Your meat will be the star attraction at your barbeque, but the meal won’t be complete without a few tasty side dishes. The best side dishes pair well with grilled foods and they are also practical but with a twist. The top five barbeque dishes listed below are popular among both adults and kids. The best part is that they hold up well in the sun and if they’re not all gone by the end of the BBQ you can store them as leftovers for the next day.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
This is a tasty but healthy option to French fries made with white potatoes. Sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than regular potatoes and the health benefits only get better when you consider that you’ll escape the added calories by baking instead of frying. Serve up the fries with a spicy dipping sauce instead of the usual ketchup. This side dish is sure to be a hit at your next party.
Your grilled is already fired up for the meat, so why not use it to grill some vegetables too? Add a twist on the usual kabobs by rubbing the vegetables down with a chill rub. Make it colorful by using bell peppers, corn, red onions, and summer squash. Make sure that you cut up the vegetables in same-sized pieces, and make them thick enough so that they don’t fall off the skewer. Turn them regularly so that the vegies cook on all sides.
Macaroni and Cheese
A very traditional dish, macaroni and cheese is also the perfect complement to barbeque meats. Turn up the flavors on this dish by sprinkling in some spices that will pair with the meat. Make up a batch in your slow cooker, so you can focus on other tasks. Substitute the usual cheddar cheese with Emmenthal or Fontina cheeses to add a grown up spin on this dish.
You can’t have a barbeque without some kind of bread, and in some places that means cornbread. You can use traditional cornbread recipes to whip up a batch, but to really wow your guests you can use maple syrup instead of sugar. Your guests will wonder about the taste and will keep coming back for more. Add another twist to your recipe by baking the bread in a cast iron skillet which will give your bread a crispy texture on the outside. The crispy outside and soft succulent inside will go well with your barbeque meats and sauces.
No barbeque is complete without a salad, and here you’ll have several options. From potato salad, to coleslaw, pasta salad, fruit salad, bean salad, grain salad, vegetable salad, the choice is yours. Make it colorful and use seasonal fruits and vegetables since these will be available in abundance.
Crystal has written this article for Fabulous BBQ Catering which offers BBQ catering services for all your upcoming events with a Award Winning chef in their team.