Beach Picnic Menu

The first big dinner at our South Carolina beach house was a "Beach Picnic". It had been running 95 degrees or so, and though a little cooler on the oceanfront, it wasn't necessarily expected that we'd eat on the beach per se. This is our picnic menu, inspired by my sister in law Meghan.

Potato Salad with Haricot Vert
     --- Largish potato chunks. Haricot vert blanched then ice bath.
     --- Diced shallot. Subtle vinaigrette.
Tarragon Chicken Salad
     --- Chicken pieces poached in chicken stock.
     --- 50/50 mayo and sour cream, with dried (ugh) tarragon.
Tomato Salad
     --- Plum tomatoes, red onion, fresh thyme, olive oil
Seafood Cakes with Remoulade
Grilled Andouille Sausages
Grilled Port and Alligator Sausage
      --- Sausages from Poche's in Breaux Bridge, LA
Fruit Salad
     --- Apples, Pears, Oranges, Plums, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries.
     --- Simple syrup, fresh mint

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