Surprise Your Guests

Fourth of July being the nation's birthday, is one of the most significant days for us to celebrate and express our most valued sentiments regarding freedom. We send Fourth of July ecards, we enjoy the wondrous fireworks, we rock with music and what not? But the most noticeable fact about the July fourth is that, we have associated the holiday with exceptionally delicious dishes.

Each year July fourth comes in with air filled with the scent of festivity with a wide spectrum of entertaining events and tempting smell of burgers, barbecues, cakes and yummy desserts, making us lick our lips. Special food and drinks are really inseparable part of July fourth, without which the celebration would have simply lost its meaning. You can make Fourth of July celebration this year an ever memorable chapter with some simple attempts to prepare some mouth watering recipes.

The more you decorate your table with red, white and blue, the higher praises you can get from your beloveds on this Fourth of July. Here are some very simple yet wonderful tips for making our nation's birthday more delicious. You can try out these Fourth of July recipes to strike your family and friends with overwhelming delight.

July Fourth Pork Barbecue

  • garlic powder
  • chili powder
  • 30 ounce of barbecue sauce
  • 1 pork roast (approximately 8 pounds)

All you would require is a crock pot as it maintains a temperature that is relatively moderate. Keep the pork roast in the crock pot to season it with garlic and chili powder sprinkled over both parts of the roast. Cover the pot and get it cooked on high for about three hours. Check it if it has started getting softer. If it is getting tender, take it out and pour off the liquid and add the barbecue sauce. Get it cooked for next couple of hours. Now you can easily shred the stuff to serve on the buns.

With this quantity you can serve at least 10 to 12 members. It is beyond all doubts that each one of them will remember the taste for ever. Be sure that your friends will ask you the secret behind this Fourth of July recipe

July Fourth Minted Lamb Grill

  • 6 T. honey
  • 6 tsp. oil
  • 3 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 3 T. Schwartz lamb seasoning
  • 24 lamb cutlets

With a flick of your finger you can again delight your guests and family members with this easy-to-make Fourth of July recipe.

Take a bowl and combine the oil, lamb seasoning, vinegar and honey all together. Grill the lamb for 12 minutes, until it gets tender. You need to turn the cutlets frequently and brush with the mixture throughout cooking.

This quantity will yield at least 10 to 12 servings and each of your guests love this Fourth of July recipe.

July Fourth Sweet-n-Sour Ribs Barbecue

  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 2 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1/2 c. fresh honey
  • 8 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 T. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 small onion, chopped
  • 10 lb. back ribs

Combine the water, ketchup, honey, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, and chopped onion and cook the mixture for about 10 to 12 minutes stirring it occasionally. Then make a charcoal grill and cook the ribs over the moderately hot coals, turning it constantly and go on brushing the ribs with Worcestershire sauce on each turn. Carry on the process until it is properly cooked.

With this quantity you can serve at least 10 to 12 members.

July Fourth Mango Mahi Mahi

  • 4 ½ lbs Mahi Mahi fillets
  • 3/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 ½ c. chopped basil
  • 1 ½ c. mango juice

This is again a very simple yet delicious preparation that can create a crowd at your table on July fourth this year. Cut the fish according to number of members and place them in a bowl. Combine the olive oil, mango juice and basil and stir it well to form a good mixture. Gently pour the mixture over the slices of Mahi Mahi, cover it and keep it undisturbed for an hour.

By this time get the grill surface thoroughly prepared by putting oil coats. Also make a charcoal grill and when the coal is ready and the flame is no more there, cover it with gray ash. Now place fish slices on hot grill about half a foot from the hot coals and let each of the slices be grilled for at least 6 minutes on each side. When it is over serve the recipe with green salad.

This quantity will yield at least 10 to 12 servings and be prepared for getting lots of praises on this Fourth of July recipe.

These recipes are really easy to make and delicious. With all these special Fourth of July recipes you can get a shower of praises this year - no doubt about it. Apart from sending emails and sharing your emotions to your loved ones, make the day more special with these special recipes.

    Editor’s Note: Julia Hayes is a freelance writer with a passion for ecards and getting connected with people through blogs and social networks. She writes blogs on Fourth of July Wishes and Ecards.