Hosting an outdoor gathering, but not sure what to serve? If you’re tired of the usual burgers and ribs, you can get creative and service up something extra special.
Picture a table filled with vibrant dishes, bursting with flavours, with a mouthwatering menu that combines fresh ingredients, delicious spices, and a touch of culinary magic to create an unforgettable dining experience for your perfect summer gathering.
Appetizer: Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta
Start your party with a refreshing twist on a classic summer favourite. This Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta combines the sweetness of juicy watermelon with the tanginess of feta cheese, and a kick of heat from chili flakes. Simply toss bite-sized watermelon cubes with crumbled feta, fresh mint leaves, a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lime, and a sprinkle of Belle Donne chili flakes. The combination of flavours will ignite your palate and set the stage for a great meal.
Main Course: Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers
No summer gathering is complete without a grilled masterpiece, and these Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers will steal the show. Marinate tender chicken chunks in a blend of lemon juice, minced garlic, chopped fresh herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, and parsley), a pinch of salt, and a generous sprinkle of our zesty Montreal Chicken Spice. Let the flavours mingle for a few hours before threading the chicken onto skewers and grilling them to juicy perfection. The aroma will have your guests eagerly awaiting their turn to savour these succulent skewers.
Side Dish: Turmeric Roasted Vegetables
Add a vibrant burst of colour and flavour to your table with Turmeric Roasted Vegetables. Toss a medley of seasonal vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and red onions with olive oil, a teaspoon of ground Belle Donne turmeric, cumin, salt, and pepper. Roast them until they’re tender and slightly caramelized, bringing out their natural sweetness. The earthy turmeric and aromatic cumin will infuse the dish with warmth, making it a perfect accompaniment to your main course.
Dessert: Spiced Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Ice Cream
End your summer gathering on a sweet note with a tropical treat. Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Ice Cream is a match made in dessert heaven. Slice fresh pineapple into rings and sprinkle them generously with a mixture of Belle Donne cinnamon, nutmeg, and a touch of brown sugar. Grill the pineapple until it caramelizes and serves it with a scoop of creamy coconut ice cream. The combination of warm, caramelized fruit with the cool, tropical flavours of coconut will transport your taste buds to a blissful paradise.
With this creative and delicious menu, you’ll create a summer gathering that your guests will remember for years to come. From the refreshing Spicy Watermelon Salad to the succulent Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers, and the vibrant Turmeric Roasted Vegetables to the indulgent Spiced Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Ice Cream, each dish is infused with the bold flavorus of carefully selected spices. So fire up the grill, unleash your culinary creativity, and let the spices do their magic.
Remember, the key ingredient to a perfect gathering is the joy shared among friends and family. So embrace the warmth of the season, savour the flavours, and create lasting memories with those you cherish. Happy summer dining!