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Favourite food for entertaining outside other than BBQ

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RockingMyFiftiesNot Fri 19-Jun-20 22:25:05

If we eat outside with friends, it's either BBQ or whatever we would eat inside just served outside. Discussion with a group of friends suggested that there was food you served outside and food you served inside. Really? I didn't know that was a thing.
So 2 questions:
1) other than BBQ is there such a thing as 'outside food'?
2) regardless of the answer to 1 - what are your favourite 'outside foods' other than BBQ ?

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BigusBumus Fri 19-Jun-20 22:32:46

A massive paella which can be done on top of a gas bbq (or even a charcoal one I guess). You do need a huge wide paella pan though.

RockingMyFiftiesNot Fri 19-Jun-20 23:02:19

Thank you @BigusBumus . I do have a paella pan and have served it outside but have cooked it inside in the hob. Do you think it makes a difference?

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Ricekrispie22 Sat 20-Jun-20 07:36:44

I normally do some sort of tear and share bread and an assortment of salads but a tear and share might not be ideal right now!

I’ve done this Mediterranean salad


Fish tacos

Carriemac Sat 20-Jun-20 07:39:13

Rachel Alen’s west cork paella

Xiaoxiong Sat 20-Jun-20 07:45:06

A whole leg of lamb cooked low in the oven for hours
Greek salad
Chili sauce


Prawns sautéed in butter, lemon and garlic
Grand aioli


A roast chicken
Cherry tomatoes
Cucumber salad

Hmm it seems if I add garlic mayo to anything and eat it with my hands, it becomes outside food!!

RockingMyFiftiesNot Sat 20-Jun-20 10:08:33

Thank you - really lovely suggestions

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Carrotcakeforbreakfast Sun 21-Jun-20 17:46:02

My parents came round for lunch in the garden Friday.
While it wasnt fancy I did sandwiches and boxed theirs up, left them on their table before they got here.

Did their faves. Dad really sharp cheddar and red onion. Mum- roast beef, mustard and rocket
Made some sausage rolls too.
Bought since nice crisps olives etc.
And washed it all down with prosecco

It was amazing.

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