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  • BBQ Menu Thoughts?

    I am having a few close friends over for a BBQ this weekend. Usually when I have a large function I make up several low carb items for myself, and then let others bring whatever and I just avoid those. But my husband is now on the Primal bandwagon, and its a small group of friends, so I would like to make the whole spread Primal.

    Right now here is what we have:
    -Raw veggies with balsamic dip
    -Pork Ribs
    -Another grilled meat (need to browse the freezer)
    -Coleslaw

    ...and at that point I am drawing a blank. I need another side, another appetizer, and dessert of some sort.

    I have time, going to a large farmers market the day before, and I am not scared of new recipes. Any thoughts?
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  • #2
    For dessert, you could throw some skewers of assorted fruit on the grill and serve with homemade unsweetened whipped cream
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    • #3
      One of my favourite BBQ sides is grilled asparagus marinated in evoo/red wine vinegar/sea salt & fresh ground pepper. Marinate for 30 min to a few hours, then throw directly on the grill until tender-crisp. Return to dish with marinade.
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      • #4
        If you are grilling, I would add a grilled vegetable salad (grill zucchini, eggplant, peppers, and onions, chop with a vinaigrette and basil, feta optional), grilled sweet potatoes would be great; and for dessert grilled peaches and whipped cream.

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        • #5
          Great suggestions. A little low carb Bailey's Irish Cream drizzled over the grilled fruit before adding the whipped cream is a nice touch.

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          • #6
            how about guacamole as a dip with veggies or with pork rinds.

            to put those pork rinds to good use, you could also, if you eat dairy, put together a 7 layer dip (well 6 because there wouldn't be any beans ) of course you'd have to make your own spice mixture - but it tastes better anyway!

            also, a lot of cheese ball recipes are adaptable to primal eating - just serve with pork rinds or some veggies!

            also - i made a seafood dip the other day that was soo good. it was cream cheese, covered with homemade cocktail sauce (homemade ketchup mixed with horseradish) and then covered with shredded crab. mmmmmmmmm

            also, pickles and cheese cubes make quick and easy finger foods.

            good luck and have fun!
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            • #7
              Ohhh, great ideas....keep 'em coming!!

              I am making a list of things to keep an eye out for at the farmers market on Saturday so far.....
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              • #8
                If you chop red peppers, aubergine, zucchini, onion and tomatoes into even sized pieces, slather with olive oil and some dried thyme / oregano, then put them on a roasting tin, they can go on the grill and come out as a very tasty roasted ratatouille.

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                • #9
                  Baby spinach salad:

                  Bunch of raw baby spinach
                  toasted pine nuts (a good handfull toasted in a dry skillet)
                  chopped apple (2 apples should be enough)
                  crumbled raw goat's cheese (not much... it goes a long way)

                  With a simple dressing:

                  1 tsp mustard
                  1 tsp honey
                  1 tsp water
                  2 tbls xtra virgin olive oil
                  1 tbls fresh oregano, chopped
                  pinch of salt
                  pinch of pepper

                  Whisk everything but the oil together in a bowl, then slowly start drizzling in the oil while whisking to mix. Then just toss it with the salad in a big bowl.

                  This is the salad I'll have with leftover grilled chicken or steak for a PB lunch.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by breadsauce View Post
                    If you chop red peppers, aubergine, zucchini, onion and tomatoes into even sized pieces, slather with olive oil and some dried thyme / oregano, then put them on a roasting tin, they can go on the grill and come out as a very tasty roasted ratatouille.
                    That was my dinner last night though I also threw in some jumbo shrimp.

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                    • #11
                      Rutabaga wrapped in foil after drizzling with EVOO or Coconut oil, salt and pepper. Then grilled like you would a potato. Had these the other day for the first time and was impressed.
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                      • #12
                        Portabella mushroom caps, grilled on the top rack (no direct flame). Put some butter, garlic, and a little bit of bacon in the cap.
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                        • #13
                          Pepper poppers (slit pepper, remove seeds, stuff with cream cheese, wrap in bacon, grill until bacon is done), mushroom poppers (remove stem, stuff cap with cream cheese, wrap with bacon, grill until bacon is done), grilled whole bell peppers and thick onion slices, put your cast iron on the grill and go to town with sauteed veggies, Mozzarella and tomato sliced marinated in olive oil, basil, and black pepper, gazpacho....
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                          • #14
                            turn the slaw "asian"! I made this up last week & it's yummy (& addictive). I add "broccoli slaw" to the cabbage. Also chopped red onion, bell pepper & cucumber. then I just poured over some rice vinegar & Bragg's & sesame oil. Also made a spicier variation. Add thai curry paste and srarcha (or sambal), ginger & hot (sesame) oil to the mix. (mix dressing in a cup to get it all together). Let your slaw marinate overnight. I also added some chopped tomato & baby shrimp. Had problem eating whole bowl.

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