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BBQ/Pool Party - Looking for suggestions for what to serve!

lovessushi | Jul 4, 2010 04:16 AM

BBQ and pool party coming next month.

Guest of honor does not eat red meat - only chicken or fish. Looking for very simple, uncomplicated (the ten layer goat cheese/truffle oil/pig liver whosewhatsi is not good for this crowd ;) fare for approximately 10 people.

We want to provide more than enough food for everyone but are on a very limited budget - looking for ways to make a delicious, ample meal (maybe appetizers, 2 mains and sides with dessert) without breaking the bank. I know there will be cost involved, but am looking for smart shopping here.

We were considering a paella on the grill but don't have a pot large enough...or maybe some kind of coconut scented rice with seafood? I know the seafood can get expensive but we have a store here that is fairly reasonable. I just don't want the meal to consist of 10lbs. of scallops...more like we make the scallops (for ex.) an appetizer and then have something else for a main...

Does that make sense?

Thoughts please?! Open to mostly any cuisine - simple though -

Thank you!!!

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