Planning A Rotisserie Party Successfully

by Nora Seabolt

Traditionally, a rotisserie was used mainly because a lot of people needed to be fed simultaneously.A large roasting spit which could cook a large animal at one go was the perfect solution.The rotisserie is now viewed as the perfect way to socialize with people, despite the fact that it was first used out of necessity.In fact, when the weather is nice, there is no better way to get close to family members, friends and neighbors than to hold a rotisserie party.

Despite the fact that a rotisserie party is essentially a perfect venue for socializing, it still needs to be planned properly if it is to succeed.When it comes to planning the party, you would have to look into every aspect possible including choosing the right outdoor cooking equipment and finding out how long to cook the meat.The following are some tips that you should keep in mind while planning your party.

The first thing you will need to do would be to figure out how many people will be there at the party.You need to do this first because it would allow you to figure out the quantity of meat you will need as well as all the various spices and ingredients to prepare it.Setting aside half a pound of meat for each individual should be fine.You will need a wide variety of things to go with the meat such as the basting liquid, all the various spices and the stuffing that you plan to use in your meat.

The type of meat that you want to roast would also be an important decision.The reason for this is that the type of meat you choose would depend on how many people you would have.For instance, a small to medium scale party can be catered to with chicken, a small turkey or even beef while a large party would require something bigger such as a large turkey, lamb or even suckling pig.

Once you know how much meat you will be roasting, you would also be in a good position to decide upon the size you will need while you go through various roasting spit hire options.Ask questions, talk to sales representatives and even conduct some research before deciding on the right size because a wrong decision can turn out to be quite embarrassing.Apart from making sure that the size of the roasting spit is appropriate for your party, you should also consider other factors such as any return and refund policies or protocols pertaining to picking up and delivering the roasting spit.

If you want to be a good host and allow everyone to enjoy themselves then you would also have to find out the amount of time you will need to roast the meat on the spit roast hired by you.For instance, if it takes two hours for the meat to be ready then you will have to start the work two hours before the time you want the dinner or lunch to begin.

You should also consider turning the party into a potluck party where everyone brings a dish or dessert to contribute to the meat that you will be roasting.The reason for this is simply that making a rotisserie party a potluck would take some pressure off you to manage everyone's food requirements along with adding a certain sense of variety as well.

You should also calculate the amount of coal or wood you will need for the entire cooking period because you do not want to waste time looking for fuel while the meat is not quite cooked.

Extra fuel can be even more useful if you live in a cool region where it can be used to keep the people warm late into the evening.

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