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Jul 21, 2006 05:12 PM

Calling for Menu Suggestions

We have an annual bar b q party each year and I am geting a little tired of the sides that we normally do. The Bar B Q is always traditional South Carolina Smoked Pulled Pork with South Carolina mustard-based sauce. My husband is from Charleston and is on a crusade to bring pork bar b q to Texas.

We normally serve Flay's Grilled Potato, Watercress and Bleu Cheese Salad; Coleslaw; Green beans with a Vinaigrette and Ice Cream with Fresh Fruit for dessert. Traditional accompaniments: warm yeast buns for pork sanwiches, pickles, beer, etc.

My question to the board is: Anybody have any great new ideas or recipes on what to serve this year with The Pig?

I welcome all suggestions and I promise to post the final menu and how it was received.


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  1. I have fond memories of creamy tangy cucumber salad whenever we would do a bbq dinner at home - I found this on, and I believe my Mom's is similar to this, but I recall sour cream instead of mayonnaise

    1 cup mayonnaise
    1/4 cup white sugar
    4 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
    1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
    4 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced

    (8 servings)

    1. Thai green papaya salad.
      Tomato, mozzarella and basil salad.
      Jicama slaw.

      1. baked pineapple is a must with the bbq- my most requested recipe!

        2 Replies
        1. re: pamd

          Pamd, is that the recipe with bread cubes, pinapple chunks and butter that's baked together in a pyrex dish?

          1. re: Val

            there are several variations- I actually do not use any cheese or bread/crackers in mine. if interested in my recipe LMK, or you could get one off the internet to meet your taste needs if you want the bread one.

        2. Hush Puppies or Corn Fritters?
          Whenever I think of Carolina BBQ, I always think of the coleslaw and the hushpuppies. If you don't want to be deep frying, you an make corn fritters ahead of time and reheat in the oven. Sometimes I put a bit of hot pepper jam out to eat with the corn fritters, seems to go over very well.

          1. I don't know if you saw this thread the first time it came around, but I thought it had some excellent ideas for bbq sides:

            By the way, I would love it if I were at a bbq that served hush puppies! In fact, I would probably just eat hush puppies!!