What a gorgeous day here in NE!! Sunny and warm. Cooked up a sublime summertime meal
1) steak tips marinated for hours in a vinegar/tomato/molasses rich BBQ sauce then grilled to med rare
2) cold pasta salad made with bow ties, freshly shelled local peas and shredded carrots tossed with a ginger heavy dressing. Was not sure how this would go with the BBQ but it was great!
3) corn on the cob, steamed, w/ lots of butter and salt.
4) watermelon chunks and caramel turtle brownies for dessert. The brownies were package ghiradelli (I am so not a baker) but they were darn good!!
This was all served with assorted wines and beers as well as southsides. Got to love summer!!
What's a southside??
I like to do my corn huskless on the grill. I just rub it with seasoned oil and put it right on the grate. Turn it a lot to avoid letting it get too black unless you like that sort of thing. Leave it on until about 15-20 minutes, you should hear it start 'popping' sorta like popcorn and it will be really fragrant and a deep rich color. You hardly even need to put anything on it, although I like the mexican 'crema mexicana' mixed with chili powder and cumin then slathered all over the corn. I swear it's like a food orgasm
A southside is basically a mojito made with gin however citron vodka works nicely too!
2 oz gin
1 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
3 - 4 oz soda water or seltzer
2 mint sprigs, or to taste
2 slice of lime, peeled
Muddle the mint with the peeled limes, lime juice, and simple syrup. Add gin and shake well. Pour into a goblet over crushed ice and stir until the outer-glass frosts. Top with soda water, garnish with a sprig of mint, and serve.