Get your grill on! This crazy-good menu stars two kinds of ribs...plus corn, cocktails, and more.
When it comes to ribs, you don’t want to skimp. That’s why this party menu has two finger-licking-good recipes: sticky, sweet and spicy root beer-glazed baby backs and savory, cornmeal and peppercorn crusted spareribs. Start with the little ones and move on to the big ones (which can be made ahead and heated up on the grill right before serving). Keep the grill on for the sides, including corn with a spicy smoked ham butter, beets with lemony crème fraîche, and grilled butter lettuce with buttermilk-chive dressing. Cool it down wiht a dessert of frozen strawberry semifreddo, a seductive cross between mousse and ice cream. This is food to beat the fireworks.