Casual Outdoor Entertaining

In Season,Spring,Summer
July 25, 2006

Try these recipes for a perfect, easy outdoor meal.

Lemon Marinated Chicken
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
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The first rule for entertaining outdoors is that there are no rules. No orderly courses, no seating arrangements, no salad fork. This summertime menu is perfect for your next alfresco meal. It uses lots of fresh summery herbs, can be eaten in whatever order you wish, with beer or wine, hot or cold, at the table or . . . barefoot in the park for that matter.

By Marge Perry, a food writer in Tenafly, N.J. 

Shrimp with Chimichurri Sauce

Shrimp with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce

Dip marinated seared shrimp in a fragrant three-herb sauce.

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Lemon Herbed Chicken with Yogurt Dill Sauce

Easy baked chicken gains glamor with yogurt-dill sauce.

Spiced Yellow Rice

Turmeric tints rice a brilliant yellow.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Our flourless chocolate cake with mounds of fresh berries and a pillowy dollop of non-dairy topping is a perfect pick for summertime.

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