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Easy recipes to commemorate Juneteenth

One of the ways you can commemorate Juneteenth as a family is through food. Chef D’Ambria Jacobs, one of the winners of Food Network’s ‘The Great Food Truck Race: Alaska,” and owner of Sophisticated Delights, shared 2 easy dishes to serve during this historic holiday.
One of the ways you can commemorate Juneteenth as a family is through food. Chef D’Ambria Jacobs, one of the winners of Food Network’s ‘The Great Food Truck Race: Alaska,” and owner of Sophisticated Delights, shared 2 easy dishes to serve during this historic holiday.

HOUSTON – One of the ways you can commemorate Juneteenth as a family is through food.

Chef D’Ambria Jacobs, one of the winners of Food Network’s ‘The Great Food Truck Race: Alaska,” and owner of Sophisticated Delights, shared 2 easy dishes to serve during this historic holiday.

Grilled Watermelon Succotash Salad by Chef D’Ambria Jacobs (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Grilled Watermelon Succotash Salad

Salad ingredients:

- 4 ears of grilled corn, cut off

- 1 red bell pepper, diced

- 1 green bell pepper, diced

- 1/2 red onion, diced

- 2 cups of grilled watermelon, diced

- 1 stalk of green onion, diced

- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes

Vinaigrette:

- 2 tablespoon olive oil

- 1/2 tablespoon mustard

- Pinch of salt

- 1 tablespoon honey

- Fresh black pepper

- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

- 1 teaspoon cayenne

- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed & minced

Kita’s Oven BBQ Chicken

Kita’s Oven BBQ Chicken BY Chef D’Ambria Jacobs (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Ingredients:

- 1 pack of leg quarters

BBQ Rub:

- Salt

- Pepper

- Brown sugar

- Garlic

- Cayenne pepper

- Paprika

- Onion

Marinade

- Worcestershire sauce

- Liquid smoke

- Yellow mustard

- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

Marinate chicken for at least 4 hours, add dry rub to chicken. Be sure to remove excess marinade and pat seasoning on for full coverage.

Place on a lined sheet pan, set oven to 425°f degrees, cook for 30 minutes.; flip & cook for 15 more.

Bast with your favorite BBQ sauce and return to the oven for 10 more minutes.

Chef D’Ambria Jacobs (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

To connect with chef Jacobs, visit her website.

To see Jacob’s complete interview, watch the video above.

Recipes by: Chef D’Ambria Jacobs


About the Author:

Beatriz is a producer for Houston life. She’s a dog mom who enjoys traveling and eating her way through new cities and cultures.