Well, after some pretty busy work weeks I found myself with a free weekend night (a rare thing for me) and so some friends and I planned a last minute summer BBQ. We all love good food so instead of buying in lots of stuff we all brought dishes…it was so much fun! I made a total of four things with the help of my friend Kate. I tried a new recipe from Food & Wine magazine and absolutely loved it. The recipe is from Sue Zemanick, who was voted “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine magazine last year. The recipe was Chile-Lime Crab Salad with Tomato and Avocado. I highly recommend trying it out and not skimping on the quality of the ingredients. This salad is so fresh and tasty, but must have top quality ingredients for you to get the full experience.
Like I said, we had a fabulous night, and of course I had to fully document it with fun photos. I also have to thank my friend Matt for providing some great eye candy for you too…I can always count on him for good photos! So to let you in on the rest of the menu we had crostini with burrata, olive tapenade, arugula, and prosciutto, a delicious farro, cherry tomato, and arugala salad made by my private chef friend, Jonathan, homemade grilled pizzas by my chef friend, Brian, and two desserts by yours truly…I will describe more later! So I hope you enjoy checking out the photos!
And for dessert I made sour cream and lemon sorbet with gingersnap cookies and Pichet Ong’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. Both desserts were extremely yummy!
Here’s the recipe for the Reese bars
Thanks for checking them out! Here is the recipe for the Chile-Lime Crab Salad!
Chile-Lime Crab Salad with Tomato & Avocado
adapted from Sue Zumanick