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August/September 2015

Blackberry Ice Cream

Blackberry jam ups the intensity of this vibrant ice cream, enhancing the sweetness of fresh blackberries. It's the perfect pairing for Coconut Lime Curd Bars.

  • Blueberry Crostata with Lemon Ice Cream

    Lemon ice cream is a diva—it has to be the star of an á la mode duo—so we’ve paired it with a rustic blueberry crostata that’s not fussed up with…

  • Braised Chicken Thighs with Savory Marinated Peaches

    These tender chicken thighs are dripping with savory-sweet herbal flavors from the marinated peaches. Salty capers and crisp prosciutto seal the deal.

  • Brown Sugar and Thyme Marinated Peaches

    Brown sugar and white balsamic vinegar lend peaches a caramelly flavor, while a semi-dry wine enhances their sweet tartness. Fresh thyme adds an herbal note. The marinade also softens the…

  • Fried Chicken with Paprika and Honey Butter

    The union of crisp coating, smoky heat, and a sweet slather of honey butter is a beautiful one indeed. The butter is so insanely good that you may want to…

  • Dirty Fried Chicken

    This Korean-inspired fried chicken is poached in a vinegar brine before frying. The vinegar tenderizes the meat, while the parcooking allow for frying at a really high temperature without leaving…

  • Dark Rum Caramel

    This rich caramel has a molassesy, rummy kick—especially when made with high-quality solera-aged rum. Pour it on grown-up ice cream sundaes or grilled fruit and pound cake.

  • Five-Minute Marinated Skirt Steak

    You don’t have to marinate a steak overnight to get great flavor—with this marinade, five minutes is all you need. The marinade is thicker than most, but that helps it…

  • Grilled Open-Face BLT

    A BLT is one of the best ways to enjoy in-season tomatoes; salty, smoky bacon and tangy mayonnaise highlight their sweetness. This version ups the smoke factor with grilled tomato,…

  • Grilled Lamb Chops with Watermelon-Feta Salad

    Fresh, juicy watermelon is the perfect counterpoint to sweet, smoky lamb. Add tangy cheese, salty olives, and fresh mint, and each bite explodes with flavor. Serve with grilled bread and…

  • Grilled Corn and Shallots

    Quickly charring onions and shallots on the grill brings out their sweetness for this easy side dish. Serve it with grilled tuna or spareribs.

  • Garlicky White Bean Burgers

    Beans make up the bulk of this burger, but that’s far from all there is to it. Farro gives it texture, while sun-dried tomatoes, Parmigiano, rosemary, and fennel seed add…

  • Lemon Ice Cream

    This simple ice cream is a pure expression of lemon, perfect for pairing with Blueberry Crostata.

  • Jasmine Rice with Toasted Pine Nuts and Chives

    Buttery, toasty pine nuts add a hit of richness to your basic rice pilaf. Serve this simple side with grilled chicken or seared scallops.

  • Middle Eastern Chickpea Burgers

    Toasty spices and chickpeas give this burger a flavor evocative of falafel. Serve it in or on a pita with some store-bought or homemade tzatziki and a salad of chopped…

  • Miso Mayonnaise

    Good thing this mayonnaise is foolproof; it’s so savory and luscious that you’ll be making it all the time.

  • Overnight Oatmeal with Sweet Marinated Peaches

    I began using this overnight method out of a desire to sleep longer, but came to find it actually made better oatmeal. The flavors have a chance to develop, and…

  • Red Berry Summer Pudding with Vanilla Malt Ice Cream

    An uptown take on a retro American diner combo—berry pie and a vanilla malted—this classic English no-bake dessert paired with slightly earthy, toasty vanilla malt ice cream is perfect for…

  • Rotini with Ground Pork and Spicy Peanut Sauce

    You may not expect bright, Asian-inspired flavors to be paired with Italian rotini pasta, but it’s a great choice for holding onto the sauce.

  • Spinach, Tomato, and Ricotta Frittata

    Juicy, ripe tomatoes counter creamy ricotta in this simple but satisfying egg dish.

