Hip Hip Hooray – Independence Day Special!

Wednesday is the Fourth of July! To help you have the best ever, I’ve put together a few ideas for a traditional Fourth of July cookout. At least in New England, salmon is a Fourth of July tradition. So visit your favorite fishmonger and get out the grill.

Start with a special cocktail: We’re at the tail end of the strawberry season … so how about a Strawberry Tini? And to nibble? How about … Grilled Vegetables & Gorgonzola Bruschetta or Asparagus Crostini with Sundried Tomato Pesto & Goat Cheese. Or welcome the official start to summer with, what else, Summer Rolls!

No need to rush, relax nd enjoy a festive cocktail hour (or two) with family and friends.

When you’re ready, move on the main event with delicious Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Basil Aioli. Serve the salmon with Wheat Berry Salad and some crispy Asian Slaw.

End on a sweet note with star spangled gelato. Serve three small scoops of red (Strawberry), white (Brown Sugar Yogurt Gelato ) and blue gelato. (To make a batch of blueberry gelato, substitute blueberries for strawberries in my strawberry gelato recipe.) Serve the gelato with a big spoonful of mixed berries – strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

Have a happy Fourth! Bon appétit!

Want more? Click Here! for more seasonal menus or Here! for a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog!

What’s on tap for you this weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. I’d be delighted to add you to the growing list of blog subscribers. To subscribe: just scroll back up, fill in your email address and click on the Sign Me Up button.

And if you’ve got a minute … many thanks for taking a look at my philanthropic project Eat Well-Do Good. Why not join me at the next Eat Well-Do Good dinner?

© Susan W. Nye, 2012

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