With the three-day Memorial Day weekend coming up, what better way to celebrate than a cookout?
So get out the hibachi and charcoal, pull out the coolers and create a menu of fresh summer salads and side dishes to complement ono grilled entrees.
1 bunch broccoli, chopped into bite-size pieces
1 pound bacon
1 cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
½ red onion, chopped
1 cup shelled sunflower seeds
½ cup golden raisins
½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
Microwave broccoli for 1 minute; set aside.
Fry bacon until crispy and crumble into small pieces; set aside.
Combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Add all ingredients to mayonnaise mixture and refrigerate overnight. Serves 6.
Approximate nutritional information, per serving: 650 calories, 54 g fat, 9 g saturated fat, 45 mg cholesterol, 900 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 17 g protein
BBQ Flank Steak
1½ pounds flank steak
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon liquor (such as wine or brandy)
2 teaspoons dry mustard (such as Coleman’s)
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 inch piece of ginger, grated
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons flour
Mix marinade ingredients together.
Pour marinade over steak, turning to coat; marinate in refrigerator overnight.
Grill or broil to desired doneness. Slice thinly against the grain. Serves 6.
Approximate nutritional information, per serving: 210 calories, 8 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 45 mg cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, no fiber, 6 g sugar, 24 g protein
2 cups flour
1 cup butter
½ cup powdered sugar
1½ cups sugar
½ cup lemon juice
¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking power
To make crust, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together ingredients. Spread into 9-by-13-inch pan. Bake 20 minutes.
For topping, cream together eggs, sugar, salt and lemon juice. Add flour and baking power.
Pour over hot crust and bake another 25 minutes.
Dust with powdered sugar. Cool thoroughly before cutting. Makes 24 servings.
Approximate nutritional information, per serving: 180 calories, 9 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, no fiber, 16 g sugar, 2 g protein
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