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A Summer of BBQ Ribs and Lester's Espresso Rocket Bomb Sauce

It's been a busy summer, cooking weekly fresh meals but I love the intensity of catering parties. 25, 30, 40 or more hungry people, having a great time, laughing, chatting with friends  and family, toasting their reunions, nibbling on appetizers and waiting for the main course. I love it and it touches my heart to be part of their celebration. I've been catering all kinds of parties and working with a large variety of foods but my favorite and it seems many of the party guest favorites are my Southern BBQ rib parties. The ribs are slow smoked and the sauce is my own creation.
Enjoy the menu suggestions. 

BBQ Rib Party

Slow hickory smoked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Lester’s homemade Espresso Rocket Bomb Rib Sauce

Stewed collard greens, with smoked turkey and just a splash of organic vinegar

Macaroni and Cheese, multi cheese and creamy, every ones favorite

Jalapeno maple infused corn bread


Starter Ideas

Mini crab and corn cakes served with a chipotle aioli

Fried Pickles, a true Southern favorite

Grilled caramelized onion and spinach quesadillas

Boiled peanuts, a taste of the south, when available

Fried catfish fingers, when available


Dessert Ideas

Seasonal fruit cobblers, we like the apple topped with Toad Farm Vermont goat cheese caramel sauce

Whoopie Monsters, mini two bite whoopee pies, made in Jamaica Plain, try the traditional butter cream or salted caramel filling, Gluten free Whoopi Monsters are also available


Additions, substitutions and extras

Herbed buttermilk biscuits

A chilled South Western yellow squash soup topped with a chili crème.

Outdoor cooked saffron rice with a down south twist

Cast Iron baked beans with double smoked bacon

Mom’s potato egg salad

Southern string beans, with mushroom and onions

Foil wrapped grilled roasted Tex Mex corn on the cob, infused with fresh lime, cilantro, butter and a pinch of cayenne.

Grilled vegetable Kabobs

Steak Tip Kabobs, basted in garlic oil

Swordfish Kabobs basted in Persian lime olive oil

Lester’s shrimp and grits, cheesy buttery, seasoned grits topped with, cubed double smoked bacon and grilled Cajun shrimp

Grilled burgers, dogs, and locally made Italian sausages also available

Need a Vegetarian Entrée for the party? My Buffalo Tofu is the answer. Starch coated and pan fried tofu in a buffalo wing sauce, served with the traditional carrot and celery sticks, with a homemade blue cheese dressing.