View Full Version : Looking for suggestions for appetizers and wine for BBQ
06-25-2009, 08:30 AM
We are hosting a bbq and so far the menu consists of:
Rolls or Cornbread
DH wants to serve a red wine (Writer's Block Petite Syrah). I know nothing about wine but am wondering if it might be better to serve the wine with appetizers before the bbq? And if so, what type of appetizers would go well with the wine and the bbq menu?
06-25-2009, 09:07 AM
Grilled stuffed-bacon-wrapped jalapeños!
06-25-2009, 10:56 AM
Looks to me like you have some yummy yet very casual food on the menu, so I'd stick with simple, casual apps as well. You have plenty of food so I don't think you need to go too crazy (unless you want to!).
My suggestions that would a) go well with wine and b) be simple and casual are:
fruit and cheese plate
cheese ball with crackers
veggie/sour cream dip with crudites
salsa duo - gourmet jarred tomato salsa or make your own fire-roasted + mango/black bean or other fruit salsa
And I'd just pick one or two!
If you want to "cook" something and spend a little more $$$ I think grilled shrimp skewers with a romesco sauce would be awesome.
06-25-2009, 11:23 AM
This made me think of BC's Pan-Fried Onion Dip with thick, ridged potato chips and a veg tray. Yum!
BC's Onion Dip (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/pan-fried-onion-dip-recipe/index.html)
06-25-2009, 11:25 AM
I just printed this one off yesterday from Taste of Home. I thought it sounded good.
Grilled Bacon-Onion Appetizers
From Taste of Home
”I’m the father of three girls who loves cooking for the family in my spare time,” says Dayton Hulst from Moorhead, Minnesota. ”All of us really love this savory treat.”
METHOD Grill (gas or charcoal)
PREP 20 min.
COOK 10 min.
TOTAL 30 min.
2 large sweet onions
12 hickory-smoked bacon strips
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
Cut each onion into 12 wedges. Cut bacon strips in half widthwise; wrap a piece of bacon around each onion wedge and secure with toothpicks. Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, molasses and barbecue sauce; pour 1/2 cup over onions. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning once. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
Drain and discard marinade. Grill onions, covered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, turning and basting frequently with reserved marinade. Yield: 2 dozen.
Printed from tasteofhome.com Jun 25, 2009
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