Church Men's Group BBQ, need suggestions / recipes

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radioguy

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Hey all, I been asked to head up our annual Men's Cookout at my church. We are doing it a bit different this year as it is also a fundraiser for our Angola Medial Clinic Ministry In the past is has been just plain burgers and dogs, potato salad and so on. I want to switch it up and make chicken the star, kinda with a beach/island theme. Event is for about 75, held on a summer Friday evening.

Here are my first ideas, have to start planning, purchasing while not breaking the bank.
I will brine boneless chicken thighs with a "roadside type brine" featuring Island flavors, dont want to do Jamaican jerk too spicy for this large group. Spices include thyme, mint, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, cayenne, black pepper. Citrus /lemon, lime, pineapple, mango.

Beachy Baked Beans, not sure here pineapple, ginger
Island style Cole slaw
Fresh Fruit salad
Various Sweets for dessert

Please let me know your recipes, thoughts.

RG
 
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Sounds really good to me. Maybe a few bottles of jerk "dipping sauce" that guys could add if they wanted to kick it up a little. This is a good base to play with. I run mine with vinegar, more ketchup and no LS. I use a healthy glop of WW and also the green stuff. It's pureed onion and green onion mostly.

 
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Cajun Power Baked Bean Syrup is the easiest thing to make amazing baked beans. One jar to one can of beans. Has all the ingredients you need. This might be a time saver for you so you can focus on the meat.
 
Sounds really good to me. Maybe a few bottles of jerk "dipping sauce" that guys could add if they wanted to kick it up a little. This is a good base to play with. I run mine with vinegar, more ketchup and no LS. I use a healthy glop of WW and also the green stuff. It's pureed onion and green onion mostly.


Z,
Thanks thats a good idea to add jerk to the menu. Defiantly going to make some of that green stuff. I have scallions in the garden. Thinking, sweet onion, green onions, shallot, chives and a pinch of mint.

RG
 
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Cajun Power Baked Bean Syrup is the easiest thing to make amazing baked beans. One jar to one can of beans. Has all the ingredients you need. This might be a time saver for you so you can focus on the meat.
Will look that up for our bean recipe
Thanks,
RG
 
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All great suggestions here. Hopefully you’ll have time to take some pics and post it up for us to drool over!

Jim
 
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