Need suggestions for appetizers for 30 year anniversary BBQ

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  1. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Its our 30th anniversary coming up June 1 so we are throwing a BBQ at the park on Sunday May 31.

    We will be smoking butts for pulled pork, smoke chicken, hamburger and hot dogs.

    Now for the appetizers I'm making ABT ,  moinks , pork shots, (mushroom with  moinks wrap in bacon).

    now what else can I make......need to show off my BBQ skills [​IMG]
     
  2. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Congratulations on 30! One of my favorites is cream cheese stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon.
     
  3. I'm making Bacon wrapped Pineapple for my "new 40" birthday party on May 30th.
    • 1 pound Bacon
    • 1 can Chunked Pineapple (large Chunks)
    • ½ cups Brown Sugar
    Cut the pound of bacon in half. Put the brown sugar in a shallow bowl. Take a half a slice of bacon and dredge it through the brown sugar. Put a chunk of pineapple on one end of the bacon slice and roll up. Secure with a toothpick.

    I plan on putting them in the smoker or doing on the grill to get the bacon crisp faster.

    The original recipe calls for a 375* oven -

    Put a cookie cooling rack into a foil-lined jelly roll pan.

    Lay the bacon pineapple bundles onto the rack.

    Bake for at least 25 minutes, or until the bacon looks brown and crispy.

    Sometimes I pop them under the broiler for the last few minutes just to get them really crisp. But watch out – the sugar will burn!

    Try to wait for them to cool slightly – only because they will burn your lips if too hot!

    Enjoy.
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like you got it pretty well covered !![​IMG]

    That'll be Great !![​IMG]

    Our 46th Anniversary was the end of December, and that's not the time to do a lot outside here in PA, but I did manage a pretty nice Dinner for the 2 of us.

    Here's a Peek:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/175140/bears-46th-wedding-anniversary-dinner

    Be sure to post yours!!

    Bear
     
  5. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks for the suggestions...
     
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You could slice single rib bones and wrap them in bacon rub before the bacon and after.
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Jrod,

    Here's some from "SQWIB"---- The Master of Appetizers (IMHO):

    Appetizers Page  (link)

    Bear
     
  8. amlong88

    amlong88 Meat Mopper

    ID
    Mini fatties would be good.
     
  9. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here are some mini fatties I did a while back for a throw down. If you want to show off these are sure to impress.
     
  10. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Consider something cool and crisp for contrast, too, like a slaw or a cuke salad:

    Peel and dice cucumber. Spread it out in a big colander, give it a good sprinkle of salt, and toss to mix. Leave that in the sink or on a big plate for 10 - 20 minutes, the cukes will release moisture. Make a 50/50 mix of plain yogurt and sour cream; you could add flavors like dill or chives or garlic, or maybe some fine-minced red onion. Combine with the diced cukes, and chill.
     
  11. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yes he is master of Appetizers,,,, I check out your page and seen his link so I check out his appetizers page and got few ideas to try.

    Thanks for the info.....can't wait to get smoking that day.
     
  12. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    That sounds good...thanks,
     
  13. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  14. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Another way to sneak in some salad: Make small grilled patties of ground pork with Asian flavors like ginger, green onion, soy, etc., whatever your favorites are. Serve them wrapped in a leaf of iceburg lettuce or maybe napa cabbage, presented as finger food.

    We used to make those; for some reason we always called them "Vietnamese bombers." They can be a bit messy so have napkins handy.
     

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