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Side Dishes That Complement Your BBQ

Have you mastered the traditional barbecue cuts of brisket, pork butt,

and ribs but not the side dishes that will complement them? We can help you with that! Cookshack President/CEO, Stuart Powell, and Cookshack Commercial Sales Rep, Dave Mason, recently partnered with Sysco Chef, Ryan Parker, and created some great pairings.

Dave, Stuart, and Chef Ryan at the Cooking Demo

Dave, Stuart, and Chef Ryan at the Cooking Demo

Smoke St. Louis Style Ribs and pair them with Kale and Poppy Seed Slaw. Grill Ribeye Steaks and serve them with Grilled Spanish Corn. Smoke succulent brisket and then smoke potato salad for a non-traditional take on a classic summertime side.  For this post we will give the recipes for the ribs and slaw. We served these at several cooking demonstrations and they were a hit.

Sides that complement bbq

St. Louis Ribs

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pull the membrane off the back of the ribs and remove any excess fat
  2. Rub the ribs with Fast Eddy’s All-Purpose Rub on all sides
  3. Put the ribs in your smoker using hickory pellets or wood at 250°F for 3 ½ hours
  4. Remove from smoker and brush with Cookshack Mild BBQ Sauce, place the ribs back in the smoker for another 15 minutes
  5. Remove, slice between the bones, and serve immediately

    Kale and Poppy Seed Slaw

    Kale and Poppy Seed Slaw

Kale and Poppy Seed Slaw

Ingredients:

  • 5 lbs. of Apio’s Kale Blend (Green kale, Brussel Sprouts, Chicory, Broccoli, Green Cabbage)
  • 2 ½ C. Poppy Seed Dressing
  • 2 C. Toasted Pepitas
  • 2 C. Dried, Sweetened Cranberries
  • 1 C. Golden Raisins
  • 1 Green Apple Diced

Method:

  1. Toast the pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for 5 minutes at 375°F
  2. Core and finely dice the green apple
  3. Combine all dry ingredients
  4. Add the dressing and gently fold the dressing until incorporated well
  5. Keep chilled and serve within 24 hours

For more great recipes and cooking tips, check out the Cookshack YouTube Channel or the Cooking Guide on our website. Our goal is to make you the best barbecue and smoked food cook as possible!