This Memorial Day, whip up lip-smacking delicacies that your family and friends will love! It is the perfect time for you to show off your annual culinary skills. Soak in the praises your guests will shower you with during the party. Memorial Day is the best time for you to treat your stomach with some sizzling steaks, barbecue, grilled potatoes, salads, desserts, and so much more. If you ask us, barbecue definitely tops our list. If you are planning a cookout for Memorial Day or a special barbecue party this year, or if you’re considering some backyard bar and grille, below are some items that you should include in your party menu:
- A succulent barbecue
- Lots of bacon
- Delicious chicken dishes
- Grilled asparagus
- Shrimp cocktails
- Roasted potato salads
- Grilled zucchini
- Cream cheese sandwiches
- Pork ribs
- Strawberry melon wedges
- Baked beans
- Strawberry cream pie
- Memorial Day cake (make sure you top it with white cream, red cherries, and blue syrups)
- Memorial Day pies (add raspberry and blueberry toppings)
- Tomato tarts
If your lab is the kitchen and you always experiment on cool recipes, we have the best recipes that we are sure you’ll love! This work best after having an outdoor kitchen remodel for your home exterior. Just think of all the delicious treats you can come up with!
“137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.” - Doc Hastings
Get started with this yummy salad recipe:
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
For this, you’ll need:
- 19-ounce package baby spinach leaves
- 1 and 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
- 3 to 4 sliced green onion
- 1/2 cup toasted almonds
- White balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
- Fresh ground pepper and sea salt to taste
- Heat up your oven to 300 degrees F and toast the almonds for a couple of minutes. Make sure you keep an eye out because they brown quickly.
- Remove the stems of the spinach. Place the spinach leaves in a pretty salad bowl and add the green onions.
- Drizzle a bit of olive oil to coat the spinach.
- Place your bowl inside the refrigerator. Chill until serving time.
Rinse your strawberries before you toss them to the salad. Also, dry and slice them. Add your sliced strawberries and toasted almonds to the bowl. Sprinkle with balsamic vinaigrette. Then add fresh ground pepper and a bit of salt. Toss the salad. Plate when you’re done.
We all want BBQ whenever we can have it. This Memorial Day, you have an excuse to indulge on these juicy steaks. You can also have an excuse to consider kitchen remodel design. Check our recipe out:
- Balsamic vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Minced garlic
- Olive oil
- Ground black pepper
- Worcestershire sauce
- Onion powder
- Liquid smoke flavoring
- Cayenne pepper
- Beef ribeye steaks
In a bowl, combine vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, ground black pepper, olive oil, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, cayenne pepper, and salt. Place your rib-eye steaks in a nonporous dish. Then, pour marinade over them. To get the optimum flavor, get your meat and rub the liquid. Cover and let it marinate for at least 24 hours. We recommend marinating it up to 48 hours so the meat can soak up all the flavor. Preheat your outdoor grill to medium-high heat. On an oiled grate, grill the steaks for seven to eight minutes per side.
This one’s for you if you love burgers:
Wasabi Salmon Burgers
- soy sauce
- wasabi powder
- salmon fillet
- fresh ginger
- toasted sesame oil
Whisk wasabi powder, honey, and soy sauce in a bowl until it’s smooth. With a chef’s knife, slice your salmon using even and quick motions. Make sure you don’t rock the knife when slicing as this will turn your salmon mushy. In a large bowl, add oil, ginger, egg, and scallions. Form your mixture into four patties. Expect the moisture to be moist and loose. As soon as the first side is ready, you won’t have to worry anymore as it will hold together nicely. Get your large nonstick skillet and coat it with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat for at least a minute. Then, add your patties and let them cook for four minutes. Check the side of the patties. If it’s brown, turn and continue cooking until they are firm and fragrant. Serve immediately.