A Simple Show of Thanks

A Simple Show of Thanks

When it comes to Father’s Day, the simple act of slowing down to celebrate can go a long way.

As the days grow longer and the temperatures climb higher, a laidback summer gathering allows us to enjoy the company of family without the stress of a complicated meal. So, in this spirit of simplicity and in honor of the enduring love and appreciation we have for the father figures in our lives, we have put together a Father’s Day barbeque menu that will allow you to spend more time celebrating with the people who matter most.

Creating a simple meal allows you to spend time and energy on selecting the best ingredients, preparing each step with care and serving delicious food. This way, you have more time to slow down and enjoy the process. Our Father’s Day menu celebrates the summer classics: burgers, potatoes and perfectly seasoned grilled vegetables. Enjoy this classic meal and the memories you make when you gather to toast your fathers and grandfathers.

The Ultimate Burger

This tasty recipe uses just the right balance of ingredients to complement the natural flavor of the burger. Add a dash of your favorite FilFil for an extra layer of delicious complexity.

Ingredients

1 pound lean ground beef

1 large egg

2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

½ cup minced onion

¼ cup almond flour

1 tablespoon FilFil

Directions

In a bowl, combine all ingredients until well mixed. Divide into 4 equal parts and shape into patties about 4 inches in diameter. Brush a light coat of olive oil over the grill and lay burgers over the grill at high heat. Close lid and wait about 4 minutes or until browned on one side. Flip only once and then close lid and wait another 3-4 minutes until both sides are browned. If you are adding cheese to your burgers, put the cheese on 1 minute before you are finished grilling the burgers.

Grill the buns. Our favorite hamburger buns are brioche buns – they are soft, slightly sweet and 1 minute on the grill will give them the perfect crisp.

Serve with a range of your favorite add-ons. We recommend:

FilFil

Ketchup

Mustard & Co Black Truffle Mustard or any flavor of your choice

Avocado

Red Onion

Caramelized Onions

Mayonnaise

Cheddar Cheese

 

 

 

Roasted Potato Salad

With bold flavors and warm, crispy potatoes, this twist on the traditional potato salad makes for a satisfying complement to the meal.

Ingredients

½ pound sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes

½ pound yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced rosemary

1 teaspoon salt, divided

1 teaspoon pepper, divided

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon minced shallots

1 tablespoon Black Truffle Mustard

Directions

Place a large baking sheet in oven and preheat oven to 400˚, keeping baking sheet in the oven as it preheats. Combine potatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic and rosemary in a bowl, toss to coat. Spread mixture over preheated baking sheet and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper. Bake at 400˚for 30 minutes. Whisk remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, pepper, vinegar, shallots and mustard in a small bowl. Drizzle dressing over warm potatoes and serve.

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables

These no-fuss but flavorful grilled vegetables are a tasty (and healthy!) addition to the meal. Your selection of vegetables can vary depending on what your favorite flavors are and what is in season around you. We chose vegetables that we could find at our local farmer’s market. Here are a few suggestions:

Asparagus

Onions

Peppers

Eggplant

Zucchini

Squash

Directions

Toss in olive oil, salt, pepper and minced garlic. Grill over medium high heat until soft and slightly charred and crispy, about 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes.

Grilled Peaches

For dessert, consider a delicious summer classic like grilled peaches to end the meal. Simply cut peaches in half, remove the pit and grill over medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side. Top with your favorite vanilla ice cream for the perfect crowd pleaser.

 

A comfortable setting, good food and close friends and family are all you need to make a simple gathering special. Take time this Father’s Day to truly connect and enjoy those most important to you.

 

Happy Father’s Day!

 

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