Labor Day Menu 2014

Here is my Labor Day Menu.  All grilled, all the time.  It is the end of the summer and you and your family should spend the entire day outside.  For that reason, my whole menu is cooked outdoors.  It starts with some delicious shrimp and ends with a grilled nectarine.  Also, included is a nice grilled lemonade cocktail that will keep you socially lubricated all day.  Enjoy!

Labor Day Menu

Labor Day Menu

Appetizer

Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp

Chipotle Lime ShrimpAn easy and simple grilled shrimp skewer that packs a ton of flavor.

Main

The Ultimate Burger

The Ultimate BurgerGrinding your own meat allows you to get more flavorful cuts.  That way you do not have to add a ton of seasoning to the burger, to make it taste good.  This burger only requires a bit of salt and you are good to go. Add your favorite cheese and you have the ultimate burger!

Sides

Coal Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Coal Roasted Sweet PotatoesThe best way to cook a sweet potato.  The high heat sears the outside and makes the sweet potatoes come out super sweet and tender in around 45 minutes.

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad

Roasted Corn and Black Bean SaladI am a huge fan of grilling.  The only problem is that most sides are not grilled.  This salad solves that problem.  The corn is fire roasted on the grill so you can make it right along with your steak or barbecue dishes.  In addition the grilled corn adds a bit of smokiness to the salad to make a complimentary flavor to your barbecues.  This is a great side dish for your summer picnic or barbecue.

Dessert

Balsamic and Honey Glazed Nectarines

Balsamic and Honey Glazed NectarinesI have discovered that stone fruit works great on the grill.  This is the type of fruit with a hard pit in the center.  Peaches, nectarines, etc.  Then I discovered that honey and balsamic vinegar work really well together. I must say that if you have never combined honey and balsamic vinegar, you have never lived.  It is delicious.  A must try.

Cocktail

Grilled Vodka Lemonade Spritzer

Grilled Vodka Lemonade SpritzerGrilled lemonade, vodka and splash of seltzer makes this a refreshing cocktail for those hot summer nights.

 

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, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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