Barbecue Season is here!

So the weather has gotten all sunny and is heating up here in Shanghai. Yesterday I attended my first barbecue of the season – and forgot to capture what I brought in photos, so I’ve re-created it in via leftovers (this is my breakfast this morning)

The mac and cheese I’ve talked about before, but the steak sandwiches are new.


My co-worker Suzette, who hosted the barbecue, had just recently come back from a month in South America and had brought back lots of powders (not that kind) and spices. So using a combination of the paprika mix that Suzette brought back and some local herbs (not that kind), I made South American steak sandwiches. Starting with a baguette, we grilled the steak which I had rubbed with chili powder and sea salt, and then made a sandwich with goat cheese and roasted corn and pepper salsa topped with chimichurri.

What is chimichurri you ask? Its a parsley and garlic based sauce from Argentina – I made mine with a cup of parsley, 6 cloves of garlic, a couple of tablespoons of white wine vinegar, a quarter cup of olive oil, a spice mix of paprika, dried coriander, a couple leaves of fresh oregano, sea salt and the juice and zest of 1 lemon – all of which was dumped into a food processor and ground into a paste. The roasted corn and pepper salsa was made (strangely enough) of over roasted corn, onion, lime juice, salt and fire roasted red bell pepper.

Hope you have a good barbecue season!

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18 Responses to Barbecue Season is here!

  1. hkfuey says:

    i was just reading your blog… when’s the wing throwdown?

  2. Terence says:

    @hkfuey – since you’re the host, isn’t that up to you?

  3. WoAi says:

    Was this a sympathy comment because nobody else commented on this post?

  4. terence says:

    @WoAi – HKFuey was the host. I think she’s legitimately wondering when we’re doing chicken wings.

  5. WoAi says:

    The host with the most. Excellent. Carry on!

  6. terence says:

    @WoAi – Angling for an invite?

  7. WoAi says:

    @T – Was that not clear?

  8. Terence says:

    @Well, you’ve been waiting with baited breath.

  9. WoAi says:

    Oh I see, yes, “angling”. Another fishing pun, wonderful!

  10. Terence says:

    Maybe we should scale back on fishing puns . . .

  11. WoAi says:

    Oh my cod, that was truly dreadful!

  12. Terence says:

    @WoAi – Stop carping about.

  13. WoAi says:

    @T – Someone needs to put you in your plaice!

  14. Terence says:

    @WoAi – Come at me bro! I’ll have your head on a pike!

  15. WoAi says:

    @T – I’m ready for you any time, just let minnow where and when!

  16. Terence says:

    I’ll give you a right pollacking.

  17. WoAi says:

    Whale see about that!

  18. Terence says:

    Eel make sure of it!

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