G Texas Custom Catering’s Techniques and Tips for Delicious BBQ Catering
Here in Texas, we know BBQ, and when you’re planning a truly Texan event, there’s no better way to delight guests’ appetite than with some delicious Texas BBQ. Let’s saddle up and dive into what makes a delicious BBQ when it comes to catering options and what to look for. Read our tips for delicious BBQ catering!
Quality Meat is a Must
The foundation of any great BBQ is the quality of the meat. You can’t use just any cut of meat, cook it and call it BBQ. You’re going to end up with a lot of char and non-edible pieces. Your caterer will need to look for pieces that are well-marbled and have a decent amount of fat – that’s where all the flavor is! This will ensure that your meat has the most flavor and stays moist while cooking. When you’re adding this to your catering menu, be sure to order a little extra as well, you always end up with people who will want two or three servings.
Use the Right Seasonings
Seasonings are key to adding depth to your BBQ. Traditional Texas BBQ calls for a dry rub that you apply to the meat before cooking it. Typically you’d combine a base of paprika, garlic, onion, salt pepper, and any other seasoning you’d like, then rub it generously all over the meat. This is when the real magic happens, it will sit for several hours or even overnight to allow those flavors to penetrate deep into the meat. More modern BBQ may call for injecting a marinade into the meat before letting it sit. Either way, the end result should be a delicious piece of meat after it’s done. When you’re choosing a caterer for your BBQ, keep an eye out for the flavoring of the seasoning during your tasting – what you taste is what your guests will taste and you want it to be authentic and mouth-watering.
The Art of Smoking
Let’s get started with how caterers master the art of smoking.
- Start early in the day and let it go all-day
- Go low and slow with the heat
- Regulate the water pan to keep moisture
- Make sure there isn’t too much smoke
- Try not to peek or open the lid too often
By keeping things simple, letting it sit, and not checking on it too often the meat will be a flavorful Texas BBQ ready for your guests to devour!
Don’t Forget the Fixings
A BBQ meal is not complete without a variety of fixings (or sides). A true Texas BBQ will typically have baked beans, coleslaw, and a potato dish. However, any southern-inspired dish makes a perfect pairing with BBQ. Our team at G-Texas has a variety of menu options prepared for our BBQ bar to have guests personalize their BBQ plates that fit their taste buds best.
We are passionate about creating delicious BBQ that is sure to impress your guests. Whether you’re planning a corporate event, an intimate wedding, or a BBQ for friends, our team can help you create a menu that’s tailored just to your needs. Simply bring us the date and we’ll bring the BBQ to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. Contact us today to learn more!