Savor the flavors of summerN
orth-eastern summer feasting is all about fresh, tasty ingredients direct from the farm and sea. This menu elevates popular summer ingredients like oysters, crab, potatoes and fruit and delivers a summer feast that is sure to please. Best of all, the whole menu can be made in advance!
~ The Menu ~
Starter: Oysters "Rockabrett"
Nothing represents summer in the northeast quite like shellfish. Oysters, baked or grilled, with butter, garlic, herbs and melted cheese will kick your next summer inspired meal off to an impressive start.
Let’s get shucking!
Entree: Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
This crab cake recipe is loaded with fresh, delicious, jumbo lump crab and seasoned just enough to enhance the crab’s delicate flavor and to hold them together. The are baked, not fried, (not because I don’t love frying but because they are better this way!) and they can be made several hours in advance.
Side Dish: French Style Potato Salad
Fresh, chopped herbs are tossed with warm potatoes, champagne vinegar and white wine to come together for a fabulous summer side dish. This is a fabulous recipe to showcase your summer herb garden!
Dessert: Melon Salad with Mint & Amaretto
The best part of making desserts in the summer time is that there is such an abundant supply of fresh fruit to work with. This summertime favorite combines seasonally fresh melon and garden mint with a splash of Amaretto to finish off a any summer meal on a lighter bite, while still satisfying that sweet tooth!