Star Judges’ 4th of July Recipes Won’t Disappoint

by in Recipes, July 1, 2014

Star Judges 4th of July Recipes

On last Sunday's episode of Food Network Star, finalists had to come up with their most-inventive takes on some favorite Fourth of July recipes. While some recipes produced smiles from the judges, others failed to impress. Want to wow your guests this holiday weekend? Inspired by the episode, Star Talk has rounded up the best takes on these dishes from Star judges Bobby, Giada and Alton.

Bobby's Fish Tacos1. Bobby amps up the spice quotient with ancho chili powder and jalapenos in this Fish Tacos with Guacamole recipe.

2. Alton combines two types of crabmeat for deliciously meaty Crab Cakes topped with Coleslaw.

Grilled Chicken with Basil Dressing3. Giada makes a creamy basil sauce for this Grilled Chicken with Basil Dressing recipe. Serve it with a side of decadent Macaroni and Cheese.

4. Giada's California-Style Chopped Salad with Shrimp is a perfect party appetizer to try this weekend.

5. Bobby takes your average meat and potatoes to a whole new level with this New York Strip with Blue Cheese, Vidalia Onion Jam and Warm Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette recipe.

6. Try a fruity twist at your next barbecue with Bobby's Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Tamarind-Pineapple Barbecue Sauce and Buttermilk and Cascabel Chile Onion Rings recipe.

7. Serve Giada's tangy Beef Burgers with Mushrooms and Aioli with a side of Campanelle Pasta Salad for a double whammy of strong flavors.

Alton's Fried Chicken8. Alton uses spices like cayenne pepper and paprika in his Fried Chicken recipe, which pairs beautifully with a lightly seasoned Black Bean Salad.

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Comments (3)

  1. Crouton40 says:

    What a Feast!
    Thank You Bobby, Giada and Alton.
    It ALL looks good, but I really wanna try #2 (Alton), #3 (Giada) and #6 (Bobby) right now!
    Happy 4th. :)

  2. shannon says:

    Really, what is this? Did the network create the challenge this week as a vessel to get Alton,Bobby, and Giadas recipes front and center? Or is the posting of these recipes supposed to show how god like they are compared to the competitors. Either way I will probably enjoy the recipes some look good! I am not putting down the recipes, I just think it was in poor taste to post the exact same summer dishes complete with the same sides. It makes me wonder if they gave honest critiques of the competitors dishes. I really can't see giving someone a rave review saying this is the best, now here try mine.

  3. the Ringo Kid says:

    That Saloon best be having' some right fine Bourbon with my Vittles.

    Been ridin' the trail. Wanna eat. Wanna drink. Wanna celebrate.
    This is AMERICA! Land o' the free.
    Home of great cooks, good food, good women (and men), good beer, and Food Network Star.
    No wonder I'm proud to be an American.