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5 Tasty Summer Kitchen Recipes You’ll Love

June 29, 2016

Have you completed your summer kitchen project?  If so, it’s time to fire up the grill, wipe down the counters and show off your beautiful new outdoor space.  Here are a few recipes perfect for hosting summer get togethers.

#1 Low Country Broil Packets:KC0212_Low-Country-Boil-Packet_s4x3_jpg_rend_sni12col_landscape.jpg

Ingredients

  • 8 shell-on jumbo shrimp, deveined
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
  • 6 small red skin potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 links andouille sausage (about 8 ounces), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 16 littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 2 ears corn, cut into 1-inch wheels
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lemon, sliced into 8 rounds
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • Grilled crusty bread, for serving

Directions

  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  • Toss the shrimp with the seafood seasoning. Place two 12-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil per packet (8 sheets total for 4 packets) on a flat surface. Divide the ingredients among the 4 packets, layering in the potato slices, sausage slices, shrimp, clams, corn wheels, butter, lemon rounds and scallions. Fold up the ends of the foil and seal into packets.
  • Place the packets on the grill, cover and cook until the clams open and the potatoes and shrimp are cooked, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with grilled crusty bread.

 

Total Time:30 min Prep:10 min  Cook:20 min

Yield:4 servings Level:Easy

#2 Watermelon Cosmo Punch

Ingredients
  • 3 cups vodka
  • 3 cups watermelon puree
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • Hollowed-out watermelon, for serving, optional
  • Fresh mint, for garnish
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar

 

Directions
  • Pour the vodka, watermelon puree, lime juice and Simple Syrup into a pitcher. Add to a punch bowl or a hollowed-out watermelon. Serve in punch glasses over ice and garnished with mint.

Simple Syrup:

  • Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Yield: 1 1/2 cups

 

Total Time:25 min Prep:5 min  Inactive:15 min  Cook:5 min

Yield:8 to 10 servings Level:EasyKC0212_Watermelon-Cosmo-Punch_s4x3_jpg_rend_sni12col_landscape.jpg

 

#3 Savory Grilled VeggiesEI1C03_Grilled-Vegetables_s4x3_jpg_rend_sni12col_landscape.jpg

Ingredients
  • 3 red bell peppers, seeded and halved
  • 3 yellow squash (about 1 pound total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • 3 zucchini (about 12 ounces total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • 3 Japanese eggplant (12 ounces total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • 12 cremini mushrooms
  • 1 bunch (1-pound) asparagus, trimmed
  • 12 green onions, roots cut off
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Directions
  • Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or prepare the barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush the vegetables with 1/4 cup of the oil to coat lightly. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper. Working in batches, grill the vegetables until tender and lightly charred all over, about 8 to 10 minutes for the bell peppers; 7 minutes for the yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms; 4 minutes for the asparagus and green onions. Arrange the vegetables on a platter. The key to getting those great grill marks is to not shift the vegetables too frequently once they’ve been placed on the hot grill.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, parsley, basil, and rosemary in a small bowl to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the herb mixture over the vegetables. Serve the vegetables, warm or at room temperature.

 

Total Time:40 min Prep:15 min  Cook:25 min

Yield:6 servings Level:Easy

 #4 California BLT with Garlic-Dill Mayo

Ingredients
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 2 tbsp. chopped dill
  • 8 slices multigrain bread, toasted
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • green leaf lettuce
  • 2 avocados, sliced 1/4″ thicklandscape-1466107028-california-blt-with-dill-mayol1.jpg
Directions
  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Line rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Place bacon in a single layer. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl mix together mayonnaise, garlic, and dill.
  3. Toast bread and spread spoonful of garlic-dill mayo on one side of each piece. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper and divide slices between 4 pieces of bread. Top tomato with green leaf lettuce, avocado, and 2 pieces of bacon (broken into pieces to fit inside the sandwich). Top each with remaining pieces of bread and serve.

Total Time: 25 min Prep: 5 min

Level: Easy  Yield:  4 servings

#5 Grilled Shrimp Taco Bowllandscape-1463694185-grilled-shrimp-taco-bowll1.jpg

Ingredients

  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 c. chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1 c. plain yogurt
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 c. shredded red cabbage
  • 2 romaine hearts, finely chopped
  • 2 avocados, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor add 2 chopped scallions, cilantro, yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic, vinegar, lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; pulse until combined. Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a small skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add tortilla strips in batches and shallow fry until golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Fry remaining tortilla strips, adding more oil as needed.
  3. Heat a grill or a grill pan over high heat; oil the grill grate. In a medium mixing bowl, season shrimp with salt and pepper; drizzle with olive oil and massage. When grill pan is hot place shrimp in an even single layer. Cook for 2 minutes on each side and transfer to plate.
  4. Mix red cabbage and romaine together. Divide greens, avocado, tortilla strips and shrimp into 4 large bowls. Drizzle with cilantro yogurt dressing and sprinkle with remaining scallions and crushed red pepper flakes.

