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July Roundup – BBQs of July

July 1, 2022
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Why we love it: Who doesn’t love a Fourth of July BBQ? Get ready to turn up the heat on your grills this July!

First we have: Greek Lemon Garlic Wings

Wings feel like a party even on a weeknight. The combination of lemon, garlic and oregano with a yogurt sauce transports you to the Greek Island from your own kitchen island.

These Herb Butter Chicken Skewers  are to die for!

This meal can be done more quickly if you don’t let the chicken marinate. Also, we didn’t specify the veggies to go in the medley because this is a simple use-it-up method for vegetables. Use what you have or buy and eat what you like! The herb butter is an easy thing to have on hand to flavor bread, grains, pastas, meat, and seafood – consider doubling the recipe.

A Quick and easy Sweet, Savory Watermelon Salad with BBQ Chicken

We almost just wrote the recipe for only the watermelon salad. If you’re someone who likes things like kettle corn, sea salt on chocolate, or teriyaki sauce, you’ll love this sweet and savory watermelon salad. Also file this under fantastic summer potluck recipes.

How about this Alison’s Famous Turkey Burgers

Converting even the most skeptical, Chef Alison’s turkey burgers are seriously delicious. If you make a double batch and shape them, they freeze beautifully and are super easy to defrost and cook later. Let us know what you think, take a picture and tag @endsandstems on social!

Or this tasty Grilled Peach Salad with Balsamic Reduction

The tangy balsamic, sweet peach, fresh basil, and nutty pearl barley combo sings for a great summertime meal.

Try out this Ends + Stems Favorite Lemon Chicken Thighs

Quick and simple to prep sometimes means a longer cooking time – which is the case with thighs. I think it’s worth it for a mostly hands off cooking method. The sauce is quite simple and is inspired by a much more formal, culinary school staple – Beurre Blanc. This shortcut version is decadent but weeknight easy.

What about this delicious Grilled Salmon

Fire up that outdoor BBQ tonight and let’s take it outside! I love grilling and cooking the potatoes in foil packets to keep the flavor in and this helps them to steam / smoke while cooking. If you don’t have a BBQ or prefer to stay inside today, check the substitutions for indoor adaptations.

Last but not least this: BBQ Veggie Sandwich

Have we mentioned we love a sandwich? This one layers in sweet potatoes and is BBQ spiced for a rich and satisfying winter feel.



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