Delicious 4th!

DSC_0110-2Red White & Blue Dessert

Fresh strawberries, sliced with fresh blueberries in small bowls. Melt Herrell’s malted vanilla ice cream and pour over the berries.

Or. Berries over homemade shortcake with fresh whipped cream.

Grilled Corn in Husks

Fresh corn on the cob as soon as it hits the stand. \

Peel back the husks and take out the silk.

Put the husks back up and soak the corn in a pot of cold water until ready to grill.

Place soaked corn with husks still up on the hot grill and turn as necessary on the outer edge of the grate, so as not to burn.

Cover to heat and eat. No need for butter.

Grilled Flank Steak

2 lb. flank steak.

Pound with pyramid meat mallet to tenderize.

Season with sea salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic powder.

Sear on both sides quickly over hot coals, then cover so it stays moist. 8-10 minutes.

Rest 5 minutes off heat. Slice against the grain and add favorite barbecue sauce.

Summer Slaw

Red cabbage slaw is my favorite.

I shred a small fresh cabbage into a large bowl.

Toss in-
3 thinly sliced scallion ends
2 tbsp. Boar’s Head Pepperhouse mayonnaise
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
A handful of sesame seeds
1/2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. celery salt

Check for tanginess, I like it more vinaigry than mayonnaisey.

Toss well to coat the cabbage. Cover, refrigerate.

Cucumber Salad

Into a salad bowl toss-
6 pickle cukes, thinly sliced
1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp. each oregano, basil, celery salt, black pepper

Proportions vary to your taste, could use some fresh basil instead of dried.

Serve chilled or at room temp.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s