Greek BBQ: The Happy Olive Greek Grub
By throwing a Greek BBQ party you can transport your guests to the Mediterranean Sea. Sun, great food and fun right in your own backyard.
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Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe the key to a fantastic cookout or barbecue is to have food choices that go well together and flavors that compliment each other. And what better way to ensure your cookout is a success than to use well-known, time-tested flavor profiles.
For our purposes, a “flavor profile” is the immediately identifiable combination of flavors that define a specific cuisine. It is how different regional ingredients are put together to create a unique and memorable dining experience.
For example, the idea of “Mexican food” conjures different food images and produces the anticipation of different flavors than if I say “Asian food” or “Cajun food”.
Ideally, creating the perfect cookout menu should be as simple as possible. To simplify the process, we create fictitious restaurants with flavor profiles famous the world over. As a result, each restaurant has a collection of recipes and food choices that makes creating the perfect cookout menu a snap.
Just put together a menu from the same flavor profile “restaurant”, and you are sure to have a memorable cookout or backyard BBQ that keeps your friends and family talking for weeks to come.
Are you ready to throw a Greek BBQ party? Simply head to The Happy Olive Greek Grub flavor profile. There you will find a collection of recipes chosen to transport you to the Mediterranean Sea through food.
Flavor Profile: Oregano, lemon, olives, rosemary, thyme, olive oil, garlic, feta cheese, tomatoes, red onions, artichoke hearts, parsley and mint.
Inspiration: Greek food exemplifies fresh, flavorful ingredients from the Mediterranean. There are influences from many different countries due to the location that combine into simple foods with fresh ingredients.
Think sitting on a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean sea as fresh salads and grilled beef, pork and chicken dishes seasoned with spices and herbs abundant from the region come to your table.
My Take: Grilled beef, pork and chicken seasoned with spice mixes and served with yogurt based dipping sauces as well as fresh salads with plenty of herbs, tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese.
Maybe you need some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing for your Greek BBQ party.
To get the creative juices flowing, let’s check out some Greek grilling, London street food style.
Here is a lot of meat cooking on a Greek spit BBQ rotisserie.
And finally, nothing puts you in the mood for some Greek food like dancing. And by “dancing”, I mean Zorba the Greek dancing.
OK, now that you are inspired, let’s talk about creating a praise worthy Greek BBQ menu.
We all have our favorite cuts of meat, pork and chicken. And we believe everyone should be free to pick their favorites when throwing a backyard cookout for friends and family. Therefore, we provide cooking instructions for a wide variety of meats… perfect for the grill. (*Indoor cooking instructions also provided*)
|Beef: Rib Eye Steak, N.Y. Strip Steak, Hanger Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Flank Steak & Skirt Steak||Pork: Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops & Pork Ribs (Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs)||Chicken: Chicken Breast & Chicken Pieces (Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks)|
When you take your favorite cuts of beef, pork and chicken and add the flavors associated with Greek food… get ready for one delicious Greek BBQ experience.
Let's take a peek at just ONE Greek inspired menu you can put together using Lou M. Penn’s Recipes and The Happy Olive Greek Grub flavor profile.
The main event...
Gyro Spiced Grilled Hanger Steak
Greek Seasoned Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Greek Marinated Chicken Breasts
And on the side, your choice of…
Greek Pasta Salad, Greek Herbed Potato Salad and Greek Tomato & Artichoke Salad
Remember, by using the recipes found in The Happy Olive Greek Grub flavor profile, you can create this Greek BBQ menu AND MANY MANY MORE.
Greek BBQ Recipes
Included in The Happy Olive Greek Grub flavor profile you get all the recipes you need to create the perfect Greek BBQ party…
- 4 Greek inspired spice mix recipes
- 3 Greek inspired flavored butters
- 4 Greek inspired brine and marinade recipes
- 3 Greek inspired condiment recipes
- 8 Greek inspired side dish recipes
Variety is the spice of life...
Varying the cuts of beef, pork and chicken and changing the combination of spice mixes, marinades, sauces and sides, you can create an endless amount of Greek BBQ menus that will keep your friends and family satisfied.
Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe planning and preparation go a long way to throwing a backyard cookout that is both delicious and seemingly effortless to prepare.
This is why we have developed a step-by-step plan that leaves nothing to chance. To clarify, go through this slideshow to see how to plan the perfect Greek BBQ party.
We give you everything you need to plan your party, plan your menu and finalize your cookout plan. As a result, your backyard cookout is both crowd-pleasing and comes off without a hitch.
Just follow the step-by-step plan for a Greek BBQ:
- Choose The Happy Olive Greek Grub Hut flavor profile
- Print and fill in the Cookout Party Planner
- Go over Sample Menus to get inspired
- Check out the recipes & print and fill in Menu Planners
- Use the Blank Recipe Template to add any family favorites with the same flavor profile
- Print and fill in the Menu Brainstormer with all the recipes you’ll need
- Create your Recipe Binder to put the recipes at your fingertips
- Print and fill in the Grocery List
- Print and fill in the Cookout Schedule so you know what to do and when to do it
- ENJOY your cookout and impress your friends and family