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So I want to have a BizarreBQ at my place...

So I want to have a BizarreBQ at my place...not too weird but not normal in any sense.

I will be serving up less than normal dishes. I may do a few things like Leg of Goat, Barbacoa Taco's and BBQ Pulled Beef Tounge sandwiches.

Some of my guest are wondering what other dishes to bring. I have heard Smoked Spaghetti, Everyone has made the "road kill" joke, and

I think we have enough proteins but I looking for some ideas on other dishes.

Dirt Cake with Gummy Worms was one I thought of for the kids.

The dinner is in the spirit of Hunter S. Thompson - "When the going gets weird the weird turn Pro."

What about salads and veggies....how would you get weird.

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  1. Pulled pork ice cream, with a ribbon of bbq sauce. I've done it, but I doubt I'll do it again.

    1. Ummm... I have nothing to add except... can I come? Seriously, party sounds awesome.

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      1. re: Indirect Heat

        Sure if you wanna drive to Detroit for it....hehe

      2. Hi. It's just an appetizer, but some one I used to work with made "Snake Bites" for a party once. They are just pickles, wrapped in sliced ham, on wraps that have cream cheese spread on them. Roll them up and slice into bite sized peices. They were quite tasty and very popular.

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        1. re: Mandryn

          I like the idea of having more bite size stuff! I like the sound of these....

        2. How about desert vegetables in honor of Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas? I have never done it, but you could serve some edible cactus. Or some yucca chips?

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          1. re: soonerhound

            OR BATS! OK maybe some Bat looking foods....

            Cantaloupe cut up with a big ass Survival knife!

            I like the way your thinking....

          2. If you change your mind on more protein, you could check out "Alligator Wings"

            1. Chocolate covered bugs. You could use something non-buggish yet crunchy to stand in for the bugs.

              1. several things come to mind:
                - smoked fruit
                - "grilled cheese" dessert sandwiches - grilled pound cake slices with cream cheese frosting
                - grilled corn ice cream
                - pink egg salad or potatoes/potato salad (colored with beet juice)

                there's gotta be something you can do with potatoes, but i'm drawing a blank.

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                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  You guys are really tempting me into getting a Ice Cream Machine.

                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                    Funny... beet potato salad is incredibly commonplace where I'm from... not a bizarre bit of anything in there IMO!!!

                    1. re: im_nomad

                      perhaps not so much bizarre as unexpected...? most of the people i know expect their potatoes to be white (or orange), not pink!

                      1. re: im_nomad

                        Where would that be? Where I'm from diced beets are a common addition to potato and chicken or macaroni salad, but it seems to be rare on the East Coast.

                        1. re: JungMann

                          I do Roasted Beets and goat cheese all the time. Serve on some nice greens and drizzle with some oil. Slice some almonds for the top and your good to go.

                    2. It must include something that is still moving on it's own. Jellyfish, wildebeest, or something in between.

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                      1. re: Veggo

                        This is in the Midwest...the best we can do is fresh road injured...close to road kill for that.

                        I have been to all the good Korean joints and they will not serve me a living Octamom.

                        Freudian Slip!

                        1. re: JanPrimus

                          Too many excuses. You have to bring in something from way out of town to have any shock value. I have been fresh road injured twice, it got me no special treatment.

                      2. I think you need a kitty litter cake instead of your dirt cake with gummy worms. It's got the extra bizarre factor going on, especially if you deck it out with a new litter box and scoop.

                        Bonus--there's a link to a "brain" gelatin on the recipe above. Extra bonus--make the Jell-O alcoholic as suggested. I'm sure you can find a creative mold for your alcoholic jello to fit your party theme. :) It's good to get weird, isn't it?!

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                        1. re: kattyeyes

                          OMG, all this time I thought my dogs were going for the Kitty-Roca when, in fact, they've been trying to bake a cake. That is truly a disgusting looking cake, isn't it? I loved the comment that most of the guests probably won't eat it.

                          1. re: c oliver

                            I made a kitty litter cake for my son's 14th birthday party, and all the boys really enjoyed the ick factor.

