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Do you see that photo up there? It’s everything you need to spice up your summer entertaining.
And trust me. I would know. Because I have been doing A LOT of entertaining lately.
This past week the City of Newburyport celebrated Yankee Homecoming, a traditional 8-day festival complete with outdoor concerts, vendors, fireworks, parades, road races and so much more. It’s a really fun event that attracts people from all over the region to our small, picturesque New England town.
So do you know what that means for me? A lot of guests and visitors descended upon chez Floating Kitchen.
But I didn’t stress about it. Because I was prepared. Especially in the snacking department. I had this Fire Grilled Tomato and Red Pepper Salsa at the ready. And plenty of Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips for dipping.
This salsa is kind of my everything right now. I could eat it all day long. Almost every single ingredient in this smoky, spicy restaurant style salsa spends some time on the grill. Which makes me pretty happy. Because you know how obsessed I am with my grill (hint: really obsessed). I started off thinking I would just grill the tomatoes and the red pepper. Then I just kind of “went for it” and threw everything else on – the onion, limes, jalapeños and even the garlic. I don’t have one of those fancy grilling baskets, so it did take a bit of patience to balance the little garlic cloves on the grill grates (and I may have accidentally let one or two slip through the grates!). But the rest of the ingredients can all be grilled really easily, especially if you buy those small tomatoes that are still on the vine.
I guarantee you’re going to fall in love with this Fire Grilled Tomato and Red Pepper Salsa. In addition to it’s superior taste and texture, it also totally trumps any store bought versions because I know for a fact that it’s made with all REAL ingredients. And that’s something that is important to me. And it’s also important to the folks at Food Should Taste Good, who are committed to crafting wholesome snacks made with real, simple ingredients. Because food made with real ingredients just tastes better.
All Food Should Taste Good chips and crackers are non-GMO, certified Kosher and certified gluten-free. And many of their chips are also certified vegan. They also have a killer variety of unique and sophisticated flavors. I currently can’t stop eating their Guacamole Tortilla Chips. They seriously deliver in the taste department. I urge you all to go grab a bag…or four. And head on over to the Food Should Taste Good site to check out all their other great flavors as well.
Seriously. Is there anything better than pizza? I consider it to be one of those “perfectly engineered foods”. Kind of like tacos and brownies. It’s always good. And always welcome at my table. No matter what time of day.
This Grilled Lobster and Corn Pizza with Goat Cheese and Fresh Tomatoes is my ode to summer. Fresh corn, tomatoes and basil are in abundance at the farmers markets right now. So I piled them all high up on top of this pizza. And of course, I cooked everything on the grill. Because you know I love my grill. Also, it’s way to hot to be turning on our ovens.
But the real dose of summer comes from the lobster. Living in a seaside New England town means lobster is just about everywhere during the summer months. We even serve lobster at the McDonalds here (I don’t actually recommend you go out and buy this, just pointing it out for general interest). So it only made sense for me to put lobster on a pizza. And lobster pizza is kind of a sneaky way to enjoy lobster without completely assaulting your wallet. That’s some real talk for you.
Like I said, I grilled the heck out of the pizza. The corn and lobster that I used for toppings were both cooked on the grill, keeping my house cool AND preventing my house from smelling like a lobster shack (I have weird issues with fishy smells). But if you prefer to cook the corn and lobster in a more traditional way, go right ahead. I won’t stop you. Just get this pizza done and in your belly!
Recipe for the pizza dough barely adapted from Foodess