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  • 10 Gorgeous Summer Corn Recipes

    The ultimate sign of summer? Corn. Preferably on the cob. Perhaps with a sprinkling of cojita cheese and a squirt of lime juice, because nothing beats the delectable messiness of Mexican-style corn. But we'll take corn any which way, really -- as long as it's fresh and sweet and the weather is warm. So, if you too are crazy for corn, we've got just the right recipes, from corn filled salads to silky corn soups, sweet corn desserts, and more. Brought to you from the spirited home cooks' community at FOOD52.

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  • Dinner Tonight: Burgers and Brownies, Hot-Weather Style

    Did it ever seem strange to you that big, fat, juicy burgers are such a ubiquitous summertime food, seeing as it's often too hot for much more than a popsicle, let alone super-rich beef? Lucky for us, EmilyC's shrimp burgers are just burger-y enough to fit into the spirit of the whole "summer cookout" thing, without leaving you totally defeated the way a regular burger so often does.

    And for dessert? Brownie Bites! Because it's never too hot for chocolate -- though this time of year, just a bite will do.

    The Menu

    Shrimp Burgers with Roasted Garlic-Orange Aioli by EmilyC

    Roasted garlic-orange aioli:
    1 head garlic
    1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    2 large egg yolks, room temperature
    1/2 cup grapeseed oil
    Kosher salt
    2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice plus 1 teaspoon finely grated zest (from 1 orange)
    Freshly ground black pepper

    1. To roast the garlic: Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel away the outer skin of 1 garlic head,

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  • 7 Summer Soups

    By now you've eaten salads aplenty and barbecued to your heart's content, so why not try something a little different -- a summery soup, perhaps. There's gazpacho, of course, but it's time to let seasonal produce like corn and cantaloupe shine too. These seven simple soups will do just the trick. Make a big batch for dinner tonight and save any leftovers for an effortless lunch tomorrow. Brought to you from the spirited home cooks' community at FOOD52.

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  • Dinner Tonight: Maple-Glazed Salmon, Zucchini, and a Cherry Fool

    Inspiration for tonight's dinner: sweet sweet summer! Honey and maple give all of these dishes a pleasant kiss of sweetness. In amanda's Zucchini with Basil, Mint and Honey and alasully's Maple Cardamom Glazed Salmon, the honey and maple respectively marry with other bright and spicy flavors to bring balance and dimension.

    Meanwhile, in slulibby's lovely Cherry Fool, honey lends a pretty dessert-ification to the sliced, toasted almonds that speckle and crunch their way through the airy cream and cherry orbs.

    Maple Cardamom Glazed Salmon by alasully

    Makes 1 lb of fish

    1 pound wild salmon filet, de-boned
    1/4 cup maple syrup
    2 teaspoons ground cardamom
    1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    pinch cayenne pepper
    salt and pepper

    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl combine maple syrup, cardamom, paprika, cayenne and a bit of freshly ground pepper. Whisk until mixture is smooth. Adjust to taste.

    2. Arrange salmon filet on a cutting board. Remove the bones

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  • A Tomato Takeover

    Summer tomatoes, bursting and sweet, display a number of colorful guises: they brighten our summer salads, fill our tarts and sandwiches and add warmth to our pastas and fish.

    July's the time to pull some tomatoes off the vine and toss them into your summer staples while the sun's still setting late. Brought to you by the spirited home cook's community at FOOD52.

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  • Watermelonade: When Watermelon Meets Lemonade


    When the weather gets hotter, and the days get longer, we find ourselves reaching for one of two summer elixirs: watermelon, or lemonade.

    Now: you can have both. At once.

    >>RELATED: See 7 ways to spruce up plain ol' lemonade.

    Enter our favorite summer drink: Watermelonade.

    Watermelonade is just what it sounds like: watermelon + lemonade. With just 3 ingredients -- ones you probably have on hand anyway -- you can whip up this queen of refreshments any time you need a cool-down.

    >>RELATED: See our 7 Burgers for Summer to serve alongside your Watermelonade.

    Summer just got a lot more exciting.



    Serves 10

    1/2 cup sugar
    4 cups cubed watermelon
    3 1/2 cups water
    1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

    1. Bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring sugar to dissolve. Set aside.

    2. Put the cubed watermelon in a blender and puree until smooth, about 20 seconds. Strain through a fine mesh

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  • 7 Sauces for Summer

    Even the best salads, pastas, and meat dishes can be enhanced! It's time to improve the traditional weeknight rotation with these festive sauces and dressings.

    • Now: time to dress up some of our favorite summer salads!

    • Check out these aioli recipes for some more condiment action.

    • Got questions? Ask the experts from the Food52 Hotline.

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  • Dinner Tonight: Tuna Melt and Chopped Salad

    Inspiration for tonight's dinner? Getting back to balance for goodness sake (especially necessary after last week's pancakes and milkshakes for dinner)! This week's meal brings balance, but certainly not boredom.

    On top of it all, this meal comes together with zero stovetop time, and minimal broiler time, making it perfect for the steamy days ahead.

    The Menu

    Provencal Tuna Melt by boulangere

    1 6-ounce can tuna packed in olive oil
    1/4 of a red bell pepper, 1/4" dice
    Green parts of 2 scallions, 1/4" dice
    2 teaspoons capers, drained, roughly chopped
    1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
    2 tablespoons mayo
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    Pinch red pepper flakes
    4 slices good bread
    Olive oil
    Slices of soft cheese; use as much as you like

    1. Scrape the tuna and around half of the oil into a mixing bowl; the oil will provide a lovely silkiness. Add the peppers to the bowl.

    2. Slice the scallions and add them to the bowl. Roughly chop the capers (you're just

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  • 5 Things You Never Thought You Could Grill

    We may not be able to help give you a long weekend, but we can help when it comes to cooking over an open flame. If you're tired of conventional, familiar Fourth of July fare, (pasta salads, chicken, pasta salads with chicken), here are five new dishes you never thought would work well with smoke. This Independence Day, go rogue: grill what no one else is grilling.

    • See 7 Burgers for Summer to round out your meal.

    • Check out our 8 Summery Barbecue Sides.

    • Got a question in the kitchen? The FOOD52 Hotline is here to help!

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  • 7 Blueberry Filled Recipes

    Though it's hard to make a box of blueberries last for more than a couple of minutes here at FOOD52, there's nothing like blueberry filled pancakes, tarts, muffins, and more. So, if you're like us and you find yourself scarfing down a punnet of ripe blueberries before the morning is even over, be sure to save some for your kitchen, because we've got seven blueberry recipes you'll be craving all summer long

    •Find more blueberry recipes on FOOD52.

    •Browse our recipes for strawberries.

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