This is a sponsored post, the thoughts as always are mine.

I'm so excited that it is finally summer, and you know what that means - picnics, BBQs, camping, pool parties, and... cookouts!

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This year, we’ve got something special to celebrate! We joined forces with around 50 of our blogging friends to bring you #CookoutWeek – and entire week filled with yummy summer recipes perfect for your next cookout, along with a fun giveaway, courtesy of some awesome sponsors.


I know you’re all super eager to get to the giveaway but I wanted to share my very first recipe actually written HERE on Little House Big Alaska before the giveaway goodies. (Of course feel free skip all this and head straight down to the bottom of the page for the giveaway if you must!) And I’d like to say thanks to ALL the sponsors and especially The PinterTest Kitchen for putting this whole shindig together, thanks Allison, Sharon and Jessica, you’re awesome!

Grilled Romaine

My first recipe is also a first course, a grilled salad featuring romaine hearts and a truffle dressing. I received a box of sponsor goodies from The French Farm and one of the items was a jar of Truffle Mayonnaise. Uh hello I’m never going to eat any other kind of mayo because Truffle Mayo kinda ruined me, in a GOOD way. Wow! One of the other goodies I got in my sponsor box was a box of Fleur De Sel, hand harvested French sea salt, it’s the perfect over the top finishing salt for this salad! Let me tell you guys I may never come home from France this fall sponsor love from The French Farm

 

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Grilled Romaine with Truffle Dressing
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Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Alaskan, Grilling
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Alaskan, Grilling
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. remove any discolored leaves from the romaine hearts
  2. cut each one in half lengthwise, keeping the heart intact remove any flyaway lettuce leaves
  3. prepare the dressing by mixing the mayonnaise with the milk and capers, if using
  4. to grill the romaine: grill cut side down over medium heat for 3-4 minutes then grill cut side up 2-3 minutes
  5. remove to a platter and drizzled with the dressing, scatter on the shredded cheese and sprinkle with Fleur de Sel, serve immediately
  6. heat grill to medium high heat
Recipe Notes

you're not looking to cook the romaine until it collapses, just give it a little color and some grill marks, so if your heat is too high be sure to watch for that and remove as necessary

hearts of romaine

Grilled Romaine with Truffle Dressing

Now on to the giveaway! It’s super easy to enter, and one lucky winner will get:

It’s pretty much everything you need to host an awesome cookout this summer. It’s a prize pack worth over $300! Thank you so much to all of the wonderful sponsors listed above, who have made #CookoutWeek possible.

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Don’t forget to check back throughout the week with all of the bloggers participating to get some yummy #CookoutWeek recipes. Here’s the full list of participating bloggers:

The PinterTest Kitchen2 Cookin’ MamasA Day in the Life on the Farmaddicted 2 recipesAimee Broussard & Co.Amy’s Cooking AdventuresAngels Home Sweet HomesteadBakin’ and EggcerptsBalancing MotherhoodBody RebootedCheese Curd In ParadiseCindy’s Recipes and WritingsCook With 5 KidsCook. Craft. Love.Cookaholic WifeCricket’s ConfectionsCrumb: A Food BlogEat, Drink, Be Healthy!Everyday EileenFairyburgerFood ParsedGet the Good Stuff!Goodie GodmotherHezzi-D’s Books and CooksHome in the Finger LakesJennifer CooksJessie WeaverKate’s Recipe BoxLife on FoodLittle House Big AlaskaLittle Scratch KitchenMaking MiraclesMoore or Less CookingRhubarb and HoneySavvy In The KitchenSeduction in the KitchenSimple Food 365Style IslandThanks for Cookin’!The Food Hunter’s Guide To CuisineThe Hungary Buddha Eats the WorldThe Spiffy CookieThe Weekday GourmetThis is How I CookTramplingroseVintage KittyWest Via Midwest

Check out what everyone else is posting today–there’s going to be some great recipes shared!