The 4th of July is an amazing time to get together with family and celebrate freedom. Picking out the right decorations, a place to watch the fireworks, and even the best way to celebrate can be important. And perhaps even more important is making sure the food is incredible. This may be the year to change up some of the traditional recipes and try something new. Here are some 4th of July recipes that are sure to be crowd-pleasers!
4th of July Recipes You Didn’t Know You Wanted
Up Your Sauce Game!
4th of July parties are synonymous with BBQ! In fact, most people fire up the grill and show off their best recipes! Skip the sauces everyone else is using and make this summer your chance to shine. It’s time to up your sauce game with some of the best sauces out there. Try out the ultimate gluten-free BBQ sauce bundle to take your 4th of July food to the next level and then check out this new recipe you have to try!
Thick Cut BBQ Grilled Pork Chops
- 4 pork chops, 1” thick center cut
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 2 tbsp Noble Made Classic BBQ Seasoning
- 1/2 cup Noble Made BBQ Sauce (Classic, Smoky or Mustard)
- Pat your pork chops dry with a paper towel. Brush your pork chops with a thin layer of avocado oil then season each side of your pork chops evenly with Noble Made Classic BBQ Seasoning. Refrigerate to marinate for 30 minutes up to 24 hours.
- Heat the grill to medium-high heat (350°F-450°F) and leave the pork chops at room temperature for 10-15 minutes while the grill heats up.
- Place seasoned pork chops on the grill over direct heat and brush the top side with a thick layer of Noble Made BBQ Sauce and let it grill for 5 minutes. Flip with tongs then brush the other side with BBQ sauce. Cook for another 5-6 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
- Remove from the grill, tent with foil, and let the pork chops rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Don’t Underestimate a Quality Dry Rub
When a lot of people fire up the grill for 4th of July meals, the first instinct is to reach for the sauces. While sauces can bring flavor, they’re not the only way to add flavor. In fact, using a dry rub can give you all the flavor without the mess. Try out a Seasoning Sampler Pack to get a few new flavors to add to your 4th of July meal. You can also try this recipe below to add a punch of flavor to your 4th of July celebrations.
Grilled Buffalo Shrimp
- 1 lb raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tsp Noble Made Buffalo Seasoning
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 6 wooden (soaked in water prior) or metal skewers
- Place the avocado oil, Noble Made Buffalo Seasoning, and shrimp into a large bowl.
- Toss to coat evenly with the oil and seasoning marinade.
- Marinate for at least 15 minutes or up to 2 hours.
- Thread the shrimp onto skewers. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
- Place the skewers on the grill. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp is pink and opaque.
Try a New Marinade
Marinating food is another way to bring an extra layer of flavor to any dish. Don’t stick to the same marinade you always use. Instead, pick up a Marinade Sampler Pack to enjoy some new flavors on your favorite recipes. When choosing your marinade make sure to look at the appropriate marinating times for different ingredients. We also have a delicious marinade recipe you definitely need to try out.
Garlic Lemongrass Baby Back Ribs
- 2 racks of baby back ribs
- 1 large lemongrass stalk
- 6-8 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 tbsp apple cider or apple juice
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tbsp black pepper
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp Noble Made Classic Marinade
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 2 tsp arrowroot flour
- 2 tbsp warm water
- Flip the baby back ribs meat side down. Run a sharp knife under the membrane. Take a paper towel to grip the membrane and pull it off the ribs. Set aside.
- To prepare the lemongrass stalk, remove the woody outer layers. Thinly slice it with a sharp knife.
- In a food processor, add in the sliced lemongrass, garlic cloves, apple cider, kosher salt, black pepper, and 2 tbsp of the Noble Made Classic Marinade. Pulse until a rough paste forms and everything is well combined.
- Rub the rough paste all over the baby back ribs making sure all sides are coated. Marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight.
- Instant Pot method: place trivet into the Instant Pot, add 1/2 cup water, place ribs on top of the trivet. Close the lid, seal the valve, and cook at high pressure for 20-25 minutes depending on how tender you want the ribs. Once done, let it naturally release before removing. Remove ribs from the Instant Pot and place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper
- Oven method: preheat oven to Bake at 350°F, place ribs on a foil lined rimmed baking sheet and bake for 2-2 1/2 hours. Remove from the oven.
- During the last 10 minutes of the ribs cooking, regardless of which cooking method used, add 1 cup of the Noble Made Classic Marinade and fish sauce into a saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, and then lower the heat to bring the sauce to a simmer. Meanwhile, mix the arrowroot flour with the warm water to create a slurry.
- Add the slurry to the marinade, mix until well combined, and simmer until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
- Brush the marinade onto the baby back ribs on both sides (a little goes a long way), and then add the baby back ribs into a preheated 450°F oven. Roast for about 5-7 minutes to help caramelize the marinade.
Have Fun with Appetizers!
While some people will sit down for a single meal, most people will snack all day on the 4th of July. This is a good reason to make sure you have fun with appetizers. Skip some of the old favorites and try some new flavor ideas for your appetizers this year. You can still enjoy some of the old favorites by adding a new twist in seasonings. However, we also think you might want to try the recipe below to add a new favorite to your holiday.
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/3 cup chopped red onion (about 1/4 of a medium-sized onion)
- 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1 lime, halved
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp salt, divided
- 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 avocados
- Beef Thins from TNP
- For the chimichurri mix: Combine the cilantro, red onion, parsley, juice from 1/2 of the lime, garlic, jalapeño, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 tsp of salt in a small bowl. Stir to mix well.
- Add the avocado to a larger bowl and mash it into a chunky consistency. Add about 2/3 of the chimichurri mix into the avocado, along with the juice from the remaining half of the lime and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir to combine well.
- Add the olive oil to the remaining 1/3 of the chimichurri mix and stir to combine. Pour this chimichurri sauce over the guacamole and serve with your favorite Beef Thins from TNP.