Category Archives: Grilling & Smoking

Seafood Kabobs with Lemon-Basil Butter

Our simple recipe is perfect for warm weather and backyard grilling. Gather your friends, pour a chilled white and enjoy.

Basil, nuts and olive oil

Summertime grilling is the ultimate way to keep the kitchen cool and cook seasonal, fresh foods. Our recipe for seafood kabobs is perfect for keeping in sync this season. Any type of seafood will do. ( see note below ) Visit your local farm, market or grocer and use seasonal vegetables as cooking companions for your fish.

Kabobs work well for “firmer” fish and if you use flat metal skewers, it will keep the fish from “spinning” when flipping the kabobs. If you use bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before using so they don’t burn while grilling.

shutterstock_257830033When threading your seafood onto skewer, thread against the grain so your fish doesn’t fall apart and remember to keep vegetable slices thick, so they don’t burn before the seafood has cooked all the way through. If you like more seafood than vegetables, cut back on the amount of veggies and add large prawns.

The sauce for this recipe is a Lemon-Basil butter, although you can use whatever your favorite flavors are. Change your sauce up in accordance with what vegetables you would like to use. Tweak and twist the recipe until you have exactly  the flavors you and family love.

Seafood Kabobs with Lemon-Basil Butter

shutterstock_254160754Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh, chopped basil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon shallots, finely minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds halibut and salmon, thick pieces, cut in to 1″ chunks ( 1 pound each, although you can mix and match however it pleases you. )
  • 2 tablespoons high-heat oil
  • 2 zucchini or summer squash, thick sliced
  • 1 quart mixed cherry tomatoes or 1 large red pepper and 1 large yellow pepper cut into 1″ pieces.

Method

  1. Seafood Skewers UncookedMix butter, garlic, 2 tablespoons of basil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, lemon zest, shallots, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Combine well, set aside.
  2. Combine fish with oil, and remaining 1 tablespoon basil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and marinate for 20 minutes. Preheat grill to med-high heat.
  3. Thread halibut, vegetables and salmon alternately for great color presentation. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Grill until the fish is just opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  4. Remove kabobs to platter, top with half of the lemon-basil butter, serve additional butter as sauce on the side.

espresso rubbed steak with horseradish cream

Espresso rubbed steak is of our favorite summer recipes! Prep a day ahead, chill overnight and you have a quick, simple and colorful lunch or dinner the next afternoon.

It’s perfect in an artisan roll or tossed with tomatoes and wrapped snugly in a tortilla. Pair with an ice-cold brew and enjoy!

espresso rubbed steak with horseradish cream sauce

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Makes 2 1-1/2 pound steaks 

  • 1/4 cup finely ground coffee or espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

directions

  1. Mix all ingredients well and rub on steaks. Cover or place in zippy bag and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place steaks on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill and cook 4 to 6 minute each side depending on thickness and desired doneness. Cut steaks into slices and season to taste with salt.

horseradish cream sauce

ingredients

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 2/3 cup, 5 ounces prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper

directions

In medium bowl whisk heavy cream until it starts to hold a line when you drag the whisk through it. Gently fold in crème fraîche or sour cream, horseradish, chives, and salt. Season with pepper and additional salt to taste.

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Stephen Schroeter’s tips for ‘Thanksgiving on the grill’

There are many options for creating space and unity in the kitchen during the holidays. One of them is to take the turkey outdoors.

ThanksgivingTurkeyMany family and holiday dinners have cooks vying for space in the kitchen as appetizers are prepped, salads tossed and pastries are baking in the oven. A full dinner table, means many helping hands in the kitchen.

There are few dinners on the American calendar as iconic as the Thanksgiving dinner, with a golden turkey at the center of the table with all of the bounty of the fall harvest for fixings.

A lot of effort goes into getting the dinner prepared, and with a house full of family and friends it can create a chaotic scene in your kitchen. But by taking your cooking to your backyard grill, you can ease the activity in your kitchen and leave the house for socializing and enjoying your company.

“Your backyard grill is, essentially, an outdoor oven with a versatility you simply can’t replicate in your kitchen,” says Stephen Schroeter, Senior Vice President of Napoleon. “You can add new flavors and bring a whole new experience to your traditional Thanksgiving dinner by cooking the entire meal on your barbecue.”

