Friday, August 12, 2005

A Summer Birthday Barbecue

I'm preparing this menu tonight for a client. He's giving a birthday party for his sister, and wanted to have a bunch of grilled dishes. I'm so excited about it, I thought I'd share it with you, my readers:

Classic Andalusian Gazpacho

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Romesco Sauce
Romesco, from the Catalan region of Spain, is an almond tomato sauce served with fish and shellfish

Tropical Corn, Black Bean, and Mango Salad with Honey
Black Beans, Corn and Mangoes with Onions and Jalapenos in a Lime and Honey Dijon Dressing

Dried Fruit Couscous
Couscous mixed with Apricot, Dates, Cherries, and Raisins

Citrus-Grilled Chicken
Grilled Chicken topped with a Sweet and Minty Orange Soy Sauce

Lamb Skewers with Cilantro Yogurt
Turkish style lamb kebabs with a zesty yogurt dipping sauce

Dry-Rubbed Flank Steak with Chimichurri
Spiced Flank Steak with a thick, herbed Argentinian Chimichurri

Vegetable and Tempeh Kebabs
Mixed vegetables and tempeh roasted in a Spicy Ginger Lime marinade

Coconut-Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream

Chocolate Fondue Fountain with Fresh Fruits, Marshmallows and Pretzels

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