Simply prepared local produce - such as trout, tomatoes, corn and berry pie - makes delicious alfresco fare.
Olive oil and garlic enhance the bright, sweet flavours of cherry tomatoes to serve on slices of crusty market-fresh baguette.
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Scout farmer's markets for tasty offerings from local cheesemongers and butchers selling house-made salami, prosciutto, pepperoni and other dry sausages. Then add your own marinated olives for an easy dockside hors d'oeuvre platter.
Grilling a whole fish is easy – just remember to grease the grill (not the fish) so the skin doesn't stick to it. Any leftover flavoured butter keeps well for up to a week.
Grilled and lightly dressed summer vegetables are equally delicious served warm or at room temperature. Red or yellow peppers (or a combination) add colour. Leftovers make terrific sandwiches the next day.
Husk and remove silk from corn. Grill over medium-high heat until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Brush with olive oil.
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This Italian-style tart, called crostata, has a sandy cookie crust that you can also make in a food processor if you want. Use homemade jam or choose your favourite flavour from a market vendor. Serve with softly whipped cream.
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