This whole Sunday Supper brings a lot of different memories. The theme today is cookout recipes, since it´s Labor Day in the US. Our worker´s holiday is May 1, one of the two days in the whole year (the other being Jan 1st) that even shopping centers close.
Do I need an excuse to come up with summery recipes? Of course not, especially since the last days have been amazingly sunny and warm.
Since the strawberries at the market were surprisingly sweet and fat, I decided to make my grandmother´s strawberry pie. It´s simple but full of flavor and has a delightful syrup on top made with the strawberries´ own juices. She was a very travelled and worldly person, and baked double crusted apple pies and curries when nobody else did here. Her recipe uses sour cream with sugar, which results in a tangy cream and doesn´t require whipping. I changed that a bit because I had mascarpone in the fridge, and we all know how quickly that goes bad. If you don´t like to use gelatin, a few teaspoons of cornstarch can be added to the juices and cooked until thick. Either way, the flavor will come from fresh strawberries and that always beats artificial-flavored jello.
But before we eat dessert, we have to get the holiday started with something to drink. Enter the clericó, or white sangria. I used that name to get you interested. Here, sangria is made with red wine, sugar and fruit. When white wine is used it´s called clericó. This light colored version was so popular in the 80´s, I don´t think there´s one of us from that neon clothing, big hair, shoulder padded era that didn´t drink it. Especially during the summer, after a long day at the beach. You would go to the beach bar and order a large jar of clerico to share with friends. Some of us would only munch at the fruit (banana pieces my absolute favorite), which got me into trouble anyway, because, after a while, the fruit would be soaked in a lot of wine.
Today, I had a preview of summer, with a great menu that included the white sangria, salad, meat and potatoes, coleslaw, strawberry tart and chocolate cake.
All wonderful, though some better than others (that´s you zucchini salad).
I can get used to this type of holiday menu, and if I consider all the holidays around the world that I take part of because of this blog, I might end up living in a semi-permanent good mood.
For the dough:
½ recipe Pate Sablée (see recipe here)
For the filling:
1 pound strawberries, cleaned and sliced thick
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 Tbs cold water
¾ cup cream
3 Tbs mascarpone
¼ cup powdered sugar
Mint leaves, for garnish
For the dough: Roll and line a square or round 8 inch (23 cm) pie or tart plate with removable bottom. Prick the bottom dough and refrigerate for an hour.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF /180ºC. Line the tart pan with aluminum foil and beans or pie weights, and bake for 15/20 minutes. Remove the foil carefully and continue baking 10 to 15 minutes until the dough is fully baked. Let cool completely on wire rack. Unmold and transfer to serving plate.
For the filling: Before you start rolling the dough, put the sliced strawberries together with the sugar in a bowl. Cover and let marinate at room tº, at least 2 hours. If leaving the mixture more than a few hours keep it refrigerated.
When you´re ready to assemble the tart, pour the liquid from the strawberries in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until reduced to half a cup, about 5 minutes. In a small cup put cold water and sprinkle gelatin over. Let hydrate a few minutes. Add to the hot, reduced strawberry syrup that has been removed from the heat, and mix until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Let this mixture cool in the fridge until it begins to thicken. Don´t let it set.
Beat the cold cream and mascarpone together with powdered sugar until thick. Spread this mixture evenly on bottom of cooled crust. Scatter marinated strawberries on top and then carefully add the cold strawberry gelatin mixture with a spoon. It might or might not cover the whole surface.
Let the cake set in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, garnish with mint leaves and serve.
½ red apple
1/3 cup blueberries
1/3 cup sliced strawberries
1 orange, unpeeled
½ cup sugar
1 bottle dry white wine
Ice cubes (cold club soda might be used)
Ice cubes (cold club soda might be used)
Slice the orange, the banana and the apple. Put them in a jar together with the rest of the fruit. Add sugar and then half the bottle of white wine.
With a wooden spoon, mix everything well. Add the rest of the wine and ice cubes.
As usual, our group came up with extraordinary recipes, which you can look at, pin, cook and bake to your heart´s content. Check them out!
Labor Day Cookout Recipes:
Labor Day Cookout Recipes:
Starters & Snacks
· Lobster Salad with Avocado, Corn and Tomatoes by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
· Grilled Vegetable Spread by Magnolia Days
· Toast Topper #8: Tomato Confit for #SundaySupper by Yummy Smells
· Honey BBQ Wings and Cool Ranch by Big Bears Wife
· Finger Lickin’ Chicken Drumettes by Noshing with the Nolands
· Baked Shrimp and Pasta Caprese by Mama’s Blissful Bites
· Korean chili by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
· Newfangled Cowtown White Chicken Chili by Shockingly Delicious
· Strawberry BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches by The Weekend Gourmet
· Spicy Seoulful Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Kimchi Mom
· Smoked Pork Butt (A How-To) from Juanita’s Cocina
· Soy Glazed Chicken Thighs by The Messy Baker Blog
· Stuffed Green Chili con Queso Cheeseburger Sliders by Damn Delicious
· Adana kebab by Small Wallet, Big Appetite
· Portabello Paninis by The Hand That Rocks the Ladle
· Bloody Mary Skirt Steak by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
· Tuna and Roasted Pepper Packets by Cindy’s Recipes & Writings
· Mint Marinated Beef Kabobs with Garlic Sauce by Sustainable Dad
· Creamy Latin Style Pasta by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
· Spicy Portuguese Style Sliders by Daily Dish Recipes
· Aromatic Glazed Salmon by Happy Baking Days
· Pork sliders by Basic ‘N Delicious
· Foil Packet Chicken by In the Kitchen with Audrey
Salads & Sides
· Mom’s Savory Pork’n’Beans by Webicurean
· Ranch Potato Salad by My Catholic Kitchen
· Gluten Free Penne hot salad with basil, asparagus, cherry tomatoes fresh mozzarella and chicken with a mustard vineagarete for #SundaySupper by Cooking Underwriter
· Southern Surprise Potato Salad by Granny’s Down Home Southern Cooking
· #SundaySupper Marinated Ginger Chicken & Spinach Salad by Kwistin’s Favorites
· Roasted Potato & Corn Salad w/ Bacon by GirliChef
· Vegan Caprese Salad by Galactosemia in PDX
· Picnic Friendly Grilled Vegetable Salad by Mama Mommy Mom
· Smokin Hot Caribbean Spiced Corn-On-The-Cob by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
· Potato salad with Stilton and bacon by Tora’s Real Food
· Tomato Feta Orzo Salad by Family Foodie
· Frozen Sangria by Supper For a Steal
· Persian mint & cucumber cooler (sekanjabeen) by Family Spice
· lightened lemon pound cake by The Meltaways
· Root Beer Float Cupcakes by Chocolate Moosey
· Strawberry Cream Squares by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
· Fresh Mango Pie by La Cocina De Leslie
· Brown Butter M&M Cookies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
· Gluten Free Lemon Blondies by No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
· Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake by Baker Street
· Strawberry Pie + White Sangria by Vintage Kitchen Notes
· Grilled Banana Splits by Diabetic Foodie
· Easy Desserts: Frozen Chocolate Bananas by Home Cooking Memories
· Ice Cream Sandwich Cake by Comfy Cuisine
· Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies for a Holiday Cookout #SundaySupper by In the Kitchen with KP
· Labor Day Cookout Food And Wine Pairings by ENOFYLZ
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