Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day. In the States, it’s the “official” BBQ day. So, here we go. A recap of what we had to celebrate 4th of July with family and friends.
What’s a celebration without some bubbly? Plus, the person who “man the grill” needed a chilled drink too, especially with the hot weather. It was nice to add a few frozen blueberries to keep it super cold.
On the menu, we had baby back ribs, citrus marinated chicken wings and chicken drumsticks. We also had some shrimps and sweet onions skewers marinated with olive oil and thyme.
BBQ shrimps are the best when you’re hungry, they were done in just a few minutes.
Of course we needed more veggies. I used to roast asparagus in the oven and thought they were good. After trying these grilled version, I can totally start the grill just for them! They were so flavorful! The grilling really enhance their natural sweetness and added a lovely charcoal flavor at the same time. These asparagus were really tender, yet still had a great crunch to them. nom, nom, nom….
Corn was another wonderful item to BBQ. These were particular sweet and juicy. I had some crimini mushrooms wrapped in foil too, but they were all gone before I had a chance to take pictures.
The chicken wings are my favorite items to BBQ as well (I really have that many favorites!) With a coat of honey at the end, they are out-of-this-world-succulent. Yes, wings are a little messy to eat, but totally worth it because they are finger licking good.
I totally forgot to take a closed up shot for the chicken drumsticks, the wings are too distracting! LOL. The drumsticks were juicy and flavorful with a hint of smoky flavor. Not bad at all.
By the time the baby back ribs were done, I was quite full already. But, still can’t help but to cut myself a piece or two.
For dessert, we had Nutella Macarons, Mixed Berries Sorbet with Meyer Lemon and Basil, and lots of ice cream! We’ll have another BBQ party coming up soon to celebrate baby girl’s birthday. Can’t wait to enjoy more BBQ goodness with my family and friends.
This post is linked to:
Full Plate Thursday
Sweets For Saturday