Throw an old-fashioned seafood boil with West Coast flair. (Serves 10)
Northwest Seafood Boil
Lettuce, Basil, and Cucumber Salad with Goat Cheese
Italian-Style Salsa Verde
Olive Oil Cake with Summer Fruit
Campfire-Glazed Peaches and Figs
Beach cookout essentials
- The ingredients: Clean and cut vegetables and fruit ahead of time, packing the components for each dish in separate containers.
- The gear: For cooking, use a 20-quart canning pot. You'll also need: Cheesecloth, kitchen scissors, tongs, barbecue mitts, a propane lighter, a cutting board, a chef's knife, a dutch oven, wooden spoon, and serving dishes and tools.
- The fire: Check that your beach allows fires. Build yours in a pit using a grate with legs or set a charcoal grill grate on bricks. Learn how to build a campfire here.