In Mexico, they serve elotes callejeros on the street: grilled corn slathered with mayonnaise, cotija cheese, and lime juice.Grilled corn is a must-have side dish at any summer cookout. Whether you're throwing some juicy burgers, marinated steaks, or maybe even just some chicken on the grill, the party just wouldn't feel the same without a little sweet grilled corn to enjoy with the main event. Like potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, and peach cobbler, it's something that brings back fond memories for many people.
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While there's nothing wrong with classic Grilled Corn on the Cob, sometimes, you want something a little different - maybe something with a Mexican twist, like this recipe for Elotes Callejeros (street-style corn) from the chef at La Esquina in New York City. It's slathered with an addictive blend of mayonnaise, cotija cheese, lime juice, and a bit of chile for some heat.
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Mexican-Style Grilled Corn
In a nod to the corn-on-the-cob often served by street vendors in Mexico, sweet corn is brushed
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In Mexico, they serve elotes callejeros on the street: grilled corn slathered with mayonnaise, cotija cheese, and lime juice.Grilled corn is a must-have side dish at any summer cookout. Whether you're throwing some juicy burgers, marinated steaks, or maybe even just some chicken on the grill, the party just wouldn't feel the same without a little sweet grilled corn to enjoy with the main event. Like potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, and peach cobbler, it's something that brings back fond memories for many people.Read More »from 3 Great Ways to Grill Corn
Grilled Salmon with Corn and Zucchini Salad, is healthy, delicious, and easy to prepare.Salmon - it's easy to prepare, has a unique, rich flavor, and it's healthy for you, too. Whether simply grilled or pan-roasted and served with a squeeze of lemon over the top, or coated in a crunchy crust and baked to perfection, it's one dinner option that you'll want to keep in your weekly rotation.Read More »from 4 Simple Salmon Recipes
That's why this week we felt fortunate when Pure Food Fish Market, based out of Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Market, provided us with 8 pounds of delicious salmon to create this week's recipe. What did we come up with?
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All of the recipes featured here can be made at home for about $30 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Grilled Salmon with Corn and Zucchini Salad (pictured above)
This meal is all about keeping things fresh and simple. The salmon is simply grilled with lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and the corn and zucchini salad
Some one-pot meals are even better the next day."Oh, I love to cook, I just never like to do the dishes afterward," you'll often hear people say if you ask them about cooking during the workweek.Read More »from Dinner Without the Mess: 6 Ultimate 1-Pot Recipes
If you take joy in cooking - reveling in the fragrance of fresh herbs, hearing the sizzle of fresh meat hitting a hot pan, and finding calm in the systematic rhythms of slicing, dicing, and chopping on a wooden cutting board - then you probably look at cooking as a great way to decompress after a long busy day.
If you take joy in eating - and it's probably safe to say that, like most people, you do (especially if you are here with us) - then you're also excited at the thought of a home-cooked meal made with fresh ingredients, shared with family or loved ones right before curling up on the couch in front of the TV.
The thing is, though, nobody takes joy in the chore that comes afterward - doing the dishes. That's why The Daily Meal has rounded up 6 great recipes for you to try that won't leave a pile of dishes in the sink.
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Istockphoto/thinkstockIt's hard not to get excited by someone expertly making guacamole tableside - most mouths will water at the site of the creamy, green avocado meat combined with a flavor-packed mixture of onions, chile peppers, lime, and cilantro. And while making guacamole at home is easy in theory, there are slight missteps that can occur along the way to ruin this favorite party dip.Read More »from 4 Tasty Tips for the Best Guacamole Ever
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From the best tool for mashing avocados to suggestions for alternative dippers, chef Ivy Stark, of the popular Mexican restaurant chain Dos Caminos, shares her tips for making perfect guacamole.
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Best Chile Peppers
We use a combination of serrano and jalapeño peppers - serranos for heat and jalapeños for their fruity, floral aromas.
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We have a version that adds mango, papaya, and habanero, and another one that adds lump crabmeat and chipotle chiles. Lobster and chicharones are also fun additions.
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Sun, Aug 25, 2013 10:31 AM EDT
Photodisc/Ryan McvaySummer is winding down and everyone is heading back to school or settling back into their apartments after being away all summer. This means one thing for many who share their abode with others: roommate filth. There's nothing worse than a messy roommate, whether they're a stranger, your best friend, or your significant other, and it's even more frustrating when that mess is in the kitchen.Read More »from Roommate Rules: 4 Things to Remember when Sharing the Kitchen
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Let's face it, we all have our shortcomings, but it can get pretty maddening when the simplest of tasks seem to be overlooked over and over again by our fellow dwellers. Even the most intuitive things can be snubbed, so sometimes it's best to keep a checklist for yourself and for your roommates. So The Daily Meal has compiled a list of things that, while they may seem obvious, are often overlooked and can lead to quite the messy kitchen. Give your roommate this checklist and you'll be one step closer to having that clean kitchen of your dreams.
