Summer Grilled Chipotle Steak Dinner – Menu and Recipes
Grilled Chipotle Steak Dinner is so insanely easy to make and serve your guests, especially if served on your patio or deck. Relax and enjoy the taste of summer in these easy recipes.
1st Course – Appetizer Options:
Anytime Balsamic Shrimp
This is one of my family’s favorite shrimp appetizers, and it couldn’t be simpler. Serve this delightful shrimp appetizer before or with your first course.
Shrimp Appetizer Supreme
These are fabulous! Sure to impress your guests. This is one of my “fall back to” appetizer recipes.
2nd Course – Soup:
Gazpacho Soup with Avocado Creme Fraiche
This delicious and refreshing soup is very easy to make as it can be made up to two days before serving. This dish serves as the salad course. What could be easier?
3rd Course – Salad:
Fresh Corn Salad
What could be more perfect than a summer salad with fresh-picked corn? The fresh corn salad is a great accompaniment to any summer dish.
4th Course – Main Course:
Chipotle Grilled Filets with Mango Salsa
This spicy-marinated steak is excellent paired with the delicious and cooling Mango Salsa. Your family and friends will love this combination.
San Francisco-Style Sourdough French Bread
This Sourdough French Bread recipe is very easy to make – but if you desire, you can also purchased the bread.
5th Course – Dessert:
Flourless Chocolate Cake
You can have your cake and eat it too – even on a diet! This low carbohydrate and low calorie chocolate cake will satisfy your chocolate carving while on your diet. Just watch your portion size.
This course can either be served at your dining table after clearing the dishes or in the living room.
A good way to end a meal is with a (decaf) latte. Learn how to make a perfect cup of Coffee
A few hints and tips for the perfect meal
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Appetizer Recipes – (Hors d’ oeuvres, Starters, Amuse-Bouche,and Snacks)
Appetizer Hints – How many appetizers to make for your party?
Food Safety Pages. Check them out!
Buffet and Party Safety – Also includes what to do if your guests have been delayed at least an hour
Golden Rules of Food Safety – IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you have any question in your mind about the freshness or safety of eating a food product, throw it out. It is better to be safe than sorry!
Picnic Safety Tips – There is nothing more American than the picnic. Picnics can take on many forms, such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or ball games. There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food. The important point is to have safe and healthy food, not food that can cause food borne illness. Always prepare and store food properly.
Summer Safety Tips – Summer is the time for barbecues and picnics. The biggest party crasher at summer picnic and buffets is food borne bacteria. You can not see them and you can not taste them, but you sure can feel them if illness occurs hours or days later.