Food Holidays: May
The month of May is filled with opportunities to celebrate with friends, family, and food, from Mother’s Day (5/8) to Memorial Day (5/30), and every day in between. Check out this month’s food holiday recommendations, including a tribute to wine and a unique take on BBQ.
A versatile protein packed with minerals, low in fat, and high in flavor, shrimp accounts for 25% of all seafood purchased in the U.S. today. And whether you BBQ them, boil them, broil them, bake them, or sauté them, there’s no bad way to enjoy these tasty crustaceans. On National Shrimp Day (5/9), we're traveling all the way from Italy to India with two delicious dishes featuring shrimp. Claire Thomas, creator of The Kitchy Kitchen, hits a home run with our Linguine Shrimp Fra Diavolo, a simple dish packed with complex flavors and just the right amount of heat. For something completely different, Food Network Star and author Simon Majumdar has created a delicate Tandoori Shrimp with cucumber and mint raita, bursting with fresh flavors and perfect for our next dinner party.
When you think BBQ, you're most likely thinking about grilled baby back ribs or a big hunk of beef, but this National Barbecue Day (5/9), we're celebrating with a different take on the 'cue... BBQ Sushi Tuna Satays from Chris Santos, the rock 'n roll chef who literally has his own signature BBQ sauce. The dry rub on these skewers takes the dish to a whole new level... rich, smoky, and light-up-your-taste-buds spicy. The salad underneath is cool, sweet, and citrusy, and together they make the perfect pairing.
There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate National Wine Day (5/25) that it's hard to pick just one. But if we have to pick a dish that features wine (versus just the glass we're drinking while we prepare and serve the meal!), we're ordering one of our classic Chef'd dishes, our Turkey and Prosciutto with Port Wine Glaze. Port wine, a sweet fortified wine from Portugal, makes a luscious glaze, intensifying the flavor of the dish and adding a mouthwatering aroma as a bonus.