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Monday, July 9, 2012


Macy's Firework Display - Boats Positioning Themselves
Macy's Firework Display from Balcony 2012
Indoor Food Display

4th of July Balcony Party on the Hudson
For 25 Guests
Patriotic Fruit & Cheese Sprays
Fresh Mozzarella, Cherry & Black Grape

*Grilled Tandoori Shrimp Skewers with Mango & Pepper

Grill Chicken Breast Sliders
 Marinate in olive oil, basil, honey and balsamic top with sauteed apricot, sun dried tomatoes & basil chutney topped with Asiago cheese
SKEWER (Red Pepper & Black Grape )

Chips & Dip

Sweet & Red Potato Salad
Grilled Corn on the Cob


St. Louis Style Spare Ribs

Grilled Steelhead Trout with Maple/Dijon Glaze

Grilled Guinness Marinated London Broil with Portabella Mushroom Sauce

Miniature Assorted Desserts

Beer, Wine, Soda & Water 

This party came together very quickly.    It was on Sunday the 1st of July I realized the 4th was only 3 days away.  In fact because the Macy's Firework Display was going to be on the Hudson River again this year there was all the reason in the world to have a party.  It didn't take long to get the ball rolling. Sending out a few emails and making some calls... I had enough interested souls to make the event worth while... aprox. 25 confirmations.  
Follow the 6 Steps I listed on the prior blog to get your party started.  Here is what we have so far: The type of party:  4th of July Balcony Party.  The Date, Time & Location: 4th of July, 7:00-10:00pm @ My Apartment.  Now the menu.  You always want to to get a balance of food and I naturally go over the top.     Make sure you get some vegetarian items in the mix. Now I going to break it down starting with Grilled Tandoori Shrimp Skewers.

With Mango and Pepper
For 25    
2 Pounds Raw Shrimp Large 16-20  Counts out to about 40 pieces (I used Frozen)
32 Ounce All Natural Vanilla Yogurt (Generic is good)
4 Tablespoon Rajah Tandoori Masala ( You can order this on line)
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 
1 Large Red Pepper (Cut into 40 small squares or assorted shapes) 
2 Mango ( Cut into 40 small squares or assorted shapes)
40 Skewers (I used 3" red tulip skewers from a company "Pick on Us") (Order on line)
If frozen, thaw shrimp, clean and de-shell.  Place in bowl
In another bowl add Rajah Tandoori Masala and Salt to Yogurt and blend well.
Use half tandoori sauce to marinate shrimp.  Keep other half for dipping sauce.  Completely cover all shrimp and let sit at least 2 hours, the longer the better. 

Cut pepper & mango into tiny shapes big enough to be skewered.  Preheat grill or barbeque. Most apartment buildings do not allow barbeque grills on the balcony some will allow electric.   We have an electric. 
Place aluminum foil over hot grill. Add shrimp and cook about a minute on each side.  Remove from heat.
To make skewer add red pepper color side up, skewer mango shape then add shrimp.  Put tail over the point of the skewer. 


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