You must have noticed once in a while that when you are at the beach, eating is so pleasurable that even those foods you normally eat at home are a lot more delectable when eaten by the beach side? The relaxing ambiance of the beach and the wonderful scent of the ocean surely have an appetizing appeal. Because of this, you do not have much to worry about serving the most expensive and extravagant kinds of food that would satisfy your guests.
But of course, you would still want to serve foods that are scrumptious and delightful so that they would have a grand time during your special day. To help you, here are some lip-smacking ideas to consider for your beach wedding reception.
Grilled seafood and barbecues are the staple food at the beach. You can choose among a wide variety of seafood such as crabs, fish, shrimps, lobsters, squids, and so on. Just remember that there are many ways to cook these delectable items other than grilling. If you want something a little exotic and if most of your guests are on the daring side, you can include seaweeds, shells, oysters, and other edible sea creatures.
Now, since seafood is not loved by everyone, you can include safe choices like barbecues, grilled burgers, grilled sausages, and grilled hotdogs. Aside from the main courses, you also have to think of the appetizers and the desserts. Sushi, a popular Japanese dish, would be a nice addition to your set of beach meals. It would even be superb if you can have a sushi chef for people to see the sushi being made.
For the desserts, have tropical fruits arranged in wicker baskets, lined up along the buffet table. The color and variety of the fruits can also be a nice way to decorate the table. Popsicles, smoothies, or sorbet cones are also ideal for dessert and beverages.
Other terrific suggestions for beach meals include:
- Tuna, cheese and onion wrapped in pita bread
- Shanghai rolls with a sweet chili dip
- Vegetables grilled in skewers
- Roasted tomatoes and garlic aioli
- Tapas like squid calamari or shrimp tempura
- Smoked bacon with curried honey
- Roasted chicken
- Shrimp mango salad
- Shrimps with tomato or mango salsa
- Nachos with beef, cheese, tomato salsa, garlic sauce and white onions
- Cheesy garlic mushrooms
- Fruit cocktails or fruit salad
- Tropic fruits on skewers
Serving Food Beach-Style
The way you serve the food will also play a role in completing the beach meals. You can have the caterer serve food in bamboo or basket types of serving trays instead of the usual food warmers. If you want to take it a notch higher, instead of having guests eat on plates, they can eat on banana leaves. Do not forget to incorporate the beach theme in the napkins, tablecloths, table centerpieces and cups.
All these foods are so delicious that it makes you want to start eating them right away. Your guests would surely have a splendid time during your beach reception with all these delectable food feasts you intend to prepare for them.