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Monday, June 01, 2009

Tasty Tuesdays

As the warmer weather becomes more and more frequent, many of us will be spending our summer nights and weekends in the backyard together with friends and family. This favorite summer activity is almost always accompanied by a delicious meal on the grill with marinated meats and fresh grilled veggies!

Yum! Are your mouths watering yet?!

Throughout the month of June, Tasty Tuesdays will be about one thing: Backyard Barbecues. It'll be all about delicious menus and fun ideas that will hopefully inspire you to get out and grill! So...send out the invites...no one will want to miss your next backyard BBQ party!

This week, Tasty Tuesdays is bringing you classic warm weather dishes with an infusion of bold flavors!

A Midsummer Night's BBQRoasted Tomato & Red Pepper Gazpacho
Grilled Chicken and Pork with Orange-Cumin Glaze
Pesto Potato Salad with Green Beans
Grilled Corn with Smoked Paprika Butter

...and a few more recipes to top off the meal - 6 Easy & Delicious Peach Desserts:
  • Parfaits
Cook chunks of peeled peaches in simple syrup until just softened. Cool and layer in tall glasses with sweetened crème fraiche and blueberries.
  • Shortcakes
Cut biscuits in half and fill with thin peach slices that have been tossed with sugar and a splash of vanilla extract. Top peaches with sweetened whipped cream.
  • Cobbler
Mix chunks of peeled peaches with brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Make a topping of granola and butter. Bake until bubbly.
  • Peach Melba
Poach fresh peach halves in Sauternes. Top with vanilla ice cream and raspberry puree.
  • Peach Kebabs
Marinate peach halves in honey, lime juice, and orange juice. Thread skewers through peaches and grill.
  • Sundaes
Cook small chunks of peeled peaches with amaretto and honey until thick. Serve over coffee ice cream in large goblets.

Do you have a classic recipe that always makes it to your grill every summer?
We'd love to hear about it!

In a comment, leave your recipe or a link to a recipe that you absolutely love or would like to try this summer.

And...happy grilling everyone!

This menu has been collected from various recipes found at Epicurious.

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