We’re going upscale on Memorial Day. No burgers or hot dogs. Not even the more posh chicken or steak.
Instead, we’re piling on the “brain food” with a seafood mixed grill. It matches the environment: a friend’s large, leafy, landscaped backyard atop the New Jersey Palisades, with an incredible view of Manhattan.
A mixed grill is an assortment of grilled meats. Traditionally, it was cooked over charcoal in chop houses.
According to The New York Times:
And Americans? Our mixed grill, even though we don’t call it that, consists of burgers, hot dogs and brats, chicken and ribs.
If your palate favors grilled lamb chops and steaks instead…please invite us!
We’ve long enjoyed a seafood mixed grill, whether cooked on the stove top or on an outdoor grill. Our ideal assortment consists of:
But if you want one, here’s a simple lemon “vinaigrette” that doesn’t mask the flavors of the seafood.
Recipe: Seafood Vinaigrette
Just whisk the ingredients together several hours in advance or overnight, to allow the garlic to infuse. For 6 servings:
Amid the festivities, remember to toast to the memory of all those Americans who perished, fighting for our freedom.