Nothing but fresh pears, sugar, water, and a bit of grappa is what makes this sorbet so refreshing and pure.
A Malaysian recipe, deep-fried tofu and fresh summer vegetables simmer in richly flavored coconut milk. For vegetarians, just omit the shrimp paste.
Flavored with Mexican spices and chiles and thickened with masa harina, this soupy stew from Deborah Madison is the real deal.
Finger food at its best: tender shrimp dipped in garlic butter. Cooking the shrimp in their shells intensifies the flavor and keeps them moist.
Leek and potato soup with bacon is a family favorite. Tender leeks and earthy potatoes make this soup hearty. The bacon adds smokiness. A keeper soup.
Sauteed chicken chunks are nestled over rice pilaf speckled with fresh tomatoes and parsley. A wedge of lemon or sumac finishes the dish.
Why turn off the grill after you’ve cooked the main meal? You’ll taste sweet, salty, and tart in these grilled apples basted with Roquefort butter.
Paella, the classic Spanish dish, is given the full treatment here. You don’t need a paella pan to make this paella recipe, either. A Dutch oven will do.
Sea bream fillet bundles alternate with lemon slices on skewers and are then grilled until the sea bream is cooked and the lemon slices are caramelized. A summer spectacular.
Steamed mussels go from standard to superlative when doused in a delicate curry-white wine broth spiked with shallots, garlic, lime, and cream.
This dish, called Trutas a Moda de Braganca, consists of trout wrapped in a deep red jacket of smoked Portuguese ham and fried in bacon drippings.
The recipe for these barbecued baby back ribs calls for the ribs to first be brined, then massaged with a spice rub, and slowly barbecued.
Grilled tuna steaks are cooked medium-rare and served with watercress and parsely. The vinaigrette dressing packs flavor and punches up the grilled tuna.
This is a sauce to spoon over perfectly ripe summer fruit or drizzle over a fruit pie or tart.
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