Breaking out the grill for a dinner party – either with friends or family - and enjoying some delicious grilled food is always guaranteed messy fun.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the tastiest foods to prepare and share our top tips to make even the most stubborn food stains disappear with Resolve®.
Getting your grill started
With so much to arrange on the day, a little preparation goes a long way. Here are our top three tips for creating the perfect grilled dinner.
- Think about the added extras
To make sure your feast goes the distance, prepare some cold sides such as potato salad and coleslaw. Don’t forget to provide plenty of bread, and a range of sauces too; ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise will be expected. Just don’t be annoyed when the sauces end up in more places than just burger buns!
- Cater for vegetarians
Before choosing your menu it’s a good idea to ask your guests whether they’re vegetarian and if there are any foods they don’t eat. This will enable you to ensure there’s enough to go round while keeping everyone happy.
- Pre-heat your grill
If you are having friends over, they’ll be expecting to smell heavenly aromas coming from your kitchen. While you won’t necessarily need to have started cooking, it’s a good idea to get your grill started so it can be at the right temperature for when you need it.
Foods to prepare
The key to good grilled food is all in the flavour! You can add something extra to your food by using a simple marinade of oil and herbs or a spice rub.
When it comes to choosing your menu, there are no rules. From fish and meat through to breads, vegetables and even fruits – anything goes. Be careful though as all of these ingredients, as delicious as they may be, can leave stains if they come into contact with your clothes or tablecloth.
To make irresistible kebab skewers combine chopped peppers with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and halloumi cheese. Add diced meat to a selection for the non-veggies.
Spare ribs, burgers, chicken wings and skewers accompanied by some roasted vegetables – the stickier and messier the better! After, treat yourself and your companions to a delicious dessert, such as grilled pineapple or peaches.
Removing stains caused by grilled food
No matter how many napkins you provide and how carefully you and your guests eat, there will always be stains! Whether they’re on clothes or the tablecloths, splodges of ketchup and grease are part and parcel of all good grilled dinners.
To remove stains caused by grease and oil you’ll need to soak your garment and linen in 4L of warm water and 60ml of Resolve® Gold Oxi-Action Gel. Leave the garments to soak for an hour.
For sauce stains like BBQ and ketchup, use Resolve® Gold Oxi-Action Powder to get the job done in no time at all. Mix ¼ scoop of powder with ¾ scoop of warm water, using the underside of the scoop rub the mix onto the stain and leave for 5 minutes. For stubborn clothes stains mix 1 scoop of the powder with 4L warm water and soak your garments for 1 hour. For perfect results add 1 scoop of powder and wash as normal.
As long as you keep your cool and have Resolve® handy to deal with the post dinner stains, your grill is likely to be a brilliant success.