Thursday, June 2, 2011

Great summer recipe ideas from food mags

I love to read food and cooking magazines -- obvious, since I write this blog.
   I like to imagine the dynamite secrets a lovely-looking recipe will reveal.
   Recently I perused a stack of magazines with terrific-looking recipes I'd like to try this summer (although there are so many nice ones I doubt highly that's possible.)
   If you're looking for some good magazines with recipes for the hot weather ahead, here are four I recommend. All are on sale now on newsstands.
   Under each is the recipes I have my eye on to try.

Summer Entertaining from Cook’s Illustrated – Summer 2011 (pulled pork sandwich on cover)
- Barbecued Chicken Parts – Chicken thighs and legs are kept in a brine of salt, sugar and water before being grilled.
- Charcoal-Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak – These look like beef lollipops. A spread of herbs and garlic and a layer of prosciutto is put on flank steak before it’s rolled up and tied. Skewers are put in evenly through each section of meat between ties, and then the rolled steak is sliced into pinwheels before grilling.
- Minted Sugar Snap Pea Salad
- Tuscan Potato Salad – Red wine vinegar, rosemary, Dijon mustard and Parmesan cheese provide the coating for new red potatoes.
- Lemon Potatoes – Lemon zest and juice, along with minced garlic and chicken broth, is tossed with boiled new red potatoes.
- Basic Creamy Coleslaw
- Quick Summer Pickles and Quick Bread-and-Butter Pickles
- Gazpacho – the iconic summer tomato soup, created here with fresh tomatoes, red bell peppers, cucumbers, sweet onion, garlic, sherry vinegar and tomato juice.
- Magic Chocolate Ice Cream – A no-machine ice cream using espresso powder, bittersweet chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream.

Gourmet Grilling: 96 All-Time Favorite Cookout Classics – Special edition summer 2011 (burger on cover)
Tapenade-Filled Burgers, Asian Steak and Noodle Salad, Turkey Cheddar Burgers, Dominican Chimichurri Burgers, Porterhouse Steak with Pan-Seared Cherry Tomatoes, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Smoked-Paprika Mayonnaise, Barbecued Pork Burgers with Slaw, Chipotle-Lime Chicken, Buffalo Grilled Shrimp with Blue Cheese Dip and Celery, Grilled Salmon with Lime-Butter Sauce, Panna Cotta with Lemon-Thyme Peaches, Peach Ice Cream, Lemon-Herbed Potatoes, Perfect Strawberry Ice Cream, Red Velvet Whoopie Pies.

America’s Test Kitchen 30-Minute Suppers Summer 2011 (chicken skewers on cover)
Grilled Italian Sausage Subs, Grilled Herbed Chicken and Zucchini Salad, Vietnamese-Style Noodle Salad with Chicken, Grilled Spice-Rubbed Chicken Thighs, Glazed Grilled Chicken Skewers, Greek Burgers, Hoisin Pork with Garlic Noodles, Mustard-Glazed Brats with Sweet and Sour Slaw, Wasabi Crab Salad Rolls with Ginger Coleslaw; Chicken, Goat Cheese, and Cherry Salad.

Cook’s Country – July 2011 (peaches and cream pie on cover)
- Dill Potato Salad: Chopped dill is put in a sachet and boiled with the potatoes, and more dill is put in the vinegar that goes on the potatoes.
- Peaches and Cream Pie: Peaches are baked, put in a pie crust, and heavy cream is poured over before baking.
- Grilled Steakhouse Steak Tips: Beef flap steak is cut into small pieces and marinated in brown sugar, garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper before grilling.
- Strawberry Dream Cake: A luscious two-layer strawberry cake that looks perfect for a summertime birthday.

1 comment:

Great Food Ideas said...

Nice Blogs! It was great and very interesting topic. I think all that food looks delicious! Thank you for sharing this.