Total Time: 25 min Prep: 5 min

Level: Easy  Yield:  4 servings

*recipes courtesy food network and delish

Top Tips: Designing Your Summer Kitchen

May 10, 2016

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. A place where family and friends gather to mingle and linger sharing laughs, conversations and memories. Consider the thought of expanding that space into the beautiful outdoors and creating moments to remember during those everlasting summer days.  What would be your ideal summer kitchen?  Here are a few tips to reflect on pergola with granite and brick paverswhen designing your new outdoor space.

Location Evaluation

Your summer kitchen location should be easily accessible to your indoor kitchen. This allows for a closer relationship to in-home utilities and prep area.  A smaller set of utilities may also be desired, if so, plan your location in an area where proper underground lines can be laid or hardwiring can be placed.

Purposeful Precincts

Reflect on how each space poses a purposeful role and works together based on their zone. Hot zones are your grills, cook tops and pizza ovens.  Your wet zone would be the sink and surrounding countertop. Refrigerators, freezers and other cold storage spaces would be your cold zone.  In addition, you have a dry zone.  This is counter space used for food prep, plus cabinetry and storage space not dedicated to supporting any of the other three functioning zones.

Aesthetically Appealing

To compliment your new project, granite is not only a beautiful choice for your summer outdoor kitchen_wood look tile slatskitchen, but is also practical as a bar top and/or counter space. Stacked stone accents are an attractive tribute to the outdoors and offer a wide-variety of elevations to choose from. You can also add wood-look tile as a wrap around or focal wall.  Incorporate an island where family and guests can relax on one side, and the grill master can heat up taste buds on the other.

Whether you are looking to start from scratch or improve the summer kitchen already in place, draw your loved ones closer together by creating a space where laughs, conversations and memories are made.

 

Are you in the market for flooring and kitchen cabinets but don’t want the hassle of retail?

May 20, 2010

Nowadays it seems you hear the phrase “no hassle” everywhere you go. From bank loans to credit cards, car dealerships to appliance warehouses- they all promise that business with them is “no hassle” at all.  The idea of paying a fair price for something of great quality and value is pretty appealing as is securing a loan or a credit card without hidden fees and surprise charges. Who hasn’t wanted to pull out their hair when buying a car or reconciling their checkbook?

While we cannot speak for the claims of these other businesses we can tell you that shopping at ProSource of Pinellas County is definitely hassle free.  Here’s why:

  1. One Stop Shopping! Are you tired of running around Clearwater, Tampa or St. Petersburg because the selection isn’t enough here or there?  ProSource of Pinellas County has the most complete selection of flooring and kitchen and bath cabinets so you don’t need to go anywhere else. No need to head over to the tile factory or the carpet warehouse; all your flooring and cabinets is all right here in our 9,000 sq ft showroom.  Those big box stores cannot compete with ProSource of Pinellas County’s selection!
  2. No Distractions! Lots of stores that sell flooring and cabinets sell a lot of other things.  Not ProSource!  ProSource of Pinellas County has over 25,000 products to choose from in flooring and cabinets exclusively.  You won’t get distracted by kitchen appliances or patio furniture or plants.  You’ll just see square foot after square foot of ceramic tile, porcelain tiles, glass tiles, carpets, hardwood floors, laminate flooring, kitchen and bath cabinets, granite countertops, natural stone, and backsplashes.
  3. Low Prices! We spend our time negotiating so you don’t have to do it.  ProSource of Pinellas County works directly with flooring and cabinet manufacturers to get the very best prices in the industry or we don’t display their product.  We leverage our national buying power to get the best flooring and cabinet prices for ProSource Members and their Clients.
  4. No Retail! In a Hurry?  ProSource of Pinellas County is not open to the public.  A ProSource Showroom is designed specifically for the trade professional and their clients.   The ProSource Showroom and its incredible selection are designed to give a Member and their clients ample time and variety to make the right flooring and cabinet decisions.
  5. Low Overhead! ProSource of Pinellas County keeps the operating costs low which reflect in the flooring and cabinet prices.  ProSource of Pinellas County does not rely on print or television and radio advertising. Our best form of advertising is our Members telling other trade colleagues.

ProSource of Pinellas County is the Trade Professional’s #1 Source for Wholesale Floors and Cabinets.  Leave the hassle of the big box and other retail stores behind and head to ProSource of Pinellas County.

If you’d like more information on ProSource of Pinellas County and its fantastic selection of kitchen cabinets, laminates, hardwoods, red oak hardwoods, carpet, tile, natural stone, ceramic tile or any other types of flooring, please contact ProSource of Pinellas County at 727-545-9935 or visit our website at http://www.prosourcefloors.com/pinellascounty.