Memorial Day Recipes

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Spicy BBQ Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 (5 ounce) bottle hot pepper sauce
  • 1 (3 pound) chicken, cut into pieces

Method :

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the onion and garlic until tender. Mix in ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.

Preheat grill for high heat.

Lightly oil grill grate. Place chicken on grill. Brush constantly with the sauce and cook 8 to 15 minutes on each side, depending on size of piece, until juices run clear. Discard any remaining sauce.

Spicy BBQ Chicken

Flank Steak and Rajas Fajitas

Ingredients:

  • 1 2-pound flank steak
  • 1 cup pickled jalapeno peppers (including the onions and carrots from the jar or can)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced crosswise 1/2 inch thick, rings kept together
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Flour tortillas, guacamole and pico de gallo, for serving

Method :

Put the steak in a baking dish and toss with the pickled jalapeno mixture; let marinate at room temperature, 1 hour.

Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high. Brush the jalapeno mixture off the steak; season the steak with salt and pepper and grill until charred, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest.

Secure each onion slice horizontally with a wooden skewer. Brush the onion slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill, turning occasionally, until soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, put the poblanos and fresh jalapenos on the grill and char on all sides, about 8 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle, then peel off the skins, stem and seed. Cut the poblanos and jalapenos into strips. Once the onion slices are cool enough to handle, remove the skewers and separate into individual rings.

Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Thinly slice the steak on the bias, against the grain. When the skillet is hot, coat the bottom with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the garlic and oregano and saute about 1 minute. Add the steak, onion and pepper strips and toss to heat through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with tortillas, guacamole and pico de gallo.

Flank Steak and Rajas Fajitas

More Memorial Day grilling recipes and ideas

Come May and the sweet scent of beginning of the holiday season is around. Sizzling delicacies and chilled beer is the order of the day. Grilling a dish for you or for the visiting friends and family is such a fun. As your favorite people are around, the prawns taste more delicious than ever and wine is so divine. Of course memories are always part of these unions. Grilled Burgers seasoned with paprika, mint, cumin and red peppers are heavenly and tastes best with a spirit. For people who want something heavy on their platter can go for grilled pork kebabs and juicy chops. Chicken never chickens out in the race of taste, Memorial Day is never memorable without a thoroughly grilled Chicken which should just be enough grilled to retain its juiciness inside and crispiness outside.

Impress your girl friend with traditional potato salad made from celery, eggs and of course potato. Serve it chill to get that chilled out compliment from your friend. Salads are in great demand this season for many reasons- a boon to weight cautious people and tastes yummy with lots and vegetable and seasoning. Vegetables are not a delight for many, they can try the very tasty bacon with spinach, tomatoes and crumbled feta, and it tastes awesome.


For those who loves to dine on the beaches BBQ are the most, and what a way to enjoy your holiday season with BBQ, wine and someone very fine. For a perfect bbq recipe just keep the heat hot enough to cook the food and not burn it. A chicken breast or pork should be cooked with tender feelings and correct heat, as both these things in right proportion will make the right impression. Make one special dish in memory of the great heroes who make this day worth observer, make this a tradition for the family so that generations to come follow it in your family and remember you.

If you are expecting lot of guests for the weekend on the Memorial Day, spread out your day and plan your menu accordingly, as you know haste makes waste. Plan your days and food that you would like to cook along with desserts, salads and drinks. Shop in advance for wines, sprits and liquors, If you are going for traditional Rum punch then be ready with orange juice, fresh limes, nutmegs and amber rum. Mix them all in right way and stir a quick rum punch for all ages. For kids you can go lemonades of different kinds and yes keep your fridge stuffed with lots of ice and chilled water.

If you have planned to throw a Memorial Day party start out with guest list, decoration, party theme and most important the party venue. If at your backyard plan out your menu in advance, keep your grill ready and shop accordingly. Check out on the latest music and spirits online and let your guests be lost in the party. Make best of your holiday this season.

Memorial Day grilling recipes

 

Last Updated: 6th May, 2017