Tuesday, March 28

4th of July Recipes For The Perfect Entertainment Menu!

This week is the busiest week of the year for most grills and barbecues.  Get out there and make some hamburgers and hot dogs.  If you are feeling adventurous try a few of the following.  I have prepared a list of some of my favorite summer dishes.  This is my list of my best 4th of July Recipes.  Check them out and add them to your grocery lists for your weekend parties.

Main Dishes

Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers

Perfectly cooked

These skewers are tasty and delicious!  Plus, I use a braided method to make them that enhances the flavor.  The braiding creates a ton of nooks and crevices that hold in the flavor!  Braided Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers!

Onion Slice Burger

Onion Slice Burger

It is a basic burger that impresses every time.  The onion is grilled directly into the burger.  Awesome!!  Onion slice burgers.

BBQ Ribs on a Gas Grill

BBQ Ribs on the Gas Grill

Ribs are great, but not everyone has a smoker.  So I have written up the step by step instructions for smoking ribs on a gas grill. Click Here to learn how.

Competition Beef Brisket

Competition BBQ Brisket

If you want to impress your friends and family, there is nothing that will do it faster than a perfectly cooked beef brisket.  This recipe will take you through process of cooking a competition grade bbq brisket.  Competition Beef Brisket.

Grilled Lobster Tails

Grilled Lobster Tails Quick and easy to do. The perfect summertime meal.

Nothing says summer like, fresh seafood on the grill.  Nothing beats grilled lobster tails. Click here for more information.

Grilled Lobster Rolls

Grilled Lobster Rolls

Grilled Lobster Rolls

 

Now that you have grilled lobster tails down, mix the meat up and make some amazing lobster rolls.  Simple and delicious.  Click here for the recipe.

Side Dishes

 Perfect Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

There isn’t a single side dish that can beat macaroni salad at a barbecue.  It is an American tradition.  I have a few to choose from.

Awesome Cole Slaw

KFC Coleslaw

The Colonel’s Coleslaw

Another must have side is coleslaw.  I did my best and finally recreated the Colonel’s Coleslaw from the famous Chicken Restaurant.  So good you have to try it.

Condiments

Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup

If you want to spice up your barbecue, try some homemade ketchup.  You can add as much spice or herbs as you want. It will add a little twist to your favorite burger. Homemade Ketchup Recipe.

Homemade Mustard

Homemade Mustard

Homemade Mustard

Homemade mustard will definitely perk up your guests.  Using dark seeds will make your mustard spicier and the addition of honey can add a little bit of sweetness.  Homemade Mustard Recipe.

Cocktails

Grilled Vodka Lemonade

Grilled Vodka Lemonade Spritzer

While you are outside entertaining and have the grill hot, make a cocktail that will impress your guests.  Nothing does this better than a grilled cocktail. This cocktail is a hit each and every time that I make it.  Grilled Vodka Lemonade Spritzer.

 Passion Fruit Pina Coladas

Passion Fruit Pina Colada

Passion fruit pina coladas scream summer.  This is the perfect cocktail to start off the summer.  Passion Fruit Pina Colada.

Red White and Blue Layered Shot

Red, White and Blue Shooter AKA "Liquid America"

Red, White and Blue Shooter

In honor of this beautiful country of ours, have a shot.   A red, white and blue shot to be exact.

Tips and Tricks

Turn your Weber kettle into the best bbq smoker that money can buy.

Set up the weber

Check how to turn your Weber kettle into the best smoker around. Click to see how.

How to Turn a Gas Grill into a Smoker

Check out how to turn your gas grill into a smoker! Click here to see how.

Watch Tonight!

Also check out the new grilling show on the Travel Channel!  American Grilled premiers tonight at 9PM, July 2nd on the Travel Channel. Don’t forget that July 16th, I will be on the show.  Tune in or set your DVR to record the Travel Channel at 9PM on July 16th to watch.

Here is a sneak peak of tonight’s Episode.

Hope you all have a Happy 4th and as always, if you have questions during your week click on the Ask Rex link above!

-Rex

About Author

Rex

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, check out the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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