Labor Day: Southern-Style Menu

Featured Article,Holidays,Labor Day
August 15, 2011

A Southern-style menu for the grill puts a tasty spin on your Labor Day menu.

Southern Catfish Menu
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn
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Southern food is more than barbecue and fried chicken. And since you can grill out earlier and later in the year below the Mason-Dixon line, folks tend to get really creative with their outdoor cooking, tossing all manner of meats, fish and vegetables on the grill.
To honor summer's last song this Labor Day, here is a menu that offers something different, yet still familiar.

Corn gets gussied up with chipotle butter, biscuits with fresh rosemary, asparagus bundles with salty prosciutto, catfish with pesto and for a sweet finish, grilled mango over ice cream. If you’re tired of burgers and dogs, strike up the grill for a menu that’s just a little bit of country.

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Pesto Catfish Packets

Summer flavors of pesto and tomato in a quick fish from the grill.

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Rosemary Biscuits

Tender hot bread for dinner, with an herb flavor.

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Grilled Corn with Chipotle Butter and Cheese

Piquant peppers, lime and a sprinkle of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese imbues grilled corn with abundant flavor.

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

This easy asparagus side gets gussied up on the grill with help from crispy and delicious prosciutto.

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