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Jun 28, 2007 08:50 AM

BBQ side dishes.

Hi there, hoping you guys can help. I'm having a BBQ this weekend for about 5 or 6 of my friends and was looking for some ideas or suggestions on what I can make.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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  1. I usually go with some old stand-bys - tossed salad, coleslaw, baked beans and corn on the cob(can be grilled). If you want a little fancier - chop up a mixture of veg (Broccoli, cauliflower, onion, mushroom, carrots, parsnips, etc) toss in olive oil and garlic - roast on the grill or in the oven. Fresh melon is a good desert or nectarines/plums on the grill (can even be dond with BBQ sauce).

    1. Grilled Veggies can be nice. I love grilled portabella, cubanelles (sp?), and onions. The onions do take longer to cook. Broccoli slaw can be an interesting twist on cole slaw. I usually do some sort of shrimp and pasta salad. IMHO nothing beats a good old fashioned southern potato salad

      1. I guess it would depend on what your mains are.
        If you're doing steak, I doubt potato salad and coleslaw would be appropriate. However if it were burgers or southern BBQ they'd be right at home.

        Perhaps a little more input and we can better help you.


        1. What about a thai or szcheuan noodle salad? It can be made ahead of time and served cold or room temperature, and it is a little out of the ordinary.


          1. I have a recipe for a Sweet and Sour Pasta salad that calls for tri colored noodles. Perfect for summer dinners, colorful and sweet...if interested let me know.