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 -