Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Weekend Cookout

Happy Memorial Day! We had our cookout on Sunday, as our guests went home today, but it also worked out weather-wise, as today was stickier and then rainy. The chicken was a new recipe, marinated and then grilled in a homemade bbq sauce. We also had grilled tofu for the vegetarians as well as grilled fattoush made with homemade foccaccia, red beans and rice, asparagus, and then carrot cake for dessert. BBQ Chicken 2 c ketchup 1 c brown sugar 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbs cider vinegar 1 Tbs freshly grated ginger 2-4 Tbs sesame seeds salt and pepper chicken, washed and dried (I used boneless skinless thighs and legs, but any parts will work) Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Pour a cup or so over the chicken, using more or less depending on how much chicken you have. Marinate for at least 15 min or, in the refrigerator, up to several hours. Broil or grill til fully cooked and serve with some of the extra sauce on the side. You can also refrigerate the leftover sauce (not the leftover marinade) and use it another time. Grilled fattoush, based on a recipe from Bon Appetit, cucumber sticks, and bbq chicken Red beans and rice, foccaccia, and grilled tofu Asparagus with lemon juice, olive oil, and sea salt Just a slice ... carrot cake for dessert


sara said...

I need to move next door to you.

Cate said...

I'm with Sara.