Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to show the father figure in your life how much you love and appreciate him. What better way to celebrate than with a sizzling BBQ that will tantalize his taste buds and create lasting memories? We’ve curated some delicious BBQ-friendly recipes that will elevate your Father’s Day celebration to new heights. With the help of your Vitamix blender, you can create mouthwatering dishes that will leave your dad feeling truly cherished.
- Classic Barbecue Ribs: Ribs are a quintessential BBQ dish that is sure to impress your dad. Follow this Chipotle and Coffee Barbecued Short Ribs recipe and marinate the ribs overnight with a flavourful blend of coffee, spices and herbs for a wonderfully tasty dish. Our Pomegranate BBQ Glaze is another option that pairs perfectly with ribs, for a sweet and smoky flavour. Use your Vitamix dry grains container to combine your ingredients to season your short ribs for the perfect BBQ. Serve with our Grilled Corn Salad, Pickled Slaw and Jalapeño Cornbread for a complete BBQ feast.
- Skewers: For a lighter option that still packs a punch of flavour, meat, fish or vegetable skewers are a fantastic choice. Create a sweet and spicy sauce using your Vitamix UK blender to achieve a smooth and consistent Apricot-Ancho Barbeque glaze. Alternatively, try this fantastic Miso BBQ Glaze for a flavourful yet simple sauce. Thread the glazed chicken, pork or shrimp pieces (halloumi or vegetables work great too, for a lighter or veggie-friendly option) onto skewers BBQ until they are beautifully charred and juicy and enjoy! Why not serve with a refreshing tzatziki sauce and a side of grilled vegetables for a delicious summer meal?
- Smoky Pulled Pork: Pulled pork is a crowd-pleasing dish that will make your Father’s Day celebration unforgettable. Rub a pork shoulder with a blend of smoky spices, such as paprika, cumin, and brown sugar. Slow-cook the pork until it becomes tender and easily shreds apart. With your Vitamix UK blender, create a delicious homemade Cherry Chipotle BBQ sauce by blending ingredients such as onion, pepper, dried cherries, dates, apple cider vinegar, chilli, salt and tomatoes. This sauce also pairs perfectly with ribs, roasted chicken and salmon. Toss the pulled pork in the sauce and serve on brioche buns with salad and red cabbage coleslaw.
- Grilled Vegetables: Don’t forget to cater to the vegetarian or health-conscious dads in your life. Create a vibrant grilled vegetable platter using a variety of seasonal vegetables like bell peppers, courgettes, aubergine, and mushrooms. Grill the vegetables with our BBQ Date Dry Rub to really elevate your veggies. The recipes uses dates as a natural sweetener as opposed to sugar for a delicious smoky, sweet flavour. Grill them until they are tender and slightly charred. Serve as a side dish or on a bed of mixed greens with a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a delicious main or side.
This Father’s Day, go the extra mile to show your love and appreciation for the father figure in your life. With the help of your trusty Vitamix blender, you can elevate your BBQ game and create a sizzling celebration that will leave a lasting impression. Whatever BBQ recipes you choose, these recipes are sure to make your dad feel special. Fire up the grill, gather your loved ones, and make this Father’s Day an unforgettable occasion filled with love, laughter, and fantastic food!