4th of July food is primarily centered around cookouts and barbecue, with “all American” favorites like grilled steak. While other holidays may be geared more toward formal dining, 4th of July recipes are typically casual, flavorful, filled with fresh, seasonal ingredients, easy to eat and the perfect accompaniment to a backyard summer barbecue.
The key to a great steak topping, and a great side dish, is subtle flavor that enhances your cut. Think “less is more,” and when possible, choose ingredients that are fresh and vibrant. Round out your 4th of July meal with red, white, and blue recipes that provide great flavor and a patriotic palette.
There are dozens of ways to fulfill the “red” component of your “red, white and blue” menu, but not all recipes are created equal. For your 4th of July meal, you can’t go wrong with one of these favorites:
Finishing butters, or compound butters, are made of high-quality butter and herbs or other ingredients that enhance the flavor of any dish. They add rich flavor without overpowering. Choose between:
From blue cheese to blueberries and beyond, you’ll satisfy the “blue” component of your 4th of July menu in no time! We recommend:
You’re ready for a red, white, and blue menu worth celebrating! Tell us your favorite 4th of July recipe in the comments below, then share this post with your friends!