- Smoked Trout Spread with pita wedges seasoned with smoked paprika and fresh garlic (The spread was adapted from Bonnie Stern's Smoked Whitefish Spread in Essentials of Homecooking. You can find a similar recipe here.)
- Sticky Balsamic Ribs
- Mashed Potatoes with Corn and Garlic
- Tossed Salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes and fresh dill
The smoked trout spread was great for sharing on the patio with a glass of champagne. The only problem was that I should have doubled the recipe!
As for the ribs, let me first praise the glaze! This brown-sugar, balsamic combo made for a soft toffee-like coating. The only change that I would make to the recipe is that you should probably only grill the racks for a few minutes per side. Six minutes per side was a bit too long and some of the ribs were crunchy (not what you're looking for with baby backs!).
Do you have a summer menu that you think I should try?