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Melissa Mayo

May 22, 2017

MEMORIAL DAY BARBECUE

Post by Melissa Mayo

A huge barbecue or braai signals the official start of the summer. So here is s a menu to get the party started. It’s time to fire up the grill and chill the beers. Ring in the summer with an epic memorial day feast.

FIRST THE APPETIZERS

CRUDITES WITH ROASTED BEET HUMMUS – gorgeous

ROASTED-BEET-HUMMUS

SATAY CHICKEN SKEWERS

SAYTAY CHICKEN SKEWERS-9713

SPICY HOT CHICKEN LIVERS AND ONIONS – obviously

GRILLED-PERI-PERI-LIVERS-AND-ONIONS

GOAT CHEESE WITH MARCONA ALMONDS & HONEY – insane

GOAT-CHEESE-WITH-MARCONA-ALMONDS-&-HONEY

BUFFALO MOZZARELLA ARUGULA & OLIVE PIZZA

BUFFALO-MOZZARELLA-ARUGULA-&-OLIVE-PIZZA

Then we need a few SALAD & VEGGIE OPTIONS

DRIED FRUIT & NUT SALAD – yes please

Dried-Fruit-&-Nut-Salad

LOADED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD

LOADED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD

ROASTED FENNEL ONIONS & CARROTS WITH MINT

ROASTED-FENNEL-ONIONS-&-CARROTS-WITH-MINT

CHILLI GRILLED CORN

CHILLI-GRILLED-CORN

STONE FRUIT CAPRESE – hell yeah

STONE-FRUIT-CAPRESE

SAGE ROASTED VEGETABLES

SAGE-ROASTED-VEGETABLES

SALAD BAR SALAD

KITCHEN-SINK-SALAD

ASIAN KUMQUAT & BROCCOLI SLAW

ASIAN KUMQUAT & BROCCOLI SLAW

ISRAELI COUSCOUS & ROASTED VEGGIES

ISRAELI COUS COUS & ROASTED VEGGIES

GREEK KALE SALAD WITH A TWIST – delish

GREEK KALE SALAD WITH A TWIST

Now for some options for the  MAIN

GRILLED SALMON WITH CORN SALSA – heaven sent

GRILLED-SALMON-WITH-CORN-SALSA

CHICKEN SOSATIES WITH APRICOTS & ONIONS – old skool SA style

CHICKEN SOSATIES WITH APRICOTS & ONIONS

BALSAMIC FIG GLAZED RACK OF LAMB

THANKSGIVING LAMB WITH ROSEMARY BALSAMIC FIG GLAZE

PASTA ALLA VODKA – Italy on a plate

PASTA-ALL-VODKA

STEAK SOSATIES

SOSATIES

SAUL’S SIGNATURE BURGERS – check check check

SAUL'S-SIGNATURE-LAMB-BURGER

PAP & GRAVY WITH BOEREWORS – but of course

MIELIE PAP & GRAVY WITH BOEREWORS

PERI-PERI GRILLED CHICKEN THIGHS  – the very BEST!!

PERI-PERI GRILLED CHICKEN THIGHS

ROSEMARY MUSTARD & CITRUS CHICKEN THIGHS

Rosemary-Mustard-&-Citrus-Chicken-Thighs

BONE IN RIB EYE STEAKS

BONE IN RIB EYE_

Then it is onto DESSSERT

SOUTH AFRICAN CHEESECAKE – so worth it

SOUTH-AFRICAN-CHEESECAKE

BAR-ONE CHOCOLATE SUNDAES – a real winner

BAR-ONE CHOCOLATE SUNDAES

NUTELLA & STRAWBERRY PIZZA – incredible

NUTELLA & STRAWBERRY PIZZA

OREO STUFFED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES – oh so pretty & tasty

OREO-STUFFED-CHOCOLATE-CHIP-COOKIES

RED WINE POACHED PEARS

RED WINE PAOCHED PEARS

MERINGUE CUPS WITH SOUTH AFRICAN CHOCOLATE

MERINGUE-CUPS-WITH-SOUTH-AFRICAN-CHOCOLATE

And the most important part I saved for last – A GORGEOUS COCKTAIL

BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITAS – I am complete now

BLOOD-ORANGE-MARGARITA

ROSEMARY INFUSED FRUITY SANGRIA – everyone needs a cockatil

SANGRIA-WITH-CRANBERRIES

So there you have it.  The perfect menu to ring in the summer. Happy memorial day my beautiful friends xxx

xxx Chef MM

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