  • Spice-Rubbed Steaks with Grilled Gazpacho Sauce

    Reminiscent of the classic chilled Spanish soup, this spicy, smoky, tangy sauce is also delicious with grilled chicken breasts or pork chops.

  • Sautéed Watercress and Bok Choy

    This quick Asian take on sautéed greens is perfect with Spicy Miso-Broiled Shrimp.

  • Smoky Slow Cooker Brisket

    You don’t have to man the smoker all day to get barbecue on the table for dinner (even on a weeknight). Instead, slow-cook a brisket until it’s so tender that…

  • Spicy Thai Tofu Burgers

    Don’t hide this pretty, veggie-packed patty in a bun; serve it on a Thai-inspired salad of chopped lettuce tossed with bean sprouts, grated carrot, and chopped fresh mint and cilantro.…

  • Southern Fried Chicken

    This recipe uses a dry brine (a spice rub containing ample salt) to add savory flavor without diluting the bird’s inherent chickeny flavor. The salt dries out the skin, so…

  • Smoked Trout and Summer Bean Salad

    This ingenious combination of tangy yogurt, oil-cured olives, fresh cucumbers, and bunches of fragrant herbs, along with hearty beans and smoky fish, offers intriguing flavors in every bite.

  • Sweet Corn and Sprouted Lentil Salad

    With its fresh corn and legumes, this salad is reminiscent of a succotash, but it surprises with Middle Eastern flavors like pistachios, cumin, and honey.

  • Sherry Vinegar and Rosemary Marinated Peaches

    This savory marinade balances peaches' natural sweetness with the complex tartness of sherry vinegar. Fresh rosemary adds earthy pine notes, olive oil lends richness, and rum contributes a bit of…

  • Summer Skirt Steak and Grilled Vegetables

    I grill skirt steak just about every week in the summer and get really excited about all the great seasonal produce I can grill along with it. This is pure…

  • Vanilla Malt Ice Cream

    A classic vanilla ice cream enhanced with the distinctive toasty-sweet notes of malted milk powder goes great with Red Berry Summer Pudding.

  • Couscous-Stuffed Tomatoes

    An herbed couscous and tomato salad tossed in a lemon vinaigrette sweetened with a touch of maple syrup makes a delicious stuffing for big, meaty tomatoes.

  • Caramel Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

    This ice cream is a perfect pairing for the Honey-Roasted Peanut Blondies. In fact, you'll have a bit of leftover fudge sauce after you ripple it through the ice cream;…

  • Coconut Lime Curd Bars with Blackberry Ice Cream

    Toasted coconut and luxurious lime curd on a buttery shortbread crust mellow the vibrantly fruity blackberry ice cream in this colorful duo.

  • Crab and Corn Cakes with Lime Sour Cream

    Classic crab cakes get a subtle Tex-Mex treatment with the addition of corn and a refreshing lettuce and cilantro salad on the side.

  • Chickpea, Arugula, and Pita Bread Salad with Goat Cheese

    Harissa is a spicy Middle Eastern condiment flavored with cumin, caraway, and chiles. In this dish, its flavors are deconstructed in a mildly spicy and sweet dressing. Ancho chile powder…

  • Chopped Antipasti Salad

    Loaded with bite-size pieces of cheese, salami, tangy peppers, and tomatoes, this salad channels the flavors of an Italian appetizer platter with hints of the Hungarian flavors Nick grew up…

  • Chopped Roasted Beet and Blue Cheese Salad

    Fresh dill, bright scallions, and a tangy vinaigrette breathe new life into the classic combination of beets and blue cheese. Dill sprouts, available at some specialty markets, add an extra…

  • Carne Asada Tacos

    Often featured in fajitas, skirt steak is perfect for tacos, too. Because of the meat’s striations, it slices into bits that have the perfect amount of tenderness, chew, and caramelized…

  • Caramelized Miso Sauce

    Tony Messina of Boston’s Uni recommends caramelizing miso and using it to make a salty, toasty, yet sweet sauce. Use it as a topping for ice cream or French toast,…

