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Monday, July 5, 2010

Random Eats for a Holiday

I hope you all had a good 4th of July for the folks in the US. Yesterday was a very chill veg out day for me. It was also a perfect excuse to bust out ol' Georgie once again. It's really handy for when you have no room to have an actual grill. Oh, the day when that will happen. :) I cooked up the usual holiday staples like burgers and hotdogs.

Grilled up a couple of juicy delicious quarter pound burgers. I simply seasoned them with salt and pepper. Nothing else. Cooked them until they were medium-rare with a nice melted slice of swiss cheese on top. I wanted to preserve the flavor of the meat, so I didn't add anything else to it.  To wash it all down, I also had myself a nice cold guinness.

I paired the burger with a simple roasted anaheim pepper relish, which I simply fire-roasted the pepper over the stove to remove the skin, fine chopped and combined it with some sweet relish. It gave the burger a nice hint of heat. Anyone who's not fond of hot or spicy will like this. Other burger fix-ins was a nice thick slice form a beefy tomato and some avocado. Yum yum!!

A few hours later...I grilled up a few hot dogs.

These were chicken franks that I found at the grocery. I like to call these a nicely stuffed dog. I placed a slice swiss on the bun before placing the hotdogs. A little squish of mustard and some relish. Toppings are as follow fresh chopped tomato sauteed onion, avocado chunks and some pieces of pepperoni that I cooked up like bacon.

The day is an excuse to eat, I tell ya!!! :)


Unknown said...

I love hot dogs :) thats what i'm having for dinner tonight actually.

Tangled Noodle said...

Classic American fare for a classic American holiday - it all looks good! We also grilled burgers, had chips & guacamole and some shortcake for dessert. All in all, a tasty holiday weekend for everyone! 8-)

Daily Spud said...

Glad to see that you added a bit of Irishness to your 4th of July celebrations with that Guinness :)

Reeni said...

Perfect eats for the 4th! The relish sounds tasty!

theUngourmet said...

I love you hot dog toppings! Looks like your holiday was loaded with great food! ;)

Ameena said...

I too wish I had a grill...our building doesn't allow them. :(

I really love relish and had no idea it was that easy to make a flavored relish!

Hope you and Georgie have a good Tuesday! :)

OysterCulture said...

Nothing random about tasty good food. Looks delicious!

tavolini said...

and how! Love the avocado!!!

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