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Celebrate the Fourth of July with Grilling

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This all grilled meal has become a favorite of mine for serving to company. The meat and vegetables can be prepped ahead of time and when the company arrives, I just fire up the grill!

Grilled Flank Steak
Grilled Red Potatoes, Corn on the Cob & Red Onions w/a Basil Dijon Vinaigrette

And don't forget dessert: Blueberry, Peach Cobbler...a perfect Fourth of July meal!

Grilled Flank Steak with Rosemary

• ½ cup soy sauce
• ½ cup olive oil
• 4 ½ tablespoons honey
• 6 large garlic cloves, minced
• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
• 1 ½ tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
• 1 ½ teaspoons salt
• 2 pound flank steak


1. Mix all ingredients except steak in 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish.
2. Add steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, turning occasionally.
3. Prepare barbeque (medium-high heat)
4. Remove meat from marinade; discard marinade.
5. Grill steak to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
6. Transfer steak to work surface. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut across grain into thin strips Arrange on platter and serve.

Grilled Vegetables


8 Corn on the Cob
2 Red Onions
1 lb Red Potatoes
¼ cup olive oil
s & p


1. Cut onions in quarter leaving the "hairy" part of the onion attached to each quarter
2. Cut potatoes in half
3. Coat corn, onions, potatoes in olive oil, s & p.
4. Preheat the grill to high
5. Grill all vegetables until they have a grill mark and are tender

Basil Dijon Vinaigrette


• 4 T Olive Oil
• S & P
• 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
• Juice of 2 lemons
• 2 T. White Wine
• 2 t. favorite gourmet mustard ( I used Dijon)
• ¼ cup olive oil
• ½ - 1 cup fresh basil
• 1 t S
• ½ t P


1. In a blender or food processor mix garlic, lemon juice, wine, mustard and basil.
2. Slowly pour in olive oil until blended. Add S & P to taste
3. Add vinaigrette to vegetables

Courtesy: Donna Sawyer

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