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Barbecue - Summer grilling

What does a German grandmother know about a 4th of July barbecue?

Ideas and recipes for a 4th of July Barbecue

With summertime outdoor entertaining; barbecue is the center of attention. Oma has tips for parties and great recipes for grilling and entertaining. We waited so long for summer to arrive and now it’s here—in all its natural beauty. The sunshine and blue skies invite us outdoors as the school year comes to an end. During the summer break, some people go to the beach, some head for the mountains, while others might stay at home to enjoy backyard barbecues. Checkout Oma’s 17 Sensational Salads, just perfect with grilling. In addition have some more vegetables besides of the traditional corn. Get some ideas how to decorate your food. Enjoy and honor with family and friends the celebration of our independence on 4th of July.

It’s time for a sensational season of barbecue. Start with Oma’s favorite marinades for meat, poultry, and fish. Next, discover a flavorful variety of grilled vegetables, tempting side dishes, and tasty appetizers. Ever had a German-style hamburger? Scroll down and you’ll find all the delicious recipes. 

Try it. Love it. Share it. That’s The Oma Way!

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Barbecue chicken recipe Barbecue German Sausages

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Fourth of July is coming up soon, the 240th anniversary of Independence Day. A day to celebrate with fireworks, get-togethers, parades, picnics, and a barbecue.

If you’re planning a barbecue in your backyard, here are some ideas on how to create a full menu—complete with marinated fish, bratwurst, German hamburgers, pork loin chops, vegetables, homemade dips, and herb butter—all complemented by an au gratin potato casserole from the oven.

Barbecue marinates for meats

Add your favorite barbecue sauces, and different kind of bread, and you’re meal is complete. Combine with one of Oma’s 17 delicious salads and your summer cookout couldn’t be more perfect.

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Let’s fire up the grill!

In my family, the master on the grill is my oldest son. He started taking on the responsibility at the age of eleven. He picked up his barbecue talents immediately and nobody does it better. When it comes to a family cookout, everybody knows their roles. I prepare the food and my son is in charge of the grill. No questions asked.

Wishing everyone a nice celebration, with good food, good drinks, and in company of good friends and family.

Decorating for the 4th of July Celebration

Oma’s summertime favorites. Enjoy!

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German Hamburger (Deutsche Hamburger)

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Grilled Pork Loin Chops Marinated in Apple Cider with Onions and Chillies (Eingelegte Schweinekoteletts gegrillt)

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Fresh Vegetables with Herb Sour Cream Dip (Frisches Gemuese mit Kraeutersosse)

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Vegetable Shish Kabobs with Corn on The Cob (Gegrillte Gemuesespiesse und Maiskolben)

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Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Marinated in White Wine and Lemon (Eingelegte Huehnchenschenkel gegrillt)

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Au Gratin Potato Casserole with Cheese Topping

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Grilled Asparagus with Dressing (Gegrillter Gruener Spargel mit Salatsosse)

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Herb Butter (Kraeuterbutter)

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Grilled Rockfish Marinated in Buttermilk and Lavender (Gegrilltes Barschfilet)

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Grilled Bratwurst

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17 sensational salads to accompany a season of grilling

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