It's Memorial Day!

It's Memorial Day!

May 27, 2022Donatella Mulvoni

According to the tradition, Memorial Day is the official start of summer's outdoor season. However, it is crucial to remember to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

A day to honor the sacrifice of the military members

This is a very special day. This federal holiday is a day of remembrance and an opportunity to spend time with the people we love. Many families have barbecues in their backyards; others head to the beach. Still, Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, has a deeper meaning. We should never forget the military members who died in the line of duty!

The official start to the outdoor season

Over the years since its official establishment, Memorial Day has been considered a way to usher in summer. There is no better way to celebrate the holiday weekend than with family, friends, and some delicious summery recipes. It is time to take the grill out after the long winter season! If you, like many Americans, are going to spend a long weekend relaxing with your loved ones, we at Magnifico can't help but suggest a little Italian twist on the traditional BBQ!

A little Italian twist

American BBQ is simply delicious and mouthwatering. However, this year, you can add a nice Italian-style grilled steak to your selection of meats if you'd like. The cuts of meat to put on the lively grill are different, and each has a unique taste. What makes an Italian-style grill magical is what's called "marinatura." Marinating is the process of soaking meats (or fish or vegetables) in a seasoned liquid before cooking. To marinate your meats, you need extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality and lemon juice. To this mix, you can also add spices and herbs. Besides being good and making the taste of meat unique, these ingredients are also suitable for you because they are rich in antioxidants. We recommend thyme, rosemary, chili pepper, sage, basil, mint, garlic, and oregano. Another traditional Italian marinade is one made with wine or vinegar.

Salads and bruschetta

Always accompany your grilled meats with a good salad. If you want a slightly unusual salad, we recommend trying the famous "pantesca." It is a traditional salad of the Sicilian island of Pantelleria. You will need boiled and sliced potatoes, tomatoes, red onions seasoned with pitted olives, capers (better if from Pantelleria), oregano, and extra virgin olive oil. Don't miss some grilled bread with which to make tasty bruschetta. Rub the grilled bread with garlic, and add some cherry tomatoes cut very thin and seasoned with salt and oil. Alternatively, spread on your bruschetta with our Asparagus Bruschetta or our Cherry Tomato and Hot Pepper Bruschetta cream. 

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