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BBQ party vegetable

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You are able to learn an idea to create an assembly celery shelves from this article. I named it the celery BBQ stand. After that, we can place the colorful Julienne cut vegetables on the celery BBQ stand with some dipping sauce under it. This is a fantastic idea for party food.

YOU WILL NEED

3 how to, BBQ party vegetable, you will need

  1. A chef knife
  2. A chopping board
  3. A paring knife
  4. Four celery stalks
  5. Two bamboo sticksĀ 
  6. Some cucumber
  7. Some Carrot
  8. A tomato
  9. Some dipping sauce
  10. Optional: a small sauce bowl (in picture-26)
  11. Optional: some ice cubes (in picture-30)

Practice

More and more people like to have healthy food for a party. This article is going to show you how to make an interesting salad platter for your party. Once you have done it, you are able to serve lots of different colourful Julienne cut vegetables on a BBQ stand which is made out of celery. There is a similar idea, please see the article Food art with tomato.

1. Making celery BBQ stand

1-1 Prepare four poles for the BBQ stand

Find four celery stalks with similar lengths and shapes.

BBQ party vegetable, prepare four poles step 1

Trim one celery stalk from the bottom 12 to 15 cm long. Then trim both sides of the celery piece to have the same width.

BBQ party vegetable, prepare four poles step 2

Trim the end of celery off, and keep the section pole with about 10 to 12 cm left.

BBQ party vegetable, prepare four poles step 3

Process the same steps for the other three celery stalks.

BBQ party vegetable, prepare four poles step 4

When you trim the end of celery bottom off, try to compare the other sections that you have done already. Make sure they are the same height.

BBQ party vegetable, prepare four poles step 5

1-2 Horizontal beam

When you cut one celery stalk bottom off for making the pole of the BBQ stand, you must have the top section with leaves left. Use them here and measure with the plate that you are going to serve on.

BBQ party vegetable, prepare horizontal beam step 1

For instance, I am going to use a plate with 26 cm in width. I will need to keep the celery stalk about 22 to 24 cm long. As such, from the narrow stalk, remove the celery leaves off. Then trim it to the right length to match your plate.

BBQ party vegetable, prepare horizontal beam step 2

Process the same steps to have another horizontal beam. It’s better to find another celery stalk with a similar thickness and shape as the first one you have done.

BBQ party vegetable, prepare horizontal beam step 3

Cut the second one the same length as the first one.

BBQ party vegetable, prepare horizontal beam step 4

It might be hard to find celery stalks with the same thickness and shape. That will be fine, we are going to fix it.

BBQ party vegetable, prepare horizontal beam step 5

Trim both ends of the celery to have about 1.2 – 1.5 cm thickness.

BBQ party vegetable, prepare horizontal beam step 6

Make the thickness of the bottom stalks are the same widths.

BBQ party vegetable, prepare horizontal beam step 7

If the other ends have different thickness, trim them to be the same.

BBQ party vegetable, assemble BBQ stand together step 1

1-3 Assemble BBQ stand together

1-3-1 Create mortise and tenon to stick shelf together

Let us connect the horizontal beam and the poles of BBQ stand together. From the step 1-1, you have created four poles of the BBQ stand. We are going to carve a mortise on the surface of the bottom section. Be aware, to use the thinner end.

Measure the width of the horizontal beam (you have done from 1-2) on the surface of the bottom section pole(you have created from 1-1) to get the idea of what the width you are going to cut. As such, cut a rectangle with 3 cm depth on the pole with a paring knife.

BBQ party vegetable, assemble BBQ stand together step 2

At this point, you can try to connect the horizontal beam and the pole together. If they can’t fit well, trim the width of the mortise on the pole or the width of the horizontal beam(the tenon part), let them match each other. It’s better to let the horizontal beam stick out about 3 cm length at the end.

BBQ party vegetable, assemble BBQ stand together step 3

Keep trimming the horizontal beam (the tenon part) gradually on both sides.

BBQ party vegetable, assemble BBQ stand together step 4

Let them be able to exactly match each other on both sides.

BBQ party vegetable, assemble BBQ stand together step 5
1-3-2 Place a shelf on the plate

Once you assemble the BBQ stand together for one shelf, try to set it on the edge of a plate. You will find that the curve on the edge of the plate, will not let the shelf stand up straight. Therefore, trim one side of the bottom pole to 35 degrees. But keep the other side of the pole unchanged.

