Southern Meat Suggestions!

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Red meat and potatoes always a good place to start. 🙂 Or something like country fried steak, fried chicken, chicken and dumplings (mmmmmmmmmm) are are fittingly southern. Or you could go Tex-Mex southern food, fajitas and buritos are always a crowd pleaser.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

How about shrimp and grits?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

– Fried chicken tenderloin (fried chicken without the bones) with cream gravy

– Chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken

– Plain steak tenderloin (with maybe a gravy of some kind on the side)

– Shrimp and grits (I second this)

– Pork loin

– Crawfish with pasta or Cajun/Creole shrimp with pasta

 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I second fried chicken or chicken and dumplings. And I am sucker for shrimp ‘n grits. 

Pot roast w/ veggies and Beef Stew were big in my house growing up.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I just realized you are in Canada or you are getting married there. One of the things I was going to suggest is something called a “Low Country Boil”. It’s a very Southern style of food. I have no idea if your venue can accomodate something like that but I thought I would share. You can Google it.

The other thing I wanted to mention was the BBQ isn’t neccesarily “Southern”. Yes, we have it here but it’s all over the US or the world, really. When I think of the South I think of sweet tea (fresh brewed with sugar…a must have!), punch of some kind, fried chicken (fried anything really), biscuits of some kind, salad/fruit salad and pecan pie. And gravy. My god, don’t forget the gravy…brown or white, preferably both!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Fried Chicken is a huge favorite, as is ham and collard greens and black eye peas, shrimp & grits is amazing, pork loin (marinated with BBQ sauce or really whatever you want), pot roast, jambalaya, chicken & dumplins, Fried catfish (but they are a very bony fish fyi), chili and/or slaw dogs (not very upscale but very southern), shrimp/fish/crab Po’Boys, not a meat but fried pickles and/or okra are delicious & I almost never see them anywhere but southern BBQ joints, and of course if your doing southern don’t forget your cornbread!!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Country fried chicken and some kind of shrimp

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@TattooedChick23:  It’s funny- I grew up in the south and figured rednecks were a strictly southern thing. Then I moved to the middle of nowhere rural CA & there are just as many rednecks here! =) Chicken thigh & leg is super southern too- how could I leave that out! Fried green tomatoes (OMG!) & Mac & cheese are staples too… I think your sides sound awesomely southern & delicious~!!!!! And now I’m hungry for *real* food, not the soup I brought for lunch =(

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Per my fiance (who’s a Texan, and I agree), there is only ONE gravy.  Sawmill/white gravy.  The only time brown gravy is used in proper Southern food is for something like a Thanksgiving turkey.  On a fried chicken or chicken fried steak, you use proper sawmill gravy 🙂

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MariContrary:  Suthern girl here to disagree, there is brown beef gravy which is delicoius on po boys and potatoes but white gravy is more traditonal.  Turkey/chicken gravy isnt nearly as good as brown beef gravy. 

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