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The long-awaited May holidays - the perfect time for picnics. Escaping noisy companies of the city, some impact marks Labour Day holiday, someone opens the holiday season with joy, and someone from the soul enjoys the contact with nature.

But in any case, a feast surrounded by verdant herbs and twittering birds can not do.


Cooking skewers: instructions for use

Picnic barbecue without - no picnic at all, and the time spent foolishly. The question of the method of its preparation is worthy of a separate philosophical treatise. Meanwhile, there is a basic truth that will make this dish a real gem of a feast. Correct kebab recipe includes a minimum number of ingredients, - assured seasoned experts. Meat, onions, pickles and skill cook - that's the whole secret of success.

However, as a marinade too much arguing and choose the best, guided by personal preferences. Vinegar, yogurt, dry wine or lemon juice suitable for any meat. Discerning gourmets added to the marinade chopped tomatoes, bell peppers and apples. But to get involved in spices and salt are not advised. In other herbs to score the taste of meat, salt and pull the delicious juices. Three or four hours of marinating will be enough, although it is possible to sustain the meat in the marinade the whole day. If we deal with this routine will not allow laziness, special help blanks from the nearest supermarket.

The choice of meat for barbecue - a matter of taste, and yet an ideal option for many is pork. Lamb will be good only if the fresh and in the prime of life. The beef on the coals get a little harsh and dry. At a special wish, you can cook barbecue fish. Ideal candidates for this role - fatty varieties such as salmon or trout.

Going on a picnic, firewood and charcoal is better to stock up in advance by purchasing them in the same supermarket. An important truth for novice cooks - kebabs grilled over embers. If you use an open flame, the charcoal will turn the meat. Yet another little secret from the experts: the larger pieces of meat, the juicier and tastier get kebab. And so that moisture is gone from it during cooking, you need to stick the pieces on a skewer tightly or alternating with fresh tomatoes and onion rings.

While the kebabs roast, do not roll them every minute. To check the readiness, it is enough to lift the skewer. Having noticed a ruddy golden crust, you can safely turn it over to the other side. Since the coals exude a strong heat, the meat will be baked in 15-20 minutes. It is better to spend this time with benefit and to prepare a simple garnish in the form of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and greens.  


 Buffet on the edge

A great addition to kebabs will be pita bread with mushrooms and vegetables on the fire. Blanks for it can be made at home. To do this, lightly fry the mushrooms in a pan and mix with vegetables - tomatoes, cucumbers, Chinese cabbage, bell peppers and greens. Armenian lavash is cut into several pieces and lubricated with olive oil, and then we wrap vegetable filling in it and fold the resulting rolls into a form. Already in nature, you can bake them on the grill - for 3-4 minutes from each side will be quite enough. 

Without a nourishing sandwich, there will not be a single picnic. You can please an honest company with original sandwiches with chicken. For their preparation, in addition to the bird itself, it will take bacon or ham with smoked taste. Bacon we pre-fry in a frying pan and get rid of excess fat with paper napkins. The key ingredient of the sandwich is the original dressing of olive oil, yogurt, lemon juice and curry with grated ginger. Boiled chicken breast cut with small blocks and mix with half of the filling. The remaining part is greased with two slices of bread and put between them lettuce leaves, fresh greens, fried bacon and chopped breast in the dressing.

A win-win option for a feast in nature will be cakes with cottage cheese and fresh herbs. The dough for them is made from yogurt or yogurt with the addition of eggs, flour, baking soda and salt and stuffing - cottage cheese mixed with fresh herbs and egg. Roll out the dough into a thin layer on one of its half spread cheese filling. Then cover with the second half of its artistic and anchoring edge. Several plump cakes sent to the pan and fry on both sides until then, until they become golden.


Sweets for joy

Putting a basket of tasty supplies, should take care of sweet treats that the children will be happy and all those who are indifferent to meat.

For this occasion, you can make chocolate muffins. First you need to mix flour with sugar, cocoa and instant coffee, adding here the milk chocolate chopped on a grater. Then we prepare the liquid base: melt the butter on the stove, cool it and mix it with milk and eggs. Whisk the mixture vigorously and add it to the dry chocolate mass. Mix everything well until a homogeneous consistency is obtained. Then it remains to fill the greased muffin tins with chocolate dough and send them to bake in the oven at 180 degrees. Since the dough rises as it cooks, the tins should be filled about 2/3 full. You can easily check if the muffins are ready by piercing them with a toothpick: if it stays dry, it's time to remove the muffins from the oven. Finally, you can sprinkle them with powdered sugar.

Hours of outdoor recreation sweeten banana cookies. The dough for him is made from flour, butter, eggs, sugar and a pinch of salt. You can add coconut chips and a little cardamom for a pleasant aroma. Several fresh bananas are carefully kneaded with a fork and sprinkled with lemon juice. The resulting puree mix with previously prepared mass. From the dough we make cute buns and set them on a greased baking sheet, slightly pressing down on top. In the oven, the koloboks are lightly brown for 15-20 minutes, after which they will be ready for a picnic trip. 

Whichever menu you choose for the upcoming picnic, let your feast will be tasty and fun. Congratulations to the May holidays, we wish a positive relaxing and enjoyable meal!

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