  • Grilled Shrimp Salad with Anchovy-Yogurt Dressing

    Combined with lemon, garlic, parsley, and anchovies, Chobani Greek Yogurt adds a welcome acidity and a healthy twist to classic Caesar dressing, and complements the deep flavors of grilled shrimp…

  • Grilled Lamb Burgers with Avocado Yogurt Sauce

    Flavored with fresh mint and cilantro, Chobani Greek Yogurt makes these burgers extra-juicy. The same yogurt-herb mixture combined with ripe avocadoThe avocado-yogurt sauce also makes an extraordinary topping (which is…

  • Grilled Tandoori Chicken Wings with Mango-Chile Raita

    Mixed with fresh mango and spices, thick Chobani Greek Yogurt makes a refreshing accompaniment for spicy grilled chicken wings.

  • Chocolate-Raspberry Yogurt Tart

    Greek yogurt and dark, melted chocolate make a heavenly pairing as a dessert filling, or served on its own. This make-ahead dessert features a creamy dark chocolate filling and a…

  • Acqua Pazza (Fish in Crazy Water)

    In this Italian dish, fish is gently poached in “crazy water” flavored with fennel, garlic, and tomato. Any firm, flaky white fish fillets will do.

  • Pluot Upside-Down Cake

    Sweet, juicy pluots are the star of this rustic dessert, but the cake itself—delicate and tender with a crisp exterior—is a close second. It’s delicious with softly whipped cream.

  • Pasta Niçoise

    In this riff on the classic composed salad from the south of France, spaghetti is tossed with seared tuna, green beans, olives, and, of course, ripe tomatoes.

  • Tzatziki

    Tzatziki sauce hails from Greece, but it still pairs well with the Middle Eastern Chickpea Burger.

  • Umami Bomb Mushroom Burgers

    This is an exceptionally "meaty" veggie burger, thanks to the deep, savory flavor in the mushrooms and soy sauce, the richness of the cashews, and the pleasantly chewy texture of…

  • Honey-Roasted Peanut Blondies with Caramel Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

    Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? This pairing of chewy, not-too-sweet oatmeal peanut blondies and rich, fudgy caramel ice cream is a sophisticated dessert for the kid in all…

  • How to Make Corn Chowder

    Celebrate peak corn season with this hearty vegetable soup.

  • How to Grill Skirt Steak

    Renowned New York City butcher Pat LaFrieda calls it his favorite cut of beef; here’s why.

  • 4 Secrets to Amazing Fried Chicken

    The chefs behind some of the best fried chicken in the country share their tips

  • Veggie Burgers that Rock

    6 essential ingredients for hearty vegetarian burgers that even a meat-eater will love

  • A La Mode Desserts, Perfectly Paired

    Forget plain vanilla. When you pair the right ice cream with the right dessert, magic happens.

  • How to Sprout Your Own Lentils

    This healthy staple is easy to make at home

  • Grilled Skirt Steak Pinwheels

    Angelo Bonsangue, a butcher who worked with us years ago, taught me how to make these pinwheels. Though the filling is made with just three ingredients, it packs a huge…

  • Summer Corn Chowder

    Once you’ve eaten your fill of fresh corn on the cob, this satisfying soup is the ideal destination for those ears of corn that keep on coming to farmstands until…

  • Spicy Miso-Broiled Shrimp

    Miso, ginger, and cayenne combine to give this shrimp dish a bright, savory flavor with a punch of heat. Keep it quick and serve it with some sautéed watercress and…

  • Marinated Peach Tart with Honey-Yogurt Mousse

    Perfect for a dinner party and easier to make than a peach pie, this tart marries sweet peaches and a creamy yogurt mousse in a press-in shortbread crust. If you're…

  • Heirloom Tomato & Peach Salad

    I like to start summer dinners on the patio with this simple salad. I’ve also been known to pair it with creamy burrata and crusty bread and call it lunch.

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