Cheat your way to a perfect barbecue!

There is a lot of effort that goes into what some might call a “simple” barbecue. You have to plan, shop, prep, cook, and clean up, and in these roasting summer months in Mallorca, perhaps it’s not so appealing… But if you are determined to do it all then here are our hints and tips to ensure barbecue perfection. At Delicioso we have prepared hundreds of barbecues for thousands of guests at weddings, villa catering and private parties in Mallorca over the years, so we think we have earned the right to call ourselves barbecue experts so we are happy to share our knowledge with you.


Get everything ready before cooking

Brush your grill with olive oil to prevent food sticking

Make sure the meat is at room temperature before cooking – you can take it out of the fridge an hour before

Let the meat rest for about 5 minutes before cutting into it; it keeps the juices in

For extra flavour, baste meat with the leftover marinade while it’s on the grill

Throw wood chips onto the coals for smokiness

Have a bin easily accessible

Make sure you have some cold drinks nearby!


Keep the juices in the meat – don’t prod and poke it too much whilst cooking

Time is important! Don’t rush cooking the meat – the longer it cooks for the better it will taste

Do not cut the meat open to see if it is cooked – it will dry out

Make sure you keep cooked food and raw food completely separate!

Keep children and animals protected – don’t let them too close to the barbecue

Don’t skewer meats together that cook at different paces

Don’t press down on a burger whilst it is cooking on the grill

If you’d like to try one of our recipes then throw this together and try it out.


  • Good quality twice ground beef mince
  • Very finely diced onion
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Generous pinch of sea salt
  • Egg yolk to bind

MIx it all with love, chill, divide and shape into patties and chill again until the BBQ is ready to go.

Another option is to marinade your meat or veggies with a combination of these:

Soy sauce: adds that bit of salt and brings out tons of flavour.

Lemon juice: adds acidity to tenderise the meat.

Olive oil: helps seal in juiciness.

Worcestershire sauce: one of the best umami flavours for beef.

Minced garlic: use fresh garlic for the best taste.

Italian seasoning: a go-to combination of outstanding herbs.

Salt & Pepper: Sea salt flakes and freshly ground pepper are a must.

We all love hosting barbecues, but if you don’t have the energy to organise one from scratch at the moment, and let’s face it, the idea of shopping and preparing everything in these temperatures is not very appealing then why not try out our amazing value Barbecue Boxes.  Prices start from only 30€ per person and you really can’t go wrong with our options! They are all freshly prepared and ready for you to unpack, sling on the grill and serve. Each box serves six people with a generous portion.

You can pass it all off as your own if you like, we don’t mind you taking the credit!

Classic Barbecue Box €180

Delicioso Homemade Beef Burger with Brioche Buns

Tandoori & Yoghurt Marinated Chicken Breast Kebabs

Boneless Pork Loin Steaks with a Cajun Rub


Mixed Leaf & Herb Salad

Traditional Coleslaw Salad

Pesto Pasta, Roasted Tomato & Pine Nuts

Premium Barbecue Box €240

Breast of Chicken Marinated in Lemongrass & Thai Spices

Boneless Leg of Mallorquin Lamb Marinated in Fresh Herbs

Chimichurri Dusted Tiger Prawn & Pepper Skewers


Caesar Salad, Herb Croutons & Parmesan Shavings

Roasted Pepper, Pasta, Courgette & Mushroom Salad

Summer Quinoa Tabbouleh with Fresh Herbs

Deluxe Barbecue Box €280

Galician Rib Eye Steak with Fresh Thyme

Chicken Kebabs Marinated in Cachaça, Chilli & Fresh Mint

Tuna Loin Steaks rubbed with Black Pepper & Olive Oil


Green Salad with Cucumber, Celery & Apple

Moroccan Roasted Vegetable & Couscous

Greek Salad, Peppers, Onion, Tomato, Feta & Kalamata Olives

And the veggies aren’t left out either,

Vegetarian/Vegan Barbecue Box €200

Vegan Burger with Brioche Buns

Chickpea Falafel Patties

Cajun Spiced Vegetable & Tofu Skewers


Mixed Leaf & Herb Salad

Traditional Coleslaw Salad

Butternut Squash, Broccoli & Black Rice

You can see all of our options for villa delivery in Mallorca here