Recipe: Grilled Achiote-Rubbed Red Snapper

Achiote-Rubbed Red Snapper If you’re looking to spice up your grilling repertoire, this vividly hued red snapper dish from Nicholas Farina won’t disappoint. Farina rubs the snapper’s firm flesh with achiote paste, a lively blend of annatto seed, vinegar, garlic, and spices that once belonged to the ancient Mayans. It then turns smoky-sweet on the grill, playing the perfect foil to its spicy marinade. Flounced by a colorful sauté of the season’s best vegetables, it’s best served family style, with lots of forks for digging in.

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Recipe Roundup: August 26, 2011

zucchiniThe blogosphere’s sprawling universe of recipes is inspiring, diverse, and—let’s face it—a bit daunting. Our new recipe roundup does all the heavy sifting to single out recent, mouthwatering recipes from our favorite blogs. All you have to do is click and cook! Here’s what we’ll be making over the course of the next week. Zucchini Gratin with Salsa Verde [I Made That!] A step-by-step guide to cheesy, squash-filled goodness. Hazelnut–Plum Crumb Tart [Smitten Kitchen] This gorgeous, pink-stained tart boasts two layers of brown sugar crumble: one for the topping, the other for the crust, Flash-Cooked Curried Salmon [Mark Bittman] A Middle East-inspired dish tha

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Recipe: Summer Ratatouille Bruschetta with Pecorino

Summer Ratatouille Bruschetta with Pecorino Ribbons Reliably flavorful and unfussy, bruschetta belong in every dinner-party host's arsenal of simple but crowd-pleasing dishes. This ratatouille-topped version from Yankee Stadium’s Kevin Harry is yet another breezy iteration of this classic recipe, but it's dressed up with a splash of balsamic vinegar and some Pecorino Romano shavings. Get the recipe here.

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Tomato Recipes

tomatoes Tomato season is in full bloom, and we’re getting our hands on as many of the red, green, yellow, or purple fruits while we can. We’ve compiled some of our favorite ways to prepare these bulbous beauties. A Perfect Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich Can the classic BLT really be improved? Jennifer McLagan, who smears her sandwich with a mouthwatering bacon fat mayonnaise, just might convince us. Beefsteak Tomato and Onion Salad A simple salad for those who think a tomato is best unadorned. Bucatini with Green Tomato Amatrician

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Eat this Word: Culatello

Culatello WHAT? Hamming it up. Just about everyone knows that Parma is famous for its raw, cured ham called prosciutto di Parma. But real pork-product purists prefer the region’s rarer and more delectable culatello. The best, most traditional culatