As I myself am not a Mom, nor do I ever plan to be, this weekend was all about my Mom.
Unfortunately she had to work both Saturday and Sunday, but that gave me plenty of time to get everything prepared for our late lunch/early dinner on Sunday.
Because Mother's Day is such a special occasion in my family (my Mother raised both my sister and I single handed) I decided nothing less than a great Surf & Turf feast would do the trick.
But I'm not just talking any Surf & Turf...it had to be unique. As unique as my Mom is, if that's even possible.
The answer came to me Friday...
Crab Stuffed Maine Lobster Tails and Bison Steaks with my (now) famous homemade Hot & Sweet BBQ Sauce (heh, it's kinda like me :).
Extra Surf & Exotic Large Game Turf...that sounds like a meal worthy of the strong willed woman who raised me.
So it began on Saturday. I had to prepare the BBQ Sauce for the Recipe. I didn't take any pictures of this process, but BBQ sauce really isn't that photogenic to begin with. Oh well.
So in lieu of pictures...here is the recipe to my very best BBQ Sauce. I hope you enjoy it.
Nikki's Hot & Sweet BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup 18 Year old traditional Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup Pear & Cinnamon Balsamic Vinegar
1 cup dry red wine
2 cups ketchup
2/3 cup brown sugar
4 tbs minced fresh garlic
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. Spicy Apple Cinnamon Ginger Mustard
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
Hot sauce to taste (I use regular Louisiana Hot Sauce)
Place all ingredients together in a medium cooking pot and bring to a boil while stirring occasionally. Reduce mixture until about half. Once sauce is sufficiently thickened, allow it to cool and jar it immediately. Allow to sit overnight for maximum flavors.
So...here are the pictures from my weekend of food. I also had a chance to swing into my favorite vendor's location on Saturday and pick up some tasty treats for myself.
Happy Eating foodies!
Lobster Gram Bison Steaks for Mother's Day Dinner
Steak & Tails...it does not get much better than this!
Bison Surf & Turf for Mother's Day.