Stephen offers these pointers for cooking your Thanksgiving dinner on your grill:

The Main Course. Thanksgiving and turkey are near synonymous. Start by preparing your grill for indirect cooking, and placing a drip pan with water above the unlit burners, but below the cooking grate (if possible, try to leave a space between the cooking grates where you can fit a baster). As the barbecue warms up — aim for a steady temperature of 350°F — get your bird ready. Even though you are cooking it on your grill, proceed as if you were doing it in your oven. Stuff it with your preferred mixture, season the skin (Napoleon suggests rubbing the outside of the turkey with butter and then liberally seasoning it with coarse salt, fresh ground black pepper and fresh thyme, sage and rosemary from your herb garden), truss the legs and, when the barbecue reaches the desired temperature, place it on the grill. Check and baste it every hour. Cook until it reaches the desired internal temperature — 165°F, or about 20 minutes of cooking time per pound. Let it rest after your remove it from the heat – but don’t turn your grill off yet.

Be creative. If you want to bring new flavors to your turkey, fill a smoker tube with apple wood chips and place on one of the lit burners. The natural smoky flavor is something you simply can’t replicate in your oven. If you can’t access the drip tray with your baster, try making a basting liquid with melted butter and white wine.

The Side Dish. Save the stress on your stove top by doing the potatoes on your barbecue. Wrap your chopped potatoes in tinfoil, with a liberal amount of butter or olive oil (or both!), fresh chopped chives and a minced clove or two of garlic. Place the foil packet on the top shelf and leave it for about an hour, maybe flipping it once. Once they are ready, you are free to serve as is or to mash them up with some butter, cream cheese and milk.

The Vegetables. The barbecue brings a whole new flavor experience to seasonal harvest vegetables. Brushed with olive oil and lightly seasoned with salt and pepper, the charred, smoky flavors are unlike anything you can do on your stove. Place them directly over low to medium heat, or use a grill top wok to cook up a medley of peppers, zucchini and carrots. Do you have a side burner? Use it to boil corn on the cob. Or grill the corn in its husks.

The Gravy. The concoction of the turkey drippings (be careful when removing the drip tray from the grill, as it will be hot!) and the white wine-and-butter basting liquid is an excellent base for an incredible turkey gravy. Once the turkey is removed from the grill and is resting, turn on all the burners and place the drip tray on top. As it comes to a gentle boil, whisk together some flour and chicken stock until all the lumps are gone, then whisk that into the drippings. Keep stirring until it is smooth, skim off the fat and pour into your gravy boat.

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Napoleon® is North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of quality wood and gas fireplaces (inserts and stoves), gourmet gas and charcoal grills, outdoor living products and a complete line of Heating & Cooling equipment. Napoleon has been named one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Managed Companies, an annual distinction sponsored by CIBC World Markets, Deloitte, The National Post, Queen’s School of Business and CEO Forum.

Toss some chicken on the grill and raise a toast to summers last hurrah

trees-countryside-green-chill-largeThe summers last huge barbecue weekend is here and it brings to mind a myriad of things. Our last days of withering in the heat are behind us for the season, fall is in the air, days are already growing shorter and September means sharing neighborhood streets with the school bus. How many parents are doing the back to school dance?

This week our focus is building the menu for Labor Day weekend. Great recipes to throw on the grill, sides to add to the picnic cloth and delicious creations for the dessert table. We will examine beer trends that have peaked this summer and are heading your way for fall. Whipping up pitchers of cocktails are the best way to enjoy your guests, we will show you a few to try and we will give a guide of which wines pair best with which barbecue sauce profiles. it’s going to be a delicious week!

The Best BBQ Chicken Kebabs Fabulessly FrugalBest BBQ Chicken Kebabs ~ The first recipe in our arsenal comes from Fabulessly Frugal – these chicken kebabs have a secret ingredient that add smokiness to the meat without overpowering the flavor. Bacon paste/puree. Yes, you can make this at home.

Ingredients you will need to prepare these little beauties: Skinless chicken thighs or breasts, kosher salt, sweet paprika, smoked paprika, sugar, bacon and your favorite barbecue sauce.  Link to full recipe below.

Planked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs with Jack Daniel's BBQ SaucePlanked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs with Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce ~ These little gems are not only gorgeous, they caught our eye with their prep time of only 10 minutes. All of the work can be done before guests arrive, because the best part of entertaining friends and fam is being able to interact, catch up on life and raise a cold brew to toast the last hurrah of the summer season.

Ingredients list for these tasty bacon wrapped morsels: Cedar plank, boneless skinless chicken thighs, barbecue seasoning, thick sliced bacon, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, your favorite barbecue sauce. Link to full recipe below.

Chicken Kebabs

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

Celebrity Chefs from Seattle to Help Judge at the Wenatchee Barbecue Competition

marketThe first annual Eastern Washington BBQ Championships will take place this weekend at Pybus Market in Wenatchee and three celebrity chefs from Seattle will be among the judges. The barbecue competition will begin Saturday and continue on Mother’s Day Sunday, with BBQ teams vying for bragging rights and cash prizes.

