Recipe: Oysters with Spicy Tomato Granité

 

We have Long Island–based chef Lia Fallon to thank for this inspired garnish for raw oysters. She slow-roasts plum tomatoes until they're lightly caramelized, then blends them with vodka, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and Tabasco. (If the combination sounds familiar, that's because it's the classic recipe for an invigorating Bloody Mary.) The purée is then frozen and flaked with a fork, resulting in a bracing ice that adds a spicy punch to briny bivalves. 

 

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Recipe: Strawberry–Red Wine Semifreddo

 

If you're entertaining a big crowd this Independence Day, we submit to you this recipe for meringue-lightened strawberry semifreddo from Jason Bond of Cambridge's Bondir. Flavored with a cup of red wine and frozen in a loaf pan, the finished dessert can be sliced and distributed in minutes.  

 

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Recipes from the Best of the Best: Tom Colicchio's Vegetable Chips

 

This addictive but virtuous snack comes from 2010 Outstanding Chef award winner Tom Colicchio. Maintaining the proper temperature of the frying oil is the key to making crisp, grease-free chips. Get the recipe here.

 

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This spring JBF released The James Beard Foundation’s Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America’s Outstanding Chefs. This must-have book features delicious, signature recipes from every winner of the Foundation’s Outstanding Chef award. When we went to press, space required that we omit some surplus essays and recipes, so we're sharing some of this bonus content with our readers. Think of it as an appetizer.

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Recipe: Cherry–Pinot Noir Sorbet with Ginger

 

This refreshing, crimson sorbet from Jason Stoller Smith of Oregon's Timberline Lodge combines the soulful sweetness of summer cherries with the luscious and earthy flavors of Pinot Noir. A teaspoon of grated ginger adds a bracing undercurrent of spice. Get the recipe here

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Recipe: Wings with Habanero–Honey Sauce

 

Forget patriotism: we believe that a delicious Fourth of July spread is the best way to unite fellow countrymen. These sweet and spicy glazed wings from Texan chef David Cordúa will definitely show up on ours. Tossed in a sauce of brown butter, honey, and tongue-pricking habanero vinegar, these American beauties will be gone long before the first fireworks burst. Get the recipe here.

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Market Haul: June 20

 

The growing season has begun, which means that CSA members throughout the country are getting shares packed with early crops, like lettuce, radishes, and baby spinach. If you're like many of us, you might feel somewhat ambivalent about the bounty of Boston, romaine, and red-leaf heads making their way into your box this month. On the one hand, it's such a treat to have fresh-from-the-farm salad greens on hand to toss with olive oil and lemon juice at a moment's notice. On the other hand...lettuce is so annoying to wash. The only way to make sure none of it goes to waste? Surrender to the lettuce: make peace with the fact that you'll need to dedicate half an hour each week to your salad spinner. With leaves washed, dried, and bagged in the fridge, salads become the effortless summer meals they were meant to be.

 

The Haul: Baby spinach, Toscano kale, garlic scapes, red leaf lettuce, cilantro, red beets, Japanese salad turnips, strawberries.

 

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Roasted Beet and Pickled Rhubarb Salad with Gorgonzola

 

Chef Tim Ryan of New York's Morso serves this salad with gorgonzola fritters, but we think that adding some crumbled cheese is easier and just as good. You can pickle the rhubarb several days before you prepare the rest of the dish, while the accompanying spiced walnuts can be roasted a day ahead.

 

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Recipes from the Best of Best: Patrick O'Connell's Truffled Popcorn

 

Here's some popcorn that you'll want to make for occasions in addition to a new Netflix sleeve arriving in your mailbox: from the Inn at Little Washington's Patrick O'Connell (who took home our Outstanding Chef award in 2001), this snack is souped up with truffle oil, a fat knob of butter, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. If you happen to have a fresh truffle lying around (hey, you never know), go ahead and shave some of it on top, too.

 

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This spring JBF released The James Beard Foundation’s Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America’s Outstanding Chefs. This must-have book features delicious, signature recipes from every winner of the Foundation’s Outstanding Chef award. When we went to press, space required that we omit some surplus essays and recipes, so... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Strawberries

strawberry recipes from the James Beard Foundation

 

This summer, treat yourself to strawberries from the farmers' market, where these sweet and fragrant gems are at their very best. While there's nothing like eating them straight from the carton, we'll also be using them to make these unique desserts.

 

Strawberries with Honeyed Mascarpone and Balsamic Vinegar
Keep it simple and layer marinated strawberries with creamy, honeyed mascarpone, then top with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar for a perfect parfait with bite.

 

Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Grand Marnier–Soaked Strawberries
Elevate this classic Italian dessert with the tangy complexity of goat cheese and strawberries macerated in Grand Marnier. A web of sliced shiso leaves adds an extra... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Pizza

 

The perfect weeknight dinner? Pizza. And not the kind that comes in a cardboard box. If you make the dough ahead of time, homemade pizza comes together very quickly: just crank up your oven, roll out the dough, throw on some toppings, and you'll be sitting down to a takeout-free meal in 10 to 12 minutes.

 

Quick Pizza Dough
This easy recipe can be made entirely in an electric mixer and yields enough dough for two 14-inch pizzas or four 10-inch individual pies.

 

Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula
Lightly dressed arugula and salty prosciutto top this pie from Wolfgang Puck. The chef puts a teaspoon of honey in his dough, but the dish would work just as well with the dough recipe featured above.

 

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