The Summer Table: Recipes and Menus for Casual Outdoor Entertaining

The Summer Table: Recipes and Menus for Casual Outdoor Entertaining

by Lisa Lemke


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The Summer Table: Recipes and Menus for Casual Outdoor Entertaining by Lisa Lemke

Summertime—and the outdoor entertaining is easy! Fire up the grill, whip up some sides and sweets, and share these simple, delicious dishes with people you love. The festive menus include a Mexican Grill Party with a whole chipotle chicken; a Father's Day Barbecue, featuring Campari melon crush, strip steak, red beet gratin, and cabbage salad; a Beach Buffet that includes veggies with spiced yogurt dip and a bread omelet with grapes and gorgonzola; along with picnics, pizza parties, lunches, brunches, and a chic cocktail party. Filled with cooking tips and ideas for marinades, rubs, butters, sauces, salsas, and more, The Summer Table invites you to enjoy the season's best.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454904380
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 27,136
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lisa Lemke, a freelance food consultant, recipe developer, food stylist, and television chef, lives in a small town on the west coast of Sweden. She writes about food in various media, including magazines, books, radio, television, and advertising. She is the author of Till Grillat, which has now sold over 10,000 copies, and Till Sommaren (both Bonnier Fakta). Lemke is the host of My Kitchen on TV4. Together with Tommy Myllymäkki, one of Sweden's biggest chefs, she gives viewers recipes and culinary inspiration twice a day, Monday through Saturday, on the popular morning show Nyhetsmorgon.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

My Best Tips viii

A Little Grill Guide x

Sweet & Savory Flavor Boosters xii

Marinades, Rub, and Glazes 2

Sauces 12

Salsas 32

Herb Butters 44

The Menus 48

Mexican Grill Party 50

An Early Summer Vegetarian Lunch 66

A Getaway Picnic 76

Father's Day Barbecue 94

A Grand Summer Brunch Buffet 106

Block Party 122

Fire Up the Grill for Lunch! 138

Lazy Days at the Beach Buffet 150

An Easy-As-Pie Pizza Party 168

Chic Cocktail Party in the City 176

End of Summer Picnic 192

Extra Side Dishes 210

Extra Desserts 232

Acknowlegments 250

Index 251

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