Here in Cape May Independence Day is a week-long affair. At Harry’s it doesn’t get any better than celebrating 4th of July with good food and good friends. We serve delicious apps, entrees and cocktails all day long and well into the night.
Planning to host your own BBQ with close friends and family? Here are our top recipes from around the web to serve this year.
Soups and Salads
This cold soup is a great make-ahead meal. Puree all of the fresh ingredients in a blender and chill before serving with a topping of diced cucumbers.
Get the Recipe: Gazpacho
Ina’s Potato Salad
The Barefoot Contessa’s fan-favorite take on this cookout classic is packed with flavor: lots of mayo, mustard and fresh dill — how potato salad was meant to taste.
Get the Recipe: Potato Salad
Tomato and Watermelon Salad
We’ve been told this salad is best when made without refrigerating the tomatoes but with the watermelon cold from the fridge. The contrast of temperatures will give the salad an extra-fresh taste.
Get the Recipe: Tomato and Watermelon Salad
Sides and Mains
Grilled Veggie Couscous Salad
Your BBQ could use some green. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the cheese.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Veggie Couscous Salad
Grilled Corn with Lime Butter
Soak corn in water before putting cobs on a hot grill. The corn is done when it feels soft to the touch. Take the corn off the grill and carefully peel back the husks and remove the silks. Tie each husk in a knot so you can hold on to it like a handle. Then, roll each cob in lime butter and queso fresco. Finish with homemade Ancho Chile Rub.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter
Open-Faced Tomato Grilled Cheese
This is our favorite. Adults and kids will be fighting for a bite of these savory grilled cheese sandwiches made with tomatoes, garlic and provolone cheese, melted to perfection on the grill.
Get the Recipe: Open-Faced Tomato Grilled Cheese
This fried dessert is as much fun to eat as it is to make.
Get the Recipe: Funnel Cake
Easy Peach Cobbler
Use canned peaches for this easy cobbler because they’re softer. If fresh peaches are available, you can use them, but don’t let the seasons get in the way of trying this terrific dish.
Get the Recipe: Easy Peach Cobbler
Drinks and Cocktails
There’s nothing better than taking lemonade to another level by adding raspberries. You can use fresh or frozen berries to make this any time of year.
Get the Recipe: Raspberry Lemonade
Red, White and Blue Cocktails
It wouldn’t be 4th of July without a little red, white and blue. Turn summer drinks into firecrackers by coating the glass rims with Pop Rocks. Just dampen with lemon juice, then dip the rims in the candies on a plate.
Get the Recipe: Red-White-and-Blue Cocktails
Now you have everything you need to host an unbeatable 4th of July BBQ. Later, be sure to visit Harry’s for more delicious cocktails and the E-Street Shuffle. They’ll be playing from 5pm to 9pm, just before the fireworks.