The fun continued for me on the weekend with a BBQ-sleepover with a bunch of friends. I feel like every time we get together to do this, our gatherings get more and more epic, food-wise (not that I’m complaining). The menu was quite extensive, and almost everything was homemade! I’ll have to split the post for recipes as I haven’t gathered everyone’s contributions yet, but here’s what we ate: burgers, wings, roasted veggies, pasta salad, Caesar salad, mango salsa, salmon sashimi, shrimp and veggie skewers, and strawberry citrus salad. For dessert there was mint chocolate chip ice cream (PC brand-it’s the best for mint chocolate chip ice cream!) and homemade chocolate chip cookies. There was so much food, we got to have a late night feast at about three in the morning (where we promptly ate up a lot of the leftovers). So much fun!
The following recipes were provided to me by Abby.
Caesar Salad Dressing
- 2 g Dijon mustard
- 150 ml lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 5 eggs
- 30 g anchovy paste
- 5 tsp capers, chopped
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 10 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 litre olive or canola oil
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 100 g Parmesan Cheese (optional)
*This recipe makes 1.5 L of dressing, so make sure to adjust it to what you need.
Whisk mustard, lemon juice, salt, eggs, anchovy paste, capers, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic until frothy. Slowly drizzle in the oil while whisking. Once the emulsion forms, add remaining oil in a steady stream. Add remaining ingredients and adjust seasoning. Store in a noncorrosive container in the fridge and use within 3-4 days.
Strawberry Citrus Salad
- 3 cups hulled strawberries, sliced
- 3 large navel oranges, peeled, thickly sliced crosswise, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
- 2 tbsp of packed golden brown sugar
- 2 tsp fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced
Toss all ingredients into a large bowl. Let stand at room temp for 30 minutes.
This strawberry citrus salad is one of my favourite summer salads. For some reason, people were not eating very much of it and I think I ended up devouring about a third to a half of it!