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Sun, Aug 25, 2013 10:26 AM EDT
TelebrandsThere are some people out there that just can't resist an infomercial. Whether they're night owls, TV junkies, or just seeking more convenience in their life, they're the ones that will never give up on those late-night airings and two-for-one specials, no matter how many products have let them down in the past.Read More »from 5 Kitchen Infomercial Products You'll Actually Use
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While an infomercial is defined as "a television program that is an extended advertisement often including a discussion or demonstration," we'd probably describe it a little differently. Creeping onto TV screens late into the night, infomercials have the ability to catch us with our guard down. They're usually hosted by some over-enthusiastic, too-tan host, and while they might be informative, they're often hardly objective. Along with that, there's also a key descriptor missing from the definition, and it's "cheap." Because as great as the host says the featured product is, we often find ourselves asking: if this is so great and
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Sun, Aug 25, 2013 10:20 AM EDT
flickr/sugarmonsterMovie dates are magical in every sense of the word. The lights are low, your heart is racing, and suddenly you are aware of the very little space that there is between you and your date. A brush of the hand into the popcorn bucket and bam! More sparks are flying in the third row than on the screen. Intense passion like that is not easily forgotten, and could be the very reason why we identify so much with the characters on the big screen. Some of us identify with them so much that we immortalize them in our scrapbooks via a wedding cake design.Read More »from Picture Perfect: 3 Incredible Movie-Inspired Wedding Cakes
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You'd be surprised what couples consider moving enough to use as a tasty symbol of their love. One couple went the magical route with a Harry Potter cake. Another clicked their heels three times and found home in one another's hearts as symbolized in their Wizard of Oz Cake. And we love the idea of "the force" driving couples together with their Star Wars cakes.
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Simply Salad boasts more than 40 salad odd-ons. When lunchtime rolls around, there's no end to boring, unhealthy options. There are burgers, Chinese takeout, pizza, sandwiches, and plenty of other ways to put yourself into a food coma via a sad desk lunch even before you hit the 3 p.m. wall. But according to The New York Times, it's chopped salad that reigns supreme in the Northeast, and the trend is making its way across the country.Read More »from Chopped: The 5 Best Salad Chains in America
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From Chop't to Just Salad to Saladworks and even to Subway, every week it seems like another chain comes along to offer us even more chopped salad options. But which one is the best? We put the country's most popular chopped salad chains to the test, and one emerged as a clear winner.Sometimes a salad is the perfect way to get your lunch on. Vegetables for health and wellness, protein to fill you up, and enough food to nix your hunger but not put you in a food coma are all good reasons to consider it. Plus, in mixed company, salads are allergy- and
Flickr/kellyhogaboomNeat freaks and germophobes might want to prepare themselves: a new study from NSF International has tested 14 common kitchen items to see which ones tend to grow the most icky bacteria and mold, CBS News reports.Read More »from The Germiest Parts of Your Kitchen Revealed
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The study asked volunteers to swab the blender, can-opener, flatware storage trays, storage containers with rubber seals, knife blocks, microwave keypads, pizza-cutters, spatulas, strainers, and the refrigerator ice dispenser (not to mention meat and vegetable compartments in the refrigerator). The swabs were then analyzed for microorganisms E.Coli, salmonella, yeast and mold, and listeria.
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Scary stats revealed that 25 percent of the items had E. coli (meat compartment, spatula, blender gasket, can-opener, pizza cutter). Salmonella was found in the meat and vegetable compartments, spatulas, blender, gasket, ice and water dispensers, and on the rubber seals of storage
Flickr/GreencolanderIt's no surprise that Americans love themselves a nice, cold beer. But, what states love the brews the most just may surprise you.Read More »from Which State Drinks the Most Beer?
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The Beer Institute put out its bi-annual list of the top beer-consuming states in the U.S. for 2012. North Dakota, New Hampshire, Montana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin made up the top five despite many being lightly populated states. North Dakota beer drinkers were putting them away with 45.8 gallons per capita consumption. This was more than twice the national average of 28.2 gallons per capita consumption.
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Beer brewers also shipped 206,177,046 gallons total nationally in 2012, with California shipping the most beer at 22,317,858 gallons.
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The report also put out other beer-related stats about 2012 in its report. The beer industry employed 1,077,020 people nationally and was responsible for