BBQ Treats. Move over le old potato salad and make room for these chic eats for Memorial Day.

Watermelon with Chile, Salt and Lime – Courtesy of The Kitchn
Spicy and salty, sprinkle this chile mixture on any of your favorite summer fruits like mango, cantaloupe or papaya.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon kosher salt or other coarse salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground chile pepper
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1 (10-pound) watermelon, cut into wedges
Lime wedges and mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Directions
Combine the salt, chile pepper and lime zest. Arrange the watermelon wedges on a platter and drizzle with lime juice. Sprinkle the chile mixture on top. Garnish with lime wedges and mint leaves, if desired.

Add heat to your watermelon with a little chile and lime.
Add heat to your watermelon with a little chile and lime.

Corn on the Cob with Garlicky Italian Butter – Courtesy of Eat Wisconsin Cheese
For a perfectly cooked ear of corn, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop in your shucked ears of corn and bring the water back to a boil (roughly 3-4 minutes). Drain the water and enjoy your corn on the cob!

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons sundried tomato paste
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
Place butter, garlic, basil and tomato paste in bowl of small food processor (or place in bowl and use electric mixer). Pulse mixture until blended. Add Parmesan and mix. Remove to sheet of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Form a log about 1 1/2 inches across and 6 inches long, rolling paper tightly around. Refrigerate and let season overnight, if possible.

Slather your con on the cob with fantastic cheeses and spices for an extraordinary corn experience.
Slather your con on the cob with fantastic cheeses and spices for an extraordinary corn experience.

Hamburger Special Sauce – Courtesy of Bon Appetit
Forget the standard ketchup and mustard. Wow your guests’ taste buds and slather this secret sauce onto your hamburger buns.

Ingredients
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon finely grated onion
1 tablespoon sweet relish or 1 tablespoon dill pickle relish
2 teaspoons adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles in adobo
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions
Combine ingredients in a medium bowl and serve with burgers.

 

Every good barbecue must have a great hamburger. Add this sauce special sauce to give the burger a kick.
Every good barbecue must have a great hamburger. Add this sauce special sauce to give the burger a kick.
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