What are y'all planning for the July 4th holiday? It's on a Friday this year, so there's no excuse not to fire up that grill--or at least eat the bounty from someone else's, right?
In case you're taking on the grilling at home, here's a fun collaboration between Cheffy and our GM, Matt (also a fabulous cook in his own right):
Cheffy's BBQ Sauce Makes enough to marinade about 3 racks of ribs, with enough left over to slather on when they're done.
You'll Need: 1 quart apple cider vinegar 1/4 C black peppercorns 1 T whole cloves 1/4 C coriander 1/4 C mustard seeds 1 T garlic, chopped 1 C white wine or beer 3 quarts tomato purée 1 T fresh parsley, chopped 2 T Worcestershire 1 1/2 C molasses 1/4 C brown sugar
Bring apple cider vinegar, peppercorns, cloves, coriander & mustard seed to a boil. Strain & reserve liquid. Simmer liquid & balance of ingredients on low heat for 2-3 hours, until desired thickness is reached. You can use this tangy sauce to marinade any meat over night, and as a sauce to finish!
Matt's BBQ Baked Beans
1 Lb White beans, soaked for 24 hrs.
After soaking, salt the beans & boil--covering with fresh water by two inches--for approximately 1-1/2 hours.
3 slices bacon, diced and cooked 'til brown 1/2 cup diced onion, sautéed with bacon 1 clove minced garlic, sauéeed with bacon
Cook all above until bacon browns, strain (save bacon grease!) & add to beans.
8oz. Cider Vinegar 1 T Black Peppercorns 1tsp. Whole Cloves 1 T whole coriander 1 T Whole Mustard
Bring all above to a boil, then strain & add to below with beans:
1 T chopped garlic 4 oz. White wine 16 oz. Tomato Purée 1/2 oz. Chopped Fresh Parsley .5 oz Worcestershire Sauce 1/2 cup Molasses 2 oz. Brown Sugar
Bring above to a boil, then add everything together with reserved bacon grease.
Bake all the above at 350 degrees for approximately one hour, stirring regularly until bubbly.
Don't have 24 hours to prep? Don't want to cook at home? That's where Besaw's comes in: Our second annual 4th of July BBQ in the garden is happening from 4-7pm, allowing plenty of time to get down to the fireworks at the waterfront. Cheffy's serving up a menu of BBQ classics, along with every fabulous summertime side you can imagine. Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll make you a reservation! Whether you choose a picnic blanket in the grass, or a table in the garden, this promises to be the easiest 4th of July BBQ you've ever attended.
One entrée, choice of two sides & dessert:
Laney Family Farms Ground Beef Cheeseburger Two All-Beef Hot Dogs Two Veggie Kebabs $16.00
Elk Cheeseburger Baby Back Ribs Grilled Wild Salmon $20.00
Dessert Lemon Pound Cake & Fresh Watermelon
Sides Corn on the Cobb Potato Salad Simple Green Salad House Veggie Chips Fresh Seasonal Fruit BBQ Baked Beans
Happy Independence Day, Everyone!