Condiments are substances applied to food to improve or enhance flavor.
They usually come in the form of powders, spreads and sauces. A
condiment is typically squirted, sprinkled or smeared, with
commercially prepared condiment products often packaged in plastic or
glass containers. Some are served as single-serving packets too as what
is common in cafeterias and airlines. Of course, BBQ parties and
cookouts are never complete without a steady supply of condiments.
Some of the more common condiments include ketchup, mayo, pickles,
mustard, wasabi, vinegars, salad dressings and salt. Barbecue and hot
sauces are other popular condiment choices used to complement or add
flavor to dishes. Since people have different preferences when it comes
to seasoning their meats, having an assortment of condiment products on
hand when hosting a barbecue is always best.
Condiments and Smashing BBQ Parties
Nothing spoils a barbecue quicker than a shortage of condiments.
Whether it's ketchup, hot sauce, mustard, relish or BBQ sauce, finding
yourself running low on any of these items can spell disaster for a
party. You see, a condiment gives food that added kick to keep people
coming back for more. Further, half the fun of eating is being able to
adjust the taste of the food to suit each individual's particular taste
buds so without condiments, people will have a tough time managing this.
Holding a hit barbecue event isn't easy. But if you keep your shelves
well-stocked in the condiment department, you're halfway there. Here
are other tips to ensure your next BBQ is a smashing success.
Get out that old BBQ grill that's been collecting dust in the garage.
Fix the patio and wash all the utensils you'll be using before you
Prepare the outdoor cooking recipes in advance. Visit the market and buy the freshest meats needed.
When it comes to cooking a whole chicken on the grill, stuff it with
a half-filled beer can. The beer aroma will stick to the chicken and
give it a great beer-y taste. If others don't appreciate it, have them
slather up some condiments on the chicken.
When cooking burgers, put holes in the center so they'll cook
thoroughly. The holes will close up once they're grilled so don't worry
Shop around for great condiment and sauce products. Make sure to
check out InsaneChicken.com. It's got an online catalog of the best
condiments, hot sauces, salsas, rubs and marinades in town.
What's A Barbecue Party Without Some Condiments? By Chris McCarthy
Chris McCarthy is the owner of InsaneChicken's Hot Sauce Catalog. InsaneChicken.com also has a large selection of BBQ Sauce and BBQ Rubs.