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Aug 1, 2007 09:28 PM

Gluten free BBQ

making a bbq and one of the guests is gluten free, as to make him feel comfortable i would like the whole meal to be gluten free (with the obvious exception of the hot dog/hamburger buns). any tips?

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  1. not sure what you have planned on the menu, but some potentially surprising culprits are bottled salad dressings, soy sauce and canned soups.

    1. Definitely make your own sauces/rubs from scratch. Premade stuff often has hidden glutens.

      1. Beware of pre-bottled barbecue sauce, too. Why don't you try making ribs with this sauce:

        Barbecue Sauce for Ribs
        1 cup applesauce
        salt to taste
        1/4 cup honey
        1 teaspoon prepared mustard
        1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
        1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules

        You could serve it with soft corn tortillas, grilled corn on the cob, peppers, tomatoes, summer squash, asparagus and onions.

        Another option is to do kebabs with rice and tahini yogurt sauce, with salad (cranberry, walnut, gorgonzola, pear) on the side, with a variety of grilled veggies.

        Potato salad would work if your brand of mayonnaise doesn't have wheat fillers (i.e. modified food starch). Making your own mayonnaise is surprisingy easy if you can't find a gluten free version.

        Finally, a simply grilled steak (salt and pepper rubbed) served with salad and a grilled potato can be a beautiful thing!

        1. I am gluten free and this might help you in putting together some side dishes or marinades. I regulary use:
          - Hellman's mayo
          - Breakstone sour cream
          - Grey Poupon dijon mustard
          - Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce
          - Lea&Perrin's Wo sauce
          - original A1 sauce
          - SanJay wheat-free Tamari (instead of soy suace)
          - unseasoned rice vinegar and balsamic vinegar
          - Aztec soft corn tortillas

          Also, please be sure to really scrub your grill well to be sure there is no residue of any naughty grains (wheat, barley, rye, spelt, ect..) on your grates.

          Thanks for being a good friend!