Labor Day Grilling with Lucky's Market

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer and many celebrate with a barbeque or backyard party. 

Mood Ahmed, Chef for Lucky's Market in Ann Arbor, dropped by the Fox2 Studios Saturday morning to share some of his favorite Labor Day barbeque recipes and grilling tips that could make your end-of-summer event a game changer. 
 
 
Lucky's Loaded Potato Salad
Ingredients
  • 3lb. Redskin Potato (cut into wedges)
  • 1     Bunch green onion (chopped)
  • 8oz. Sharp Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • 1lb.   Lucky's Bacon (cooked and chopped)
  • 3/4 cup Celery   (1/4" dice)
  • 1    Bunch parsley (chopped)
  • 1oz. Chives (chopped)
  • 1cup  Mayonnaise
  • 1cup   Sour Cream 
  • 1.5tbl.  Whole Grain Mustard      
  • 1/2tsp.  Salt    
  • 1/2tsp.  Black Pepper

Directions

1. Add potatoes to cold water and bring water to a boil

2. Cook until potatoes are just tender, then cool

3. Combine potato, onion, cheese, and celery

4. Mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, parsley, salt, and pepper

5. Combine dressing with potato mixture      

6. Garnish with chopped chives and bacon

 

Lucky’s Baja Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 CUPS    QUINOA, TRI COLOR  (dry weight)
  • 4 CUPS    WATER (lightly salted)
  • 1 lb. CORN 
  • 1/4lb.    ONIONS, RED  (1/4" dice)
  • 3 oz.     PEPPERS, JALAPENO   (seeded, 1/8" dice)
  • 1/2 lb.   BEANS, BLACK (drained, rinsed)
  • 1 oz.    CILANTRO, FRESH  (very coarse chop)
  • 1/3lb.  CHEESE, FETA IN BRINE  (crumbled)
  • 1 cup   JUICE, LIME    
  • 1/4pt.   OLIVE OIL       
  • 1/4 cup HONEY            
  • 1 tbsp. CUMIN, GROUND      
  • 1  tsp. SALT

 

Directions

 

  1. Roast corn in 350° oven for 10 minutes, set aside
  2. In a small pot, combine quinoa and salted water, cover, bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer until water is absorbed; remove from heat and allow to rest for 10 minutes; turn out onto sheet trays, cool completely.
  3. Toss quinoa with corn, red onion, jalapeno, bell pepper, black beans, and cilantro
  4. In a separate bowl, combine lime juice, olive oil, honey, cumin and salt, whisk thoroughly.
  5. Combine quinoa salad with dressing.
  6. Garnish with crumbled feta cheese

 

Watch the video above and click here for more information about Lucky's Market. 

Watch the video above and click here for more information about Lucky's Market. 


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