Easy July 4th BBQ Menu~ Main Dish, Sides and Dessert!
The Organic Kitchen
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  • 20 mins Cook time 18 mins Total time 38 mins This is a Spiker family favorite! I use organic low sugar apricot preserves, but the sweeter works well too. If you use more than 3 large chicken breasts be sure to make more sauce, people practically drink this stuff! Author: Linda Spiker Recipe type: Main Course Cuisine: BBQ Serves: 4 Ingredients Makes four 7" kabobs 3 large chicken breasts, cut into 1 ½” cubes and skewered 1 med shallot, minced 2 tablespoons toasted Sesame oil ½ tsp each sea salt and ground pepper ½ Cup teriyaki sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 5 tablespoons apricot preserves ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice ¼ teaspoon dried ground ginger ¼ tsp- ¾ tsp red pepper flakes (1/4 t for mild,1/2 t for med ¾ t for hot!) Instructions Cut chicken and skewer, set aside. Pour sesame oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Add minced shallot and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for one more minute. Add salt, pepper, teriyaki and apricot preserves. Whisk till well blended then add orange juice, ginger and red pepper flakes. Simmer for about five minutes to thicken sauce. Let cool. After sauce cools separate ⅓ cup sauce and use to brush very lightly on chicken kabobs. Place remaining sauce in a covered dish and put in the fridge. Cover kabobs and refrigerate for 2 hours or more. Heat grill to 375 degrees Place kabobs on grill and cook for 20 minutes, turning every five minutes. Place on platter when done. Remove apricot sauce from fridge and heat in sauce pan, drizzle over cooked kabobs and serve. 3.2.2708
  • Asparagus
  • 2 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 7 mins It doesn’t get any easier than this! Just prepare and add to the grill when whatever you are grilling is almost done. Author: Linda Spiker Recipe type: Side Dish Cuisine: BBQ Serves: up to you Ingredients Asparagus, trimmed (desired amount) Olive Oil Sea Salt Pepper Instructions Brush asparagus with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and grill for 3 minutes each side or until ends are slightly browned. 3.2.2708
  • Couscous
  • 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins Couscous is a pasta from the Middle East. It is easy to prepare and makes a great side dish to any meat. And the best part is you can add whatever you have on hand! Raisins, cranberries, nuts, greens, mandarin oranges....whatever floats your boat. Couscous is almost impossible to mess up because you take it off heat and let it cook! Author: Linda Spiker Recipe type: Side Dish Cuisine: Moroccan Serves: 6-8 Ingredients 4 Tablespoons butter ½ cup chopped shallots 1 tsp sea salt ½ tsp pepper 1 ½ cups couscous 3 cups chicken stock toasted almond slices, pine nuts, or walnuts,to taste Chives or parsley, chopped Currants, or raisins, or dried cranberries etc... to taste Instructions Melt butter in a large sauté pan, add shallots, salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes Add stock and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add couscous, cover and let sit for 10 minutes Add nuts, parsley and currants etc..... Toss and eat! 3.2.2708



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