What better way to leverage on our almost all-year round summer weather than with an outdoor (or indoor) fun-filled barbecue session? Give your Weber grill some tender loving care with our cleaning tools and let the grilling begin!
Here are 8 recipes to satisfy hungry tummies at your next grilling party—plus, they're kid-friendly too. Whether it's an easy dish to prepare or a more labor-intensive one, there's always room for your kids to help out, making the experience a memorable one for them.
Perfect For: The kid who has a bottomless pit for a stomach
Our Warm Dates Stuffed With Blue Cheese and Pecans are packed with nutrients and can be rather filling, especially when stuffed with blue cheese—get the kids to help with the stuffing to make the process quicker than it already is. But throwing them on the grill—they’ll only need 1 minute of direct medium heat—is what makes all the difference because it turns regular dates into desserts, much like a warm sticky fudge.
Recommended Accessories: For those who can’t be bothered to wash up after prepping a meal, here’s where our Bamboo Skewers come in handy. With our bamboo skewers, it helps minimize the amount of time spent during clean-up, allowing you to be present during the party.
2. Grilled Fruit And Marshmallows With Chocolate Sauce
Rather than serving a slice of cake after meal, why not switch it up and let them enjoy a healthier, fibre-rich dessert—one with fruits. Our Grilled Fruit And Marshmallows With Chocolate Sauce recipe is simple enough to whip up and your kid can do the honors of helping you wash and dry the fruits.
Recommended Accessories: Yes, you might be thinking, “What use does our Deluxe Poultry Roaster have when prepping grilled fruit with marshmallows?”, but here’s where the magic lies. Place the chopped chocolate in the poultry roaster cup and watch it melt into a flowing river of decadent creaminess.
Our Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Shrimp Poppers require only 20-25 minutes from start to finish (including prep time) and are bound to satisfy and fill up any kid with a small appetite. Get the kids to chip in by threading the shrimp poppers into the cocktail toothpicks so you’ll be ready for the next step: grilling.
Recommended Accessories: Give your grill a thorough cleaning session with our Gas Grill Maintenance Kit after your weekend of grilling. Not only is it quick and easy, it’ll help loosen any type of greasy build-up inside the grill and soon it’s ready for the next grilling session.
Perfect For: The kid who is hankering for some chicken wings
Grilled chicken wings are arguably a staple at every grilling party and our Chinese Chicken Wings dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Prepared with a lovely mix of 5-spice powders and a myriad of other spices, these chicken wings make the perfect chicken dish and will be snapped up in an instant!
Recommended Accessories: To further elevate this dish, figuratively and literally, make use of our Weber Roasting Shields and Weber Roasting Rack. This provides an extra barrier and elevates your chicken wings about a half inch above the cooking grates, minimizing flare ups and ensuring that your chicken wings come up tender, moist and succulent.
When a kid appears hesitant with your cooking, it can be disheartening. A classic, foolproof dish would be our Tube Steaks with Pickled Onions where the kids can help out in “decorating” the dish with condiments and stuffing the “dogs” in the bun.
Recommended Accessories: Designed specifically for seamless transferring of smaller cuts of meat to plate, you can easily monitor your sausages when using our Deluxe Grilling Basket. It is also designed to fit all Weber charcoal, gas and electric grills, so it makes a complementary accessory and amazing addition to your existing Weber grill.
Perfect For: The kid who actually likes vegetables
Our Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Potatoes make for a fun meal to dish up and they’re party-appropriate too, considering how they only require a grill time of 16-18 minutes. Get the children to be in charge of scooping the potato out to create shells while you cook the spinach and leek. Might surprise you when your kids (even those who don't particularly enjoy vegetables) start asking for a second helping.
Recommended Accessories: Be sure to wear our Barbecue Mittswhen placing and removing the potatoes from the microwave oven. Our mitts come with a heat-resistant liner and they’re made of 100% cotton, so you can say goodbye to accidental burns. As for cleaning, all you need is a damp cloth.
Perfect For: The kid who’s under the weather or teething
For the kids who are not feeling their best, try our nutritious, hearty Seafood Zuppa. Made with a host of wholesome ingredients, it’s also a wonderful addition to any dinner party, especially because common broths at parties are mushroom soups. Older kids can help with seasoning this dish when preparing it.
Recommended Accessories: The Deluxe Grilling Panis ideal to infuse meals with the delicious flavors of barbecue smoke. Add the medley of vegetables and lemon into our Deluxe Grilling Pan and grill over direct medium heat for 10 minutes until the ingredients are tender. You’ll wind up with an aromatic broth that’s wonderful to enjoy, whether or not you’re under the weather.
8. Slow-Smoked Spareribs With Sweet-And-Sour Barbecue Sauce
Perfect For: The kid who has sophisticated taste buds
Sure, most kids may not be able to stomach an entire platter of pork spareribs but the beauty of our Slow-Smoked Spareribs With Sweet-And-Sour Barbecue Sauce is that children can try an individual rib, and if they’re up for it, they can have a couple more after. If the kids insist on helping out for this labor-intensive dish, get them to mix the rub ingredients which consists of 9 flavorful ingredients.
Recommended Accessories: While this is a labor-intensive dish with several hours of preparation, you can lessen the clean-up load with the help of our multi-purpose Premium Tongs. With its no-slip-grip and its long length that keeps your hand far from the flame, you can mix the mop ingredients together, turn the ribs and move them to serving plates with ease.