BBQ party vegetable, assemble BBQ stand together step 6

If you have trimmed the correct angle on a pole, please do the same way for another one. Then you are able to let one assembly BBQ shelf stand on the plate straight.

BBQ party vegetable, assemble BBQ stand together step 7

Follow the 1-3-1 and 1-3-2 both steps to create another assembly BBQ shelf, also let it stand on the plate straight.

BBQ party vegetable, assemble BBQ stand together step 8
1-3-3 Stabilizing the BBQ shelves

In order to stabilize the BBQ stand, we are able to use two bamboo stick to connect between both shelves. Firstly, measure the width of both sides, and cut these two bamboo sticks to the correct length. Keep the bamboo stick lengths just able to insert celery poles about 0.7 to 1 cm deep on both sides.

BBQ party vegetable, assemble BBQ stand together step 9

Insert one end of the bamboo stick into the inside of the end pole, do the same way to the other endpoint on the opposite side of the pole. Be aware, when you insert the bamboo stick, try to hide it well inside the celery poles. Therefore, you should not see the ends of the bamboo sticks from the front of the celery poles.

BBQ party vegetable, assemble BBQ stand together step 10

The structure of the BBQ shelves is ready to hold lots of vegetables.

BBQ party vegetable, assemble BBQ stand together step 11

2. Making oval-shaped tomato as the fire

Use a paring knife to carve some oval-shapes on a tomato, make one end of the oval with a sharp point. Also, create them with different variations of size.

BBQ party vegetable, making oval-shaped tomato as the fire step

3. Place salad dipping sauce in a bowl (optional)

If you have prepared a dipping sauce that will need be served cold or you are having this salad in hot summer. A great idea is you can place the dipping sauce into a small bowl.

BBQ party vegetable, place salad dipping sauce in a bowl step 1

In order to let the oval-shaped tomato that you have just carved to be able to stand up straight in the dipping sauce. Don’t forget to choose some thick dipping sauce to serve with this salad.

BBQ party vegetable, place salad dipping sauce in a bowl step 2

4. Put them together (optional)

4-1 Place the bowl of dipping sauce

From step 2 and step 3 you have done a firebase with a bowl of dipping sauce and tomato fire, place it under the celery BBQ stand, in the centre of the plate.

BBQ party vegetable, put salad dipping sauce under BBQ stand

4-2 Place the ice around the dipping sauce

Place some ice around the salad dipping sauce, it is able to help the sauce stay cool. Also, it is able to help the Julienne vegetables remain colder for a little bit too.

BBQ party vegetable, place ice around the salad dipping sauce step 1

In fact, put the dipping sauce into a small bowl. On the grounds that if the ice is melting and is turning into water, it won’t make the sauce turn soggy. However, be aware that if you are going to put lots of ice on the plate, you will need to use a plate with taller edges to prevent the liquid coming out of your plate when they melt.

BBQ party vegetable, place ice around the salad dipping sauce step 2

4-3 Place julienne cut vegetables

The best moment is when you place your Julienne cut vegetables on the celery BBQ stand. Try to cut all the vegetables with the same length and thickness. Also, prepare as much different coloured vegetables as you can, it will look fantastic on the celery BBQ stand.

BBQ party vegetable, place julienne cut vegetables

5. Place salad dipping sauce on the plate

If you are not going to serve with ice, you are able to place the salad dipping sauce on the centre of the plate. Place the oval-shaped tomato on the top of the dipping sauce.

BBQ party vegetable, place salad dipping sauce on the plate step 1

If you are concerned the dipping sauce might be hard to see when fully loaded with Julienne vegetables. You are able to create the dipping sauce with a bigger diameter circle under the celery BBQ stand.

BBQ party vegetable, place salad dipping sauce on the plate step 2

In fact, from a different direction, your client is able to see the dipping sauce under the celery BBQ stand. It’s a nice looking food decoration for a party.

BBQ party vegetable, place salad dipping sauce on the plate step 3

Payoff

Another idea for dipping sauce on the bowl is, if you are able to use more small bowls and they are able to fit well under the celery BBQ stand, you can serve different flavours of dipping sauces for this food decoration.

3 how to, BBQ party with salad dipping sauce

Another good benefit of serving dipping sauce in a bowl is that you are able to replace it with other sauce trays easily. Or if it’s run out, you can just take the bowl out from the plate to change for another one.

3 how to, BBQ party vegetable, place salad dipping sauce in a bowl

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