Saturday, August 6, 2011
Just like Kramer and Newman on Seinfeld, the FoodPair team has been fighting over the best summer produce including peaches, corn, tomatoes and eggplant. In Seinfeld's The Doodle, Macanaw Peaches were in season and like having "a circus in your mouth." While we love the explosive flavor of a perfect peach, we're just as excited for amazing heirloom tomatoes, sweet summer corn and the best eggplant.
The key to harnessing all the great summer foods is to choose recipes where the ingredients are allowed to shine. Don't worry about elaborate sauces or preparations, just pair your favorite summer veggies with a nice piece of fish, put them in a fresh salad, or use an international dish where the veggies shine like the Asian Noodles or Mexican Shrimp below.
To help you find dishes to make your favorite summer veggies sing, we fired up the FoodPair recipe search engine and found a handful of great recipes from across the Web.
Grilled Eggplant and Manchego Cheese Salad
Here's a tasty salad featuring fresh summer eggplant.
Ingredients: basil, honey, eggplant, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Manchego, black pepper, salt
Grilled Tuna with Sweet Corn Salad & Roasted Tomatoes
This well-composed dish features seasonal summer corn and tomatoes.
Ingredients: Yellowfin tuna, salt, black pepper, Sweet Corn Salad, Herb Roasted Tomatoes, Eggplant Caviar
Asian Noodle Salad with Eggplant & Snap Peas
Eggplant is the start of this great Asian salad.
Ingredients: scallion, ginger, soba, lime juice, snap peas, shiitake mushroom, hoisin, Japanese eggplant, sesame oil, lime peel
Blackened Shrimp Salad with Grilled Corn
Blackened shrimp is great with grilled summer corn.
Ingredients: cilantro, olive oil, romaine lettuce, jicama, jumbo shrimp, corn
Salmon with Fava Beans, White Corn and Mushrooms
You'll love this succotash with corn, mushrooms and beans.
Ingredients: sockeye salmon, olive oil, salt, black pepper, Fava Bean, White Corn, and Wild Mushroom Succotash (separate recipe)
Let's get cooking!
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Posted by FoodPair at 5:58 PM