Need a new tomato fix? Here it is. Dead-ripe tomatoes, herbs, Cheddar cheese, and mayo in a flaky pastry crust. You’re welcome.
For a taste of Martha’s Vineyard away from the coast make these stuffed quahogs – hard shell clams – to enjoy with an evening drink before dinner.
Mini veal meatballs are swathed in creamy, sweet caramelized onions. These mini meatballs are made with some pork for a deep flavor and can be prepared ahead. Definitely party food.
This tapa of fried goat cheese with onion confit combines two iconic Spanish ingredients into a tantalizing small bite that’s all sweetness and tang.
Versatile eggplant does appetizer duty as a mini pizza crust covered with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, balsamic vinegar, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Sweet and salty, this black bean and pepper shrimp stir fry is a hit on the flavor parade. Dry the pineapple in the oven to intensify the sweetness.
Utterly fresh, these oysters–drizzled with a sauce filled with ginger, soy sauce, and lemon juice–are best when just shucked. Do try for Pacific oysters.
This pumpkin soup gets a boost from apples and a bite from a cupful of Irish cider. The soup, with its intense pumpkin flavor, makes for great fall fare.
A Malaysian recipe, deep-fried tofu and fresh summer vegetables simmer in richly flavored coconut milk. For vegetarians, just omit the shrimp paste.
This hearty pinto bean soup is flavored with Mexican spices and thickened with masa harina. Serve over rice and add cheese for a complete dinner.
Fresh greens aren’t just for salads. Sorrel, spinach and lettuce are pureed in vegetable stock for a flavorful soup that tastes better than it looks.
This goat cheese in phyllo dish is a lovely variation of a classic French salad. Serve it as an appetizer or late-night nibble.
Finger food at its best: tender shrimp dipped in garlic butter. Cooking the shrimp in their shells intensifies the flavor and keeps them moist.