Peanut Barbecued Ribs Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

  • Tangy Peanut-Sauced Ribs (see recipe below)
  • Asian Slaw
  • Rice Salad with Cilantro and Carrots
  • Frozen Lime Pudding Pie

Tangy Peanut-Sauced Ribs, flavored with ginger and cayenne, are the main event in a barbecue dinner that includes Asian Slaw, Rice Salad with Cilantro and Carrots, and Frozen Lime Pudding Pie. Remember the pie recipe: Mixing any pudding with an equal portion of thawed frozen whipped topping and then refreezing is a great trick to have up your sleeve for quick desserts.

Tangy Peanut-Sauced Ribs


Asian Slaw

Mix shredded carrots with thinly sliced napa cabbage and dress with Asian ginger or sesame dressing. Add sliced green onion if desired.

Rice Salad with Cilantro and Carrots

Stir seasoned rice vinegar into hot cooked rice; cool and add cilantro and shredded carrot.

Frozen Lime Pudding Pie

Prepare a 3-ounce package of instant lime pudding. Mix with 2 cups thawed whipped dessert topping and pour into a graham cracker crust. Freeze until ready to serve, at least 1 hour. Top with dollops of whipped topping if desired.