Father’s Day has crept on me this year. I was working on it last month then put it all aside and oops! it is here already. Luckily I had the menu completed but totally forgot to get Father’s Day cards. Time to run to the store. I’ve been feeling like a chicken with their head cut off this week. My brain is not firing on all cylinders.
This menu is so easy that I can make it with the few brain cells that are actually working. The star is my idea of Surf and Turf. It is Grilled Hangar Steak and Shrimp with a Peach, Chipotle, Blue Cheese Butter. I made a quick peach marinade for the shrimp and a light compound butter to top the surf and turf. After a quick grilling, this scrumptious dish is ready.
To go with our Surf and Turf, I served Grilled Potato Rosemary Kebabs. The key to cooking potatoes on the grilling is a quick blast in the microwave. This helps the potatoes stay creamy on the inside and develop a lovely crispness from grilling. Since rosemary grows so prevalently in our yard, I love to find new ways to use it. The larger rosemary sprigs make a fantastic skewer.
Grilled Curry Lime Corn on the cob is a delicious accompaniment to this meal. We have had delectable corn this year. It has been so sweet. With a kick grilling, a splash of lime just and a sprinkle of curry salt, fresh corn on the cob makes the most exquisite side dish.
We cannot forget dessert. Since I was grilling everything else, why not grill dessert? This is a simple dessert, Grilled Angel Food Cake and Pineapple with Fresh Raspberry Sauce. Store bought angel food cake is lightly grilled along with some fresh juicy pineapple. I whipped out a quick fresh raspberry sauce and put it all together in 5 minutes. What a great way to end Father’s Day.
Maybe you would rather start Father’s Day off with a bang. Try making Lightened Creme Brulee French Toast. I rescued an old Gourmet recipe and made it more heart healthy. It still is a decadent breakfast perfect for a special occasion but it won’t clog your arteries. That is a big plus in our family.
I hope you get to enjoy a wonderful weekend with your family honoring the great men in your family. Wishing you all a Happy Father’s Day.