Memorial Day is a time to remember our military men and women who have given their lives to protect our country and our way of life…a free way of life. Thank you to all who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
It is also a time when families and friends gather together for lots of great food and fun…The time marking the beginning of summer.
Many celebrations will include red, white and blue flags, clothing and table decorations.
photo by Susan Scarborough
If you are celebrating at the beach …say on Amelia Island… shrimp is a given and this shrimp salad is cool and sweet for a hot Memorial Day picnic.
Since Amelia Island has some of the best shrimp in the world, what better way to celebrate this tasty crustacean than with a shrimp salad mixed with a white remoulade sauce in the french style.
IngredientsFor The Remoulade
- 1 cup Duke's mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup dill pickles or cornichons, drained and diced
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon capers, drained
- 2 teaspoons Dijon or stone ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds fresh shrimp or lobster, diced
- 1/2 cup diced cucumber
- cucumber slices for the garnish
- cherry tomatoes halved
- shredded carrots for garnish
- For the remoulade, combine mayonnaise, pickles, dill, capers, mustard, anchovy paste, lemon zest, lemon juice and pepper in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- For the salad, bring a large pot filled with water to a boil. Add any seasoning such as Crab boil or Zataran's that you like. Add shrimp and bring back to a boil. Boil for a minute or so. Test one under cold water, peel and taste. You don't want to overcook shrimp.
- After the shrimp or lobster are cooked, dice and place in a bowl. Add the diced cucumber, and special seasonings. Play around with seasonings you like, such as a Jamaican jerk seasoning or a cajun seasoning for a New Orleans style. Toss lightly with the remoulade. Chill until ready to serve.
- Place the shrimp or lobster salad on a bed of lettuce and garnish with halved cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices. Sprinkle with carrots.
Adapted from Barefoot Contessa
Recipe Printed from www.kathymillertime.com
Cheese boards are always a good way to celebrate any holiday. I love the proscuitto rolled into little florets!
Customize your cheese board by adding any other cheeses, nuts, pesto, hummus, vegetables, artichoke hearts , bread or crostini.
Blueberries and Memorial Day seem to go together.
I always like to serve a blueberry or strawberry dessert, red and blue! I love this Blueberry Pecan Cobbler.
The pecans in the middle layer makes this cobbler special!
Blueberry cobbler yummy goodness!
- 4 pints fresh blueberries
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 15 ounce package refrigerated pie crusts, divided
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Vanilla ice cream
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Bring first 7 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat; stir until sugar melts. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
- Spoon half of blueberry mixture into a lightly greased 8-inch square pan. Roll 1 piecrust to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut an 8 inch square. Place over blueberry mixture; sprinkle with pecans.
- Bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Spoon remaining blueberry mixture over baked crust.
- Roll remaining pie crust to 1/8 inch thickness, and cut into 1 inch strips. Place in lattice design over blueberry mixture. Place pan on a baking sheet on middle oven rack. Bake at 450 degress for 10 minutes or until golden.
- Serve with ice cream.
NotesI made this in a souffle dish. Turned out perfectly. The pecans and center pie crust give this cobbler a unique twist.
Adapted from from a long ago Southern Living
Recipe Printed from www.kathymillertime.com
And while all are enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend with family and friends, I will remember my father and mother.
Memorial Day is a time to remember our military men and women who have given their lives to protect our country and our way of life…a free way of life. Freedom to love, freedom to worship as we see fit, freedom to speak and think.
Thank you to all who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS WE CELEBRATE OUR VETERNS! COME CLELBRATE WITH ME. I’LL SAVE YOU A SEAT AT THE PICNIC TABLE.