BBQ Menu Ideas for Hog Roast Parties

Are you planning a BBQ or hog roast party in Merseyside? There’s nothing more mouth-watering than delicately marinaded meat slow-cooked over smoke and fire, stimulating all the senses for the ultimate event food.

Whether selecting a menu for a hog roast BBQ or planning wedding catering, here are some tasty ideas to consider.

Traditional & alternative hog roasts

As well as traditional hog roasts with all the trimmings (think crispy crackling, apple sauces and fresh bread rolls), you can go for something a little different on your menu. If there’s a style of cooking you love, such as Italian or Mexican food, why not ask your caterer to add some of these flavours to your hog roast dishes? For example, a Mexican hog roast feast could start with crunchy nachos, followed by a hog roast with chillies, sour cream, salsa, guacamole and mixed bean salad.

Lamb spit roasts

If you’re not a huge fan of pork, but you still want to wow your guests with the visuals, aromas and flavours of a live spit roast, why not opt for lamb instead? Lamb roasts are highly versatile, enhancing the distinct flavours with spice rubs and marinades to bring out the natural sweetness of the meat. One idea is to choose a garlic and rosemary seasoned lamb, served with fresh mint and yoghurt dressing.

BBQ chicken rotisseries

Everyone loves a fiery BBQ chicken, and one of the best ways to ensure uniform, succulent textures and flavours is to have a rotisserie. With this method, your BBQ caterer will use a special rotisserie machine to slow-cook and rotate the meat over heat while it bastes in its juices. This allows the chicken to be barbecued to perfection, giving melt-in-the-mouth results. You could even give your BBQ chicken an extra fiery kick with Tuscan spices or a peri peri marinade.

Gourmet burgers & sausages

We know it can be uninspiring the see the same BBQ food year after year, so if you’re organising a special celebration or event, consider ways you can up the ante with a few gourmet offerings. Think butcher’s prime beef burgers, South African boerewors, soy and honey salmon with fresh red chilli or chimichurri steaks. Forget grisly burgers and lukewarm hot dogs…say hello to the ultimate BBQ feast!

Next-level sides & salads

Whatever your preferred BBQ food, you can take it to the next level at your hog roast party with the perfect combination of sides and salads to complement your meat dishes. Add some zesty homemade coleslaw, roast potatoes cooked in the meat juices and vibrant salads full of seasonal leaves and vegetables. This is also a great way to add colour to your dish presentations and make your BBQ feast look even more appetising.

Plan your Merseyside BBQ menu now

Are you looking for a 5-star BBQ catering company? Chat with The Gourmet Hog Roast Company Merseyside. We work throughout the locality, including Bootle, Kirkby and beyond.

To get in touch, call now on 0151 909 3005 or email us at

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