Friday, May 27, 2016

4 Grilling Recipes To Try This Memorial Day Weekend

Summer is officially here and kicking off today with the start of a long weekend! Wherever and however you're celebrating, a Memorial Day Weekend celebration just wouldn't be the same without a BBQ! For your dining pleasure, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks resort has created a list of delicious recipes to test out on the grill this holiday weekend:

Photo From: Serious Eats
Appetizer: Pig Candy

Source: Serious Eats
Makes 12-14 Strips

  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar 
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper 
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup 
  • 1 lb Thick Cut Bacon  
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cayenne pepper. 
  2. Lay the bacon strips out on a wire rack over a foil lined baking sheet. 
  3. Brush the slices of bacon with the maple syrup and then sprinkle on the brown sugar mixture. 
  4. Place the entire baking sheet on the grill rack. 
  5. Once the bacon starts to crisp up (about 15 min), flip them over and add more sugar mixture to the other side and cook until fully crisp. 

Entree: Tex-Mex Burger with Cajun Mayo 

Source: All Recipes
Photo From: All Recipes
Makes 4 Burgers 

  • 1 1/3 lb Ground Beef 
  • 1 Jalapeno 
  • 1/2 cup diced White Onion 
  • 1 clove Garlic 
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce 
  • 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning 
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 4 slices Pepper Jack Cheese 
  • 4 leaves Lettuce 
  • 4 slices Tomato
  • 4 Hamburger Buns 
  1. Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat. 
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo and 1 tsp of the Cajun seasoning. 
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the beef, jalapeno, onion, garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Then divide into 4 balls and flatten into patties. 
  4. Place the patties on the grill and cook for about 5 min on each side, or to your desired doneness. 
  5. During the last 2 minutes, lay a slice of cheese over each burger so that it slightly melts. 
  6. Spread the mayo on the buns, add the burgers and top with the lettuce and tomato for a completed Tex-Mex Burger!

Photo From: Food and Wine
Side Dish: Grill-Baked Potatoes with Chive Butter

Source: Food and Wine
Makes 4 Servings

  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup Finely Chopped Chives, plus a little extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream, plus extra for serving
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 4 large Baking Potatoes
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, 3/4 cup Chives, 1/2 cup sour cream, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth. 
  2. Transfer the butter to a large sheet of plastic wrap and form into a log. Wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. 
  3. Preheat your grill. 
  4. Using a sharp knife, slice each potato crosswise at 1/3 inch intervals, cutting down, but not all the way through the potato.
  5. Cut the chive butter into thing slices and carefully tuck the butter in between the potato slices. 
  6. Wrap each potato tightly in aluminum foil. 
  7. Set the potatoes on the grill and cook until tender, about 45-50 minutes. 
  8. Unwrap the potatoes, garnish with finely chopped chives and serve with sour cream. 

Photo From: Taste of Home
Dessert: Banana Boats

Source: Taste of Home
Makes 4 Servings

  • 4 medium Unpeeled Ripe Bananas
  • 4 tsp Miniature Chocolate Chips
  • 4 Tbsp Miniature Marshmallows
  1. Cut the banana lengthwise about 1/2 in. deep, leaving 1/2 in. at both ends. Open the peel wider to form a pocket. 
  2. Fill each banana pocket with 1 tsp chocolate chips and 1 Tbsp marshmallows. 
  3. Crimp and shape 4 pieces of heavy-duty foil around the bananas, forming boats. 
  4. Grill over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until marshmallows melt and are golden brown.

When you stay at the most family-friendly resort at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're sure to enjoy some food on the grill. Our resort offers a great area for gathering with family and friends, complete with BBQ grills and picnic tables! Summerset Inn Resort hopes you enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend, but be sure to take a moment to remember those who made our freedom to celebrate possible.  

Summerset Inn Resort & Villas
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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