Planning a dinner party in advance (even just mentally) makes the end of your week as relaxing as it should be. Carve out this warm weather meal tonight and all you'll have to worry about is where to market and who to invite. And, whether the weather's warm enough to fire up the grill, of course.
Okay, we know this particular recipe's alcohol-free, but we figured (since vvvanessa is a self-professed "barkeep") it would work beautifully with a shot of tequila (or even gin or vodka) in each glass.
The spice and zest of the lime butter makes these outside (or inside!) oysters taste like a summer night. Stand around and eat these as you wait for the main course to finish (cocktails in hand, of course.)
This addictive sweet and savory chicken uses a miso grill marinade ("misoyaki" in Japanese) which timWuNotWoodiscovered was fabulous on chicken. There's also some heat here, so if you're looking for a starch, how about some jasmine rice or couscous on the side?