Tuesday, May 20, 2008

We feast!

Every time I turn around another holiday always seems to creep up on me leading to endless emails making arrangements, menu planning, presents and cheeriness despite the mood or the weather. The good news is my family is remarkably relaxed, good natured and to my liking (ok, loving), love to eat!

For Mother’s Day we did just that. The above spread is collaboration between myself, my radiant sister and bro n’ law and consisted of the following…

Pork Ribs: Cooked slowly in the oven for 10+hrs; first in a dry rub, then slathered in my homemade BBQ Sauce.

Market salad: Asparagus, Fava Beans, String Beans and Sugar Snap Peas with a lemon and mint dressing, finished with Parmesan shavings.

Tarragon Chicken grilled “under a brick” dusted with Paprika for color

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with lime wedges, because Shrimp is a fixture of every family meal (thanks for de-veining Dad!).

Mashed Purple Potato salad with Red Peppers and Chives, tossed in a light Mustard vinaigrette.

1 comment:

MG said...

just wanted to share my recent brick chicken experience...

Everything was going just fine - a beautifully butterflied chicken sizzling away under 2 heavy bricks... until the grill burst into flames, as the smoke thickened and blackened and shot up into the sky - we were sure the fire truck would arrive any minute - we had to remove the chicken and finish its cooking stove top in a cast iron pan, kept the bricks, and ended up with a surprisingly flavorful, though charred chicken.

just a little reminder - don't forget to clean the grill!!!

Lesson learned.