                            1. re: ricepad

                              It's like a giant dare on a plate...or in a litter box! No $#*+! ;)

                        2. My favorite ever off-beat (for America) barbecue was done by an Argentine friend who did things traditional there, including versions of chitterlings (intestines) and blood sausage, not to mention awesome steak.

                          1. Thai or Mexican pork rind salad
                            Herring in a Fur Coat
                            Jumping salad

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                            1. re: JungMann

                              BTW you should see the pork rind I bought this week...yes Pork Rind....not Pork Rinds.

                              This rind was as big as a Direct TV Satellite Dish. Two and a half feet long and one and a half wide.

                              1. re: JanPrimus

                                Holy chiccarone!!! Stick a feather in that hat and call it macaroni! ;)

                                1. re: JanPrimus

                                  In an older thread we gave the whole chicharron the knickname "hats" because they are the size of hats that ladies wear to the Kentucky Derby. I can eat a half hat at a single sitting. Want some dumb looks? Tell your latin grocer you want a hat.

                                  1. re: Veggo

                                    Our Mexican grocery has those but I haven't bought cause I though we'd never eat that much. Now I know we can.

                              2. I know you weren't looking for protiens but seriously. A BizzareBQ should probably have Atomic Buffalo Turds. Just google and you'll find plenty of recipes.

                                Anothing thing to consider is the "Bacon Explosion." You can google that too.

                                If you wanted to do BBQ or Baked Beans, I've often seen them refered to as a "Cowboy Bubblebath."


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                                1. re: Davwud

                                  I have made a few "Bacon Explosions" in my time. I have also been adding pepper jack cheese to the mix.

                                2. for a weird veggie that tastes good, make seaweed salad dressed with rice vinegar and sesame oil -- or for a bit o' protein, cold jellyfish salad.

                                  1. I have to report that my menu (at least for myself) has changed due to available product. I will be picking up tomorrow lamb head, sweetbreads, liver, heart and tripe.

                                    The main dish will be the Lamb Liver served with Fava beans and a nice Chianti.

                                    The Lambs heads will be served herbed up split in half with potatoes that will also be herb up.

                                    Sweetbreads will be pre soaked in a acid bath, then dried, lightly dusted with some corn bread and then grilled. A Lemon and parsley drizzle to accompany.

                                    Heart and tripe are still up for something....just have not settled.

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                                    1. re: JanPrimus

                                      Sounds good for the meat courses. What have you come up with for salads and veggies in your OP? Can you get prickly pear fruit in your latin market for a salad?

                                      1. re: Veggo

                                        Veggies are mainly being handled by some of the guest like long beans, Chayote, Bitter Melons, jack fruit....

                                        I am trusting their judgment and not pressing too hard. I am aware of a few normal dishes that are showing up but that is OK...I know some people just won't handle my menu.

                                        Some are bringing odd mixed drinks too. I will report after all is said and done....

                                      2. re: JanPrimus

                                        I hope you are not going to waste the brain when you split the heads. They are just as rich and delicious as the sweetbreads you're serving. Perhaps they could make a creamy hors d'oeuvres like tortillas sprinkled with garam masala.

                                        1. re: JungMann

                                          Oh no...the brains are just as good as the sweetbreads and tongue. The eye balls may not be there though....

                                          1. re: JanPrimus

                                            Eyeballs in Jello would be very cool, looking righ back at you in there.

                                            1. re: Veggo

                                              Hmmmm Maybe some one there is gonna be braver than me....

                                              1. re: JanPrimus

                                                No, please put candy eyeballs in the Jell-O if you need to go there. :) Who knew there were so many options for such a thing? Check-check-check:

                                        2. re: JanPrimus

                                          You just chilled me with that "Silence of the Lambs" line....ffffffffffava beans!!!!

                                          We want pics, JanPrimus--we want pics!

                                        3. Lots of interesting ideas here.

                                          Just one question: why are Barbacoa Tacos weird?

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                                          1. re: ttoommyy

                                            To me they are not weird....Cabeza Taco's are my normal every day Taco....but to the average Joe on the street around here (Michigan)...they are far from the norm.

                                            1. re: JanPrimus

                                              It just seemed weird to lump them in with goat leg and pulled beef tongue. Thanks for the clarification JanPrimus.