June 25, 2022 - 5 min read
What makes a banging Father’s Day barbie? Perfectly grilled meat. Chilled bevvies. A relaxed vibe and feel-good tunes; perhaps some fun lawn games to play while waiting on the food. Plus a sworn oath to avoid those twin barbecue sins (running out of ice or gas!). Whether you crown dear old Dad master of ceremonies – or give him a break and take over the tongs yourself – we’ve scoped all the essential ingredients, best gift and recipe ideas, and barbecue and outdoor cooking appliances to make him the envy of the block this Father’s Day.
Swap “been there, done that” beef burgers for some jazzier options. What about lamb and beetroot patties, grilled gourmet pizzas (a hot barbecue trend, we hear), or melt-in-your-mouth brisket? Pull out the stops and get saucy with marinades and ribs. Whatever you decide, the perfect Father’s Day barbecue algorithm is three meat choices. Or fish for compliments by swapping one of the meats for a platter of seared spicy tuna or salmon steaks.
Dad will go nuts for this aromatic pork-belly dish that’s slow-braised on the Weber Family Q natural gas barbecue in a sweet and savoury liquid, then grilled at the end for caramelisation and depth of flavour. Be sure to save that braising liquid. It’s incredible when reduced to a thick serving sauce to finish the dish.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Serves: 4 people
Keep the party from running dry by whipping up a big batch of a dad-approved cocktail, such as an Old Fashioned or a Bloody Mary in your blender, stock the fridge with his favourite ale, and lean on your Sodastream for a refreshing virgin brew like a mock mojito to break up the booze.
Nothing kills a barbecue buzz faster than running out of ice and having to throw back tepid wine or beer. No chance of that with these trusty chillers:
With a dual-hinged door and mighty 190L capacity, the Solt Outdoor Beverage Centre can store all your soft drinks and mixers on one side and your tipples on the other, for a one-stop yard bar.
Is Dad fond of a good drop? The Hisense 30 Bottle Wine Cellar has a stylish black finish and will keep all his favourite bottles chilled and ready to imbibe.
Keep that ice coming all afternoon with the Westinghouse 145L Chest Freezer. The hovering door design lets you scoop from your stash without propping up the lid.
Put a smile on dad’s dial by making a playlist of old ‘Dad car jams’ from when you were kids. Unleash them on your portable Bluetooth speakers (use voice control to change tracks without interrupting tong-duty). Or if Dad’s a sports hound, set up a portable projector or outdoor TV on your patio and let him watch the game while you eat “just this once”!
Clean up your act by taking good care of your barbecue afterwards (you’ll be glad next time you use it). Invest in a good weatherproof cover, such as the Weber Premium Full Length Cover, and stockpile barbecue cleaning essentials, such as grill brushes, tough wipes and exterior sprays.
Ignore him when he says “I don’t need anything” and gift him a token of your love (no dodgy aprons please!).
Get Dad home safely with the Navman Micam GPS and Dashcam. It offers lane guidance at tricky intersections, live traffic updates and a dash camera to read incoming messages (and keep his hands on the wheel!).
The heated Homedics Dual Shiatsu Pro Massage Cushion will soothe away his pesky aches and pains, and pinpoint specific spots for ultimate relief.
You’ll find everything you need to treat Dad to an unbeatable barbecue this Father’s Day at The Good Guys. Visit us in-store or online to explore a huge range of barbecue and outdoor cooking appliances. And check out our other Father’s Day gift guides for more expert picks.