On Saturday the teams will be cooking up their best chili and sausage for the judges. Three celebrity chefs, with ties to Seattle, are among the judges. Ludger Szmania, local chef and owner of Warm Springs Inn & Winery and former owner of Szmania’s in Seattle and former executive chef of the Four Seasons Olympic Hotel, Charles Ramseyer, former Executive Chef of Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle, and Jean Claude Berger, former Executive Pastry Chef at Four Seasons hotels worldwide will be on hand to check out the chili and sausages cooked by teams.

“We are thrilled the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association is holding the Eastern Washington BBQ Championship here at the Pybus Market in Wenatchee,” said Steve Robinson, event director and Executive Director of the Pybus Market. “This is the first time the event has been in Wenatchee. We are looking forward to some great competition, and some tasty barbecue. Having three celebrity chefs in our midst only adds to the excitement.”

market IIThe public can get in on the taste-testing action by purchasing samples for $1. The fun goes on all day with cooking demonstrations, live music, and a beer and brat garden for the grown-ups. Saturday’s BBQ Championship will last into the evening, from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Saturday is also the opening day for the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market, from 8:00am-1:00pm. Then on Mother’s Day Sunday families will be able to treat mom to some amazing barbecue as the competition really heats up. Both amateur and professional grill masters will be competing for cash prizes. The teams will be barbecuing pork, chicken, brisket and ribs from 11:00am to 2:30pm that day, and the public will again be able to taste the culinary creations.

Judges will hand out awards at 4:30 on Sunday afternoon.

Slow Smoked Cajun Brisket

Slow Smoked Cajun Brisket - Photo: Chef of the Future

Slow Smoked Cajun Brisket – Photo: Chef of the Future

If there is one thing I have picked up from meat-smoking/grilling forums and pitmasters, it is that everyone has a secret recipe and there is only one way to smoke meat. Their way. To be honest, they are all delicious!

When we smoke or grill, we change up the rubs often. Different flavors pair well with specific dishes or occasions and our choice for the next venture will be Cajun style.

Generally we mix and create our own rub, however for this recipe we will be using Chef of the Future’s Cajun Rub and Seasoning. We utilized this on a previous grilling project for a family dinner, sorry no photos as it was a private affair, and I fell in love with the combination of flavors.

One thing to keep in mind when choosing a rub or seasoning, is that it is meant to enhance flavors, so it’s important your spice selection does not overpower what you are grilling.

If you have a preferred grilling / smoking method, then you are ready to go. If not, here are a few hints and tips.Slow-Smoked Brisket Secrets .  I am including a few more links, so you can choose what works best for you.

Which ever method you choose, have fun, and be prepared because the aroma wafting through your streets will bring your neighbors over. Leave it up to them to bring the beer.

 

 

 

 

Brush-on Butter Recipes: Great for the grill or the skillet!

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As promised from the previous post, here are some BBQ Brush-on Butter Recipes!
Enjoy friends!

To 1 stick of salted softened butter add one of the following recipes and mix thoroughly. Let set in fridge for at least 3 hours so flavors blend through!

NOTE: The herbs in these recipes are all dried.

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Cajun Style Poultry Brush On!

  • 1/2 tsp. oregano, crushed
  • 1/8 tsp. thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin, ground
  • dash of red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Lemon Basil Fish or Veggie Brush On!

  • 1/2 tsp. lemon peel, finely shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. basil, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

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Parmesan Butter Brush On!~ great on veggies and pasta or spread onto bread to make garlic toast!

  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. parsley, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

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Garlic Butter Brush On~ great to brush on veggies or to make garlic toast

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

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Chive~Tarragon Brush On~ great on red meat and veggies!

  • 2 Tbsp. chives, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. dried tarragon, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley, snipped

Happy Day,
Jean

Editors Note:  You can find more information on Jean’s cookbook at For Dragonflies And Me

Grilling Tips and Tricks and Yummy Grilled Pizza

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Despite the day noted on the calendar, my husband Neil as well as our older boys won’t hesitate to fire up the grill- winter, spring, summer and fall.

During the comfortable days of spring, summer and fall it’s our daily companion for meal preparation. When the snow begins to fly it is relocated into our garage for winter use.  Our grill is no respecter of seasons.

There’s one thing though… Neil won’t let me touch the grill. We, the grill and I go back a long way.

You see when Neil and I were dating, over 20 years ago,  there were two incidents that banished me from the grill side. They now are quite funny.

The first episode was when we were very newly dating. We’d driven to a park and Neil wanted to grill some steaks. It was a beautiful day and we were having a very nice afternoon.

Neil needed to use the restroom and asked me to care for the steaks. Well, I’d never grilled before, but I wanted to help where I could, so of course I said yes.

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I don’t really know what happened but suddenly one of the steaks was on the ground. Horrified I quickly picked it up and put it back on the grill, dirt side down of course!

Surely Neil would never notice… surely it would cook off.

There was Neil leisurely strolling back with all trust in his eyes having faith I’d taken care of the steaks he was quite hungry for.

Well, it didn’t take him long to realize once he flipped the steak that something had gone awry in the short time he’d been gone. I looked at him innocently and said it was a mistake and I was sure that it would cook off. He was not so sure, so I said I’d wash it off.

It was quite windy that day, and while I took it to the ladies room and diligently washed it, the coals had died out…

In the end… the sea gulls got the steak. I’ll tell the other story some other time.

To this day, I’m still banned from the grill except for emergencies. Here are some grilling tips from my hubby Neil!

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*If you love garlic like we do, try throwing a few fresh garlic cloves on the hot coals to add extra flavor to your goodies.

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*Neil loves to smoke stuff~ if you want to wow your guests, try adding some hickory, apple wood or cherry wood chips or sawdust on the coals for an extra special treat. Make sure you soak the chips in water for about hour before you are ready to put them on the coals; if using sawdust, wet liberally.

*If using charcoal, keep a spray bottle with water and spray the coals to keep temperature down.

*Neil likes to brush the grill with some olive oil before putting the food on so things won’t stick.

Last summer we fell in love with grilling pizza! The children enjoyed it both in the way of having fun because they created their own masterpieces and it was absolutely delicious. Here is my pizza crust recipe and some of our favorite toppings!
Here’s my recipes…Yummy Grilled Pizza!

Crust:
2 cups warm water
1 Tbsp. yeast
1 tsp. raw organic sugar
1 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3-4 cups flour, plus some for dusting

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Toppings:
shredded cheese
fresh Portobello mushrooms
sweet peppers
sausage,
ground beef or chicken
pizza sauce, ranch dressing
tomatoes

… these are just some ideas, use your favorite toppings and whatever is in season.

1. In a large, mixing bowl add yeast to water and stir gently; add sugar, salt and olive oil, stir in gently until dissolved.

2. Add 2 cups of flour, mix in until well blended; add 1 more cup flour, mix in well; and the rest of flour in 1/4 cups at a time until the dough is soft and doesn’t stick to hands. Add a bit more flour in until the dough feels right; Knead dough for about 2-3 minutes until all flour is mixed in well. Form into a ball and place in bowl, cover with kitchen towel and leave on the top of stove to rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

3. While dough is rising get your toppings prepared. Sauteing the veggies is best and making sure any raw meats are cooked.

4.When dough has risen, punch it down using your hands and knead a bit more into a ball again. On a floured surface, cut the dough into 4 even sized pieces and roll out to about and 1/2 inch thick. The dough should be thicker so it doesn’t fall apart on the grill.

5. Brush the dough with Olive Oil and put on heated grill; grill on one side for about 2-3 minutes, checking to be sure it doesn’t burn; when the one side is done, remove from grill onto a cookie sheet, cooked side up; put your toppings on the cooked side; sauce, cheese, meat & veggies and add a bit more cheese; return to the grill to finish grilling- about 2-3 more minutes; put lid on for about the last-minute to help melt the cheese.

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Remove from grill and have your feast!

Grilling is fun, even though I don’t really know much about it ;-)
Keep posted for something I do know about… Brush On Butter recipes to die for!

Happy Day,
Jean

Reel it in and serve it up; delicious salmon recipes

Fishermen and women have been lining the banks of local rivers pulling in some fabulous looking salmon this late summer season.  With so many recipes and prep methods for this tasty delight, we thought we would share a few of our favorites with you.

Smoked Salmon Crisps

Smoked Salmon Crisps

Smoked Salmon Crisps contributed by Thomas Keller to Food and Wine.  A gorgeous appetizer with simple and delicious flavors that work so well together, each bite is divine.  Food and Wine is one of my go to publications for cuisine and ideas full of flavor.  If you don’t have time to run to the market to pick up the latest issue or if you really do not appreciate the clutter that subscriptions to several magazines can create, consider utilizing your smartphone, tablet or computer to organize your food magazines.   You can purchase by the issue or on an annual basis and they are user friendly and incredibly interactive.  Now back to our regularly scheduled program, the appetizer.

If you love to entertain but simply feel you do not have the time to prepare a dish that has excellent presentation and flavor, you will adore this recipe. This is one of those delightful creations where a portion of it can be prepared up to two days ahead.  The ingredients list is very basic, so more than likely you can head to your local market for the items.  Ingredients list:  all purpose flour, sugar, egg white, butter, black sesame seeds, smoked salmon, shallot, chives, lemon zest, white pepper and crème fraîche.  Full recipe and method

Smoked Salmon Benedict

Smoked Salmon Benedict

Smoked Salmon Benedict by Bon Appetit.  A delicious brunch is a great way to get any day rolling and adding a bit of smoked salmon adds a touch of elegance.  While this recipe is a bit involved, it is completely worth the effort as you can see.  Wow guests, friends and fam  with a beautiful and delightful creation.  List of ingredients; shallots, dry mustard, dry white wine, whipping cream, white wine vinegar, eggs, brioche loaf or egg bread, smoked salmon, fresh dill and dill sprigs.  Full recipe and method

Asian Brown Sugar Salmon

Asian Brown Sugar Salmon

Asian Brown Sugar Salmon by Nature’s Health Foods.  I love simple and when it’s combined with delicious, it quickly becomes my favorite.  This salmon recipe serves 2 and will make a wonderful companion lying atop a bed of greens or nestled quietly beside a mound of rice.  List of ingredients; salmon fillet, grated ginger, sesame oil, hot chili oil, soy sauce and brown sugar.  Full recipe and method

Summers last hurrah; Labor Day grilling

Leaves are changing color, the morning air has taken a cool, crisp edge and the days are shortening.  Grills everywhere are going to get a workout as friends and family make this one last traveling vacation weekend of the year really count.  It’s the annual last hurrah, of summer.

Whether you are providing the entire fare for your friends and fam or you are packing a few items that you would like to create and bring to a pot luck gathering, we are going to give you some great ideas this week.

Grilled Chicken Thigh Skewers with Spiced Herb Marinade

Grilled Chicken Thigh Skewers with Spiced Herb Marinade

Grilled Chicken Thigh Skewers with Spiced Herb Rub by Cathy Kasey Food Studios.  When the weather is warm and  company is coming, the obvious cooking method for me and many others is grilling.  There isn’t even a glimmer of a second option.  The difficult portion is deciding what to throw on the grill.  Steaks, hamburgers and chicken,  are all incredibly delicious, however, I am careful to feed my guests a dish that I had not prepared for them on a previous occasion.  For those repeat attendees, it can prove to be quite challenging task to find something new.

I chose this chicken skewer recipe not only because it looks beautiful and is a bit of a twist on grilled chicken, but I like the  flavor combinations of the herb mixture marinade.  This recipe serves 6 – 8 and the list of ingredients if fairly basic.  Shopping List;  Chicken thighs, salt and pepper, sour cream, cilantro, olive oil, white onion, garlic, cumin seeds, black mustard seeds, fresh lime juice, jalapeno pepper, parsley and fresh mint.  Full recipe and method This recipe was found on She Knows Food & Recipes, with credit to Kathy Casey Food Studios.  Please visit Dishing with Kathy Casey for more delicious ideas.

Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley

Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley

Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley by Lori Daniels for Taste of Home.  For years the side dish I prepared and brought to every function was a simple potato salad, and it sat on the table with at least eight other bowls of signature potato salads, while they sat next to at least four slow cookers filled with baked beans.  While I am an avid fan of both dishes, I feel it is important to give guests a few options to choose from.

This time of year gardens and farmers markets are filled with seasonal bounty and sharing these with friends and family is an excellent way to enjoy all Mother Nature has to offer.  This delightful vegetable medley is cooked right on the grill along side the chicken skewers and if you do not like an ingredient that is on the list, let your garden or local farmers market be your muse and improvise.  Toss out what you don’t want and add the flavors you love. Full Recipe and Method

 

Strawberry Mezcarita

Strawberry Mezcarita

Strawberry Mezcaritas by Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide.  I fell in love with this spirited little delight the moment I spied it this evening scrolling through my news feed.  It will be a great addition to Monday’s cookout as it is filled with fresh and seasonal ingredients.    Fresh strawberries, lime, honey, Mezcal and triple sec.

There is also a  post on the site for Boston Brown Bread that will  make a great companion to Monday’s menu.   Take a few minutes and head over to Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide and poke around for a bit.  You will love it there.

Fresh or frozen strawberries work great in this drink, but remember to cut back on the ice if you’re using frozen berries. If you don’t have Mezcal, use tequila but it will not have the same smokey kick. There’s nothing wrong with a nice, fruity margarita though.  -Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide

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