As you wipe the sand off your toes and start to ponder dinner, you're sorry to leave the beach. So don't. These simple, seafood pastas take your tastebuds out to sea. With some protein from your fisherman's morning catch and a box of pasta in hand, you'll be armed to fashion an arsenal of healthy summer meals for your family.Read More »from 7 Sea-Inspired Pasta Dishes
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- Food52 | Dessert Guide – Thu, Jun 7, 2012 2:02 PM EDT
Today: The perfect strawberry shortcake for all berry season long -- thanks to an odd secret ingredient.
Sweet, ripe summer strawberries deserve lots of whipped cream and the perfect shortcake. And the secret to the perfect shortcake? It's sitting in your fridge right now, and it's going to surprise you.
The late cookbook author James Beard -- often called the father of American cuisine -- learned this trick for a tender, airy cake from his mother: Egg yolks.
Not so strange, right? But here's the kicker: they're from hard-boiled eggs.
It might sound like one of the last things you want stirred in with your dry ingredients, but crumbly cooked yolk adds just enough richness without weighing down orRead More »from Genius Recipe: James Beard's Strawberry Shortcakes
- Food52 | Shine Food – Wed, Jun 6, 2012 5:07 PM EDT
Tonight's dinner: a beautiful composed salad of silky avocados and caramelized carrots followed by a perfectly cooked piece of fish (it's all about what fish you buy -- this is a moment to really buy the very best!). It comes together with little time or effort, and it is one graceful weeknight dinner.
You may not actually be at Le Bernardin (or ABC Kitchen, the inspiration for the salad), but it's possible that the loveliness of this meal will make you feel that you are. If this is the case, and you find yourself popping a bottle of Champagne on a weeknight, well what can we say? Our work here is done.
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About 1 tablespoon canola oil (enough to coat the bottom of the pan)Read More »from Dinner Tonight: Crispy-Skinned Fish and Carrot Avocado Salad
Four 6-ounce skin-on fish fillets (like striped bass or salmon)
Fine sea salt
Freshly ground white pepper (black is fine too, if you
Don't get us wrong: we've got no complaints about ice cream on its own. But why not turn your kitchen into a 1950s-style soda fountain, just because? With just one extra step or two, you've got a dish fit for a special occasion -- or for a lazy afternoon. Poodle skirt and horn-rimmed glasses are optional, but recommended.
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Yeah, you read that right: no-cook salads. Though the word "salad" may imply a no-cook recipe, many recipes actually include steps to toast, to roast, to saute. Not these. Get yourself a pile of fresh vegetables, slice a bit, chop a bit -- and ta da! Lunch, dinner, an appetizer, a side dish: all in less than 10 minutes. Here are 7 vibrant salads to keep you well-fed all summer long -- no oven, stove, toaster, or heat-creating appliance in sight.
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- Food52 | Summer Shape-Up – Wed, May 30, 2012 12:00 PM EDT
Inspiration for this dinner? Two dishes that are bound to be on heavy rotation this summer. So straightforward and unfussy, yet both so luxurious in texture and flavor. A tuna steak slowly poached in olive oil is scattered around a plate with potatoes and green beans like a sort of deconstructed, lazy Nicoise, and a cheery pink homemade sherbet rounds out the meal. A weeknight dinner worthy of a Saturday night dinner party!
Serves 4Read More »from Dinner Tonight: Warm Tuna and White Bean Salad and Quick Strawberry Sherbert
3/4 pounds best quality tuna, about 2 inches thick
5 thyme sprigs
1 garlic clove
About 1/3 cup olive oil
12 baby potatoes, boiled with skins on, until tender
7 ounces thin green beans, topped and blanched in salted water
8 ounces cranberry beans, shelled (about 3/4 cup shelled) and blanched in salted water until just tender or dried cranberry beans (see note in Step 4)
Yes, we can hear your collective sigh out there -- a sigh of relief, a sigh of gratitude. The word "shrimp" in a main course promises a dinner that's fast, healthy, and protein-packed: a savior on a weeknight, an elegant companion at a party, and every role in between. Here are 7 easy shrimp dinners, some dressed-up, some dressed-down, all sigh-worthy.
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Memorial Day signifies the start of summer, and to start it off on the right foot we're throwing a backyard barbecue feast. From refreshing drinks to seafood, steak, sides, and dessert, we've got all of our bases covered. No one will go home hungry, but everyone will leave wanting many more summer grill-outs.
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Inspiration for tonight's dinner: weather that simply can't make up its mind. Cold and drizzly one second, 80+ and downright muggy the next! Dressing for this kind of variation is enough to make anyone feel a little crazy, and coming up with dinner plans? Oof. You can start the day wrapped up in a big cozy robe with a big steaming bowl of oatmeal, and by the time you head home from work, a big icy margarita and some chips & salsa is sounding pretty great.
So, in this weeks' dinner tonight we shall attempt to address this silliness with a lovely asparagus soup to fight off any residual chill, and a refreshing radish salad. Alright spring, is it summer yet? We suppose with meals like this, we can hold out just a little longer.
Serves 4Read More »from Dinner Tonight: Asparagus Soup and Radish Salad
1 tablespoon safflower oil
2 large scallions, thinly sliced into half-moons
1 1/2 pound
With each season come fruits and vegetables so distinctly themselves that we can't help but use them in as many dishes as we can, for as many meals as we can, before the season fades into the next. In the summer, it's tomatoes and raspberries. In the fall, it's mushrooms and apples. In the winter, it's beets and citrus. And in the spring, it's strawberries -- and peas.
Each part of the pea plant -- the tiny peas themselves, their shoots, even their pods (which can be simmered to make a broth) -- tastes of the sweet, sunny days of spring. Here are 7 ways to use them, before spring becomes summer.
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