10 Recipes for Labor Day

Photography By Sean Kelly Conway | Last Updated September 02, 2016
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grilled chicken yakitori
A simple, delicious Yakitori recipe for your Labor Day grilling.

Fire up the BBQ and chill the beer! Labor Day weekend is all about celebrating the start of summer's end. Here are 10 crowd-pleasing recipes that will surely be the life of any last-minute gathering. 

Yakitori no Tare (Yakitori with Sauce)

yakitori no tare
These grilled chicken skewers are a popular street food in Japan, and make for an easy meal when cooking over a campfire. The sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in a squeeze bottle for...

Cajun Blackened Meat Rub

Jar of cajun blackened meat rub
This spicy flavoring adds a taste of Louisiana to any meal.

Smoky Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
The base for this traditional salsa recipe hails from the Central Highlands of Mexico where multiple cooking processes help develop a rich, flavorful result. We turn things up a notch by replacing...

Pickled Shrimp

No more rubbery shrimp! This recipe uses a oil and vinegar-type dressing rather than a vinegar pickling liquid alone and when doubled or quadrupled, it's perfect for a crowd.

Infinite Arms

Infinite Arms
St. Augustine Pot Distilled Rum and peppers? Why not! Shishito peppers are on the sweet side, though occasionally you will get one that is hot, so be prepared!

Florida Citrus Pie

Florida Citrus Pie
Take advantage of seasonal citrus fruit for this delicious pie - and don't be surprised by how fast it disappears!

Ginger Apple Pear Pie

ginger pear apple pie at knead bakeshop in jacksonville florida murray hill
This delicious pie works with either a lattice or solid top crust. Either way, you won’t have leftovers for long!

Kale and Sweet Potato Empanadas

Kale and Sweet Potato empanadas with pumpkin seed chimichurri on a plate
Make your empanadas small and serve them with Pumpkin Seed Chimichurri as appetizers or make them larger and add a salad for a full meal.


Upsy Daisy craft cocktail with lemon with St. Augustine Distillery Vodka
Homemade peach preserves add the perfect seasonal touch in this drink with St. Augustine Distillery Pot Distilled Rum.

Fernandina Beach Bacon with Datil Pepper Remoulade

While prepared smoked mullet can often be found at local fish stores, there’s nothing like the flavor and satisfaction of smoking your own. Serve this locally caught mullet dish with Datil pepper...

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