Food eaten outdoors just tastes better. And sandwiches are perfect for picnics. Whether it’s peanut butter and jelly or something decadent and gourmet, if you pack it in a basket and head outside, it’s special. Picnics can be anything you like, as long as it’s food you love.
Try a different twist on the traditional tuna by making salmon salad. You can use fresh fish grilled and cooled, or just pick up a can of salmon at the local grocery store. Here’s a recipe we all love.
Salmon Salad From the Kitchen of Kim Howard
5-6 ounce can wild caught salmon
2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
1 tablespoon chopped roasted red peppers
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and black pepper to taste.
Mix, using the lesser amount of mayonnaise and add more if needed.
This is delicious on hearty bread with a crunchy piece of romaine
lettuce and juicy slice of ripe tomato, or served with crackers.
If you don’t have time or a way to prepare your own picnic, Charleston has many delicious options for you. Here are a few to get you started! If you’re heading out to Wadmalaw Island for the day, The Southern General on Maybank Highway has everything you need for a delicious al fresco meal. Visit http://thesoutherngeneral.com/ and call ahead with your order at 843-670-3778. If a simple baguette, cheese and olive meal is your idea of perfection, stop at one of Goat. Sheep. Cow’s two locations in downtown Charleston: https://goatsheepcow.com/ or call 843-480-2526. For the kids, stop by Burbage’s Grocery on Broad Street and pick up Nathan’s hot dogs, chips, BBQ sandwiches and more! Find them on Facebook or call 843-723-3231.