something for all of your vegan and vegetarian party guests!

Apple Burgers

Adding fruit to hamburger meat is a great way to add some subtle sweetness to your burger patties. Give it a try, and run some peeled apple chunks through your food processor. Add it to your usual hamburger recipe, and adjust the other ingredients for taste and patty structure.

Barbecuing for a large party is a lot of work, but we think you’ll find some innovative ideas to put a unique spin on your party menu with our six creative BBQ dishes. If you’re really in a pinch, you don’t have to do it all on your own. We can help with our BBQ catering NJ services.

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