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Hot Off The Grill from tasteofBBQ.com (Issue #4)
June 25, 2013
Summer Holiday recipes at tasteofBBQ.com
I hope this edition of "Hot Off The Grill" finds you all well and grilling up a storm!
With Canada Day and the 4th of July coming soon I thought this newsletter should be dedicated to some easy recipes you can use if you're doing any entertaining during the holidays.
I've included a trio of grilled appetizers that really go well together and offer something for everyone.
One of them, the Jamaican Jerk Chicken appetizer is brand new and I just served it at a party last week.
You can even make these up ahead of time if you don't want to be grilling when your trying to entertain your guests.
To round things out I've also included one of the easist recipes for homemade lemonade I've ever made and one of the most authentic old-fashioned flavors you'll ever try.
You'll need something to wash everything down with!
It has that unmistakable cinnamon/allspice flavor that isn't found in any other recipe that I'm aware of.
The fact it's representative of the Caribbean in general and Jamaican in particular makes it even more appealing I think.
And yes, it's fairly spicy.
You'll marinate the boneless skinless chicken thighs overnight in the special Jerk marinade and then wrap them around Jalapeno peppers stuffed with creamy Goat Cheese.
I was a little worried at first they'd be too spicy but as it turns out, the goat cheese does a great job smoothing things out when they hit your tongue.
Give them a try, they're really good.
I prefer to use beef tenderloin but you could also substitute other steak like sirloin if you needed to.
The special marinade is what really makes this one so good, watch your friends expressions when they taste one of these appetizers for the first time.
And they're bacon wrapped. Bacon wrapped anything is good as far as I'm concerned.
Grilled Shrimp and Olive.
It's actually a very tasty olive tapenade that you make with lots of garlic, cilantro and lemon, spread on toasted baguette slices and then top with a single grilled shrimp.
These one-bite appetizers explode in your mouth with such an amazing flavor.
I recommend making lots, they go very quickly.
Again, make the tapenade up ahead of time so all you need to do is quickly grill some shrimp before serving.
Perhaps as a kid growing up you were lucky enough to have your parents or grandparents make homemade lemonade.
One sip of this old fashioned lemonade recipe will take you back in time to those easier, slower summer days, I'm sure.
And the best part, now that you're all grown up you get to add a splash of Grey Goose too!
Until next time, enjoy these summer holiday recipes and feel free to share this newsletter with your friends.
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