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    Last minute help

    I've been asked to grill appetizers for a bday party for 30 people on Friday. We have a budget of $200 for the food and she wants it meat centric. I'm wanting to do sirloin kebabs for one option. Does anyone have a great sauce I could serve on the side? I'm planning on doing grilled pork tenderloin sliders also. Help appreciated.

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    Okay to expand a little more the host is wanting 3 meat apps (one beef, one chicken, one other) and then various other grilled sides. The $200 does not include alcohol or dessert so I've got the whole $200 to play with.

    Right now I'm thinking sirloin kebabs w/ pineapples, pork tenderloin sliders w/ an apple gingery kinda sauce, and chicken breast skewers. For the sides I'm drawing a blank and I have no idea for a sauce with the beef. I am continually amazed by the cooks around here so any direction you can give me will be much appreciated.

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    Some kind of sweet/sour sauce for the beef should go pretty well with the pineapple I reckon

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    Caramelized Brussels or mushrooms would be a good side. You could make some sesame wilted bok choy to go with the Asian kinda thing you have going with the sweet/sour sauce. Especially if you use a char siu sauce with the pork sliders. Stuffed mushrooms will work, and you can put some kind of sausage in that to meet the "meat centric requirement.

    Actually I just saw that the sides need to be grilled. You could do grilled bok choy with a sweet chili sauce, Grilled asparagus with a hollandaise is always good too, although not super original

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    You might consider marinating boneless chicken thighs instead of breast. More latitude for cook time. Cost effective. Gotta couple pretty good marinades if your interested.

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    We do pork kebabs using cubed, marinated shoulder -- less $ then tenderloin and tastier
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    How bout a plum mustard or Chinese plum sauce for the beef?

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    Sauce for beef? How about a Salsa Verde (Italian style), tomatillo salsa or guacamole, or chimichurri?
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    Does it have to be on a stick? I absolutely hate making kebabs. ******* terribly labor intense. Red onion, chicken, red pepper, chicken, pineapple, chicken, mushroom, red onion. Okay that's one Chef, how many did you say we need?? Five hundred???!! FML If you do the kebabs, just keep it simple.

    Definitely do something simple like the pulled pork sliders too. How about single bone baby back ribs?
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    I like to do pork or chicken satay, it's just meat on the skewer, and sticky rice cubes are easy to do. Marinated cucumber chunks make good sides, along with grilled asparagus with a basalmic reduction drizzle. Spicy peanut sauce is good with the skewers.
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