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Big Black Dog: Our 4th of July Feast!

July 5, 2008

Our 4th of July Feast!


I've not been able to eat BBQ for about 30 years. And the unloved feeling lingered for about 3 days! I was sad.

But a few weeks ago I decided to try my own hand at some BBQ and I've been a happy woman since and Mr. Tastebuds is thrilled! So to put a bit more excitement into our July 4th dinner I made BBQ Ribs with Parmesan Oven Baked French Fries. Remember I'm really not a cook, I'm a baker but OH MY...one of my best dinners yet!! And we topped it off with a Skinny Girls Margarita!




Dry Rub
Recipe developed in the kitchen of Big-Black-Dog

1-2 tsp marjoram
1/4 c. basil
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tsp rosemary
2 tsp tarragon

Mix all ingredients and rub on top side of ribs. Cook ribs as per directions.

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Strawberry BBQ Sauce
Recipe developed in the kitchen of Big-Black-Dog

2 TBL maple syrup
1-2 TBL brown sugar
1 TBL Worcestershire sauce
1 TBL molasses
2 TBL garlic, minced
1/4 c. cider vinegar
1/2 c. ketchup
2 tsp prepared mustard
1 tsp hot Hungarian paprika or more to taste if you'd like it spicy
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt
About 2 c. fresh strawberries, cleaned **See note

Put all the ingredients in your food processor and give it a whirl. Any extra sauce can be frozen.

Note: I would think any fruit would work, except maybe watermellon! I would like to try peaches next! Ooops...I just googled and watermellon does work in a BBQ sauce...LOL!

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Parmesan Oven Baked French Fries
Recipe adapted from "I have no idea"

3-4 medium to large potatoes
1/4 c. EVOO
1/4 c. Parmesan, finely grated
salt and pepper to taste

Cut potatoes into 1/2" wedges. I did not peel my potatoes but you could if you wanted too. Put potato wedges into a large bowl and drizzle with EVOO. Add salt and fresh ground pepper. Toss well so that each wedge is completely covered with EVOO.

Place potatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet so that potatoes do not touch.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with grated Parmesan and bake another 5 minutes. Serve hot. DELICIOUS!

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8 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

That is a feast! And coming from a baker it must've tasted heavenly :)

July 5, 2008 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger OhioMom said...

Love the ribs and sauce ... I will have to start thinking fruity sauces on my chicken and ribs.

July 5, 2008 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger giz said...

Considering the love/hate with bbq, you've done an amazing job with a pretty creative sauce. Way to go you.

July 5, 2008 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Thank you for visiting my site Michelle. I absolutely love the name of your blog. Is that a picture of your stove? WOW! I'm still wishing upon a star.

July 6, 2008 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Yummy, that's a feast!

July 6, 2008 at 12:37 PM  
OpenID bakingblonde said...

I am drooling over those pictures!!

July 8, 2008 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger glamah16 said...

I can see peaches, blackberries, blue berries. How wonderful! Thank you.

May 12, 2009 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger ttfn300 said...

great bbq sauce!

May 27, 2009 at 9:15 PM  

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