Memorial Day may mean hot dogs and burgers, but it can also mean aioli condiments, quinoa salad, and rhubarb spritzer.
Summer is the season of eating outdoors. Typically, that means food that is either grilled or packed into portable containers and served cold. From the Monitor's archives, here is a list of 15 recipes – some exotic, some traditional, and all delectable – to help you prepare for your next picnic, barbecue, or day at the beach.
Hamburgers, hamburgers, hamburgers!
Pork sliders are quick to make and can be served as an appetizer or in pairs to make up a meal.
Four variations for turning an ordinary hot dog into a tasty delight.
Memorial Day is a day for parades, picnics, and firing up the grill.
Surprise your guests with a refreshing spritzer made with rhubarb and honey.
Forget ordinary ketchup and mustard for your hamburger. The next time you grill, try roasted aioli and blue cheese for an adventure in flavors.
Pair quinoa with citrus flavors for a fresh, spring salad.
Turkey burgers 'livened up' with Asian flavors.
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A sweet, chewy coconut cookie with a nutty crunch.
Incredibly fresh, sustainably caught walleye fillets from the Red Lake Chippewa reservation require little more than salt, pepper and tarragon, then a quick sautée in butter to be delicious.
Crisp, fresh spring peas with their beautiful, light flavor create a delicate soup.
Lemon bars are easy to make a perfect thing to bring to picnics and backyard parties.
A delicious crumble that tastes great with ice cream and the next day.
Steaming duck legs with ginger, garlic, star anise and Chinese five-spice powder before roasting them infuses the meat with flavor and moisture for this Chinese pasta dish.
Pho is Vietnamese soup flavored with meat and fresh herbs.
Stuffed grape leaves are a popular appetizer across Europe and the Middle East.