You might think that all the difference in a BBQ party is whether you use gas or charcoal. But the wide world of BBQ fascinations offers more than a few pieces of meat over fire. We explored BBQ catering across 5 different cuisines. Have you ever wondered what a real German or Turkish BBQ looks like? Here are the answers.
You ask a German about what a traditional BBQ for him is and he will be telling you stories about sausages – no surprise. But not every sausages is the same. There are Weißwurst, Bratwurst and the local favourite (depending on the area in Germany). But you don’t need to go all the way to Germany to get good BBQ catering – get it here. Along comes traditionally a big pot of potato salad, a basket of bread and sauces. Germans are so easy to satisfy (sometimes).
What counts for the Germans, holds for the Turkish as well – not every Kebab is like the other. When asking for a proper Turkish BBQ catering, you can expect a multitude of flavours that come along with the meats. Next to different dips and breads, you will also be feasting on marinated olives and greens.
Kebab Baghdadi, for example, is spiced minced beef with onion, breadcrumbs, parsley and bell peppers. Popular are also shrimps marinated in olive oil with garlic, paprika, chilli flakes, fresh parsley and lime. Local chef Mohammed Imran is a master in preparing a Ottoman-style BBQ.
At first glance it may look like a German BBQ catering, but a German will never decorate his sausage. Another huge difference is that the Hawaiian BBQ style features rice – which the German one obviously don’t. A popular piece is roasted Kalua pig. When preparing a traditional Hawaiian BBQ, local chef Jason Vito would also serve grilled Huli Huli chicken and grilled Mahi Mahi with mango salsa.
Italian food is not just pizza, pasta and pesto – there is plenty of more to discover. The Italian cuisine is perhaps not primarily known for BBQ, but if it’s BBQ time, then you will experience the same richness in flavour that you are used to from your favourite Italian food. BBQ catering Italian style may include slow-cooked Italian porchetta with wild fennel and cajun BBQ chicken leg on ciabatta – recommended by chef Federico Pinzi.
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Again, the Indian cuisine isn’t known for BBQs either. However, that doesn’t stop local chef Devagi Sanmugam from creating delicious Goanese style coconut prawns as well as banana leaf BBQ stingray Kerala style. Indian BBQ catering is of course served with rice variations and chapati. It’s a true fest for any lover of the Indian cuisine.