Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Memorial Day BBQ Recipes

With the long Memorial Day weekend just days away, we'll be flaring up the grill and having a beach party to celebrate the official start of summer. I've got some great recipes from the the Capital Cooking Cookbook. 

Start off with my Blackberry Lemonade Cooler.  It feels like summer is here in DC, so it is time to enjoy some refreshing cocktails.  
Another great cocktail idea for Memorial Day is making a batch of my Spring Punch.
For the Main Dish try:

As seen on the “Picnic Pleasers” episode by Chef Domenico Cornacchia of Assaggi
2 pounds ripe tomatoes
1 European cucumber
1 celery heart
½ red onion
1 cup day old country bread, diced
1 cup fresh basil
2 balls buffalo mozzarella
1 tablespoon spoon white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Combine the diced day-old country bread with some of the vinegar and set aside for ten minutes to marinate.  Dice all the ingredients and using a mixing bowl add the rest of the vinegar, along with the hand chopped basil, sea salt and olive oil.  Mix all together until well incorporated and serve at room temperature.

Don't forget dessert!

2 comments:

recipes for bbq said...

Hi, thanks for the bbq recipes ideas, I will try to implement these in my brother's next bbq party. I was hoping to get some new recipes for the same because, I love to cook and when people appreciate it.

recipes for bbq

capitalcooking said...

Great. Hope you enjoy!!!