As the summer winds down, there is no better way to savor the remaining days of warm weather by hitting the backyard for a barbecue with friends and neighbors. With a Cajun theme, you can throw together an excellent party that features delicious flavors in every aspect, from the cocktails to the main event of grilled meats. Here are some guidelines to making the perfect Cajun event anywhere in the country:
- Spice up your grill items: The seasonings of Cajun spices pair perfectly with the smoky flame infusion of the grill. Dry rubs are great for steaks and pork chops while marinades are ideal for chicken, shrimp, and veggies. When the meat comes off the grill, try some traditional Louisiana hot sauce, remoulade, or Creole mustard to add even more of a spicy kick.
- Make a signature grill cocktail: When enjoying the warm weather of summer, there is no drink quite as refreshing as a southern-style mint julep. Make this beverage your signature cocktail using the help of Plantation Mint Syrup, which will cool off your guests in the long, lazy evenings of the summer.
- Add Cajun infusion to your sides: Continue the Cajun theme of your barbecue with your side dishes making sides like dirty rice, Cajun coleslaw, or seafood salad. Pre-made mixes can help you throw these dishes together quickly so that you don’t have to spend the whole party in the kitchen.
- Greet your guests with oyster shooters: Seafood is a staple in Cajun cuisine, so make it a highlight of your event by offering oyster shooters to kick off the day. Get the freshest oysters you can find to make these delicious treats.
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