Memorial Day Menu with Southern Charm

Holidays,In Season,Summer
May 23, 2012

Grilling season arrives early below the Mason-Dixon line. For Memorial day weekend, it involves pesto catfish, grilled beef, asparagus-ham bundles and rosemary biscuits—perfect for a holiday with friends.

Mark Boughton/Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Grilling season begins earlier and continues later in the south. Folks get really creative with their outdoor cooking, tossing all manner of meats, fish, vegetables and even fruits on the grill. To honor the first days of summer, here is a menu that offers something different, yet still familiar. Corn gets dressed up with chipotle butter, biscuits with fresh rosemary, and catfish with pesto. So if you're tired of burgers and dogs, strike up the grill for a menu that's just a little bit country.

Barbecued Salmon

Ancho chile powder adds tons of pizzazz to salmon fillets.

catfish packets

Pesto Catfish Packets

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


Rosemary Biscuits

Tender hot bread for dinner, with an herb flavor.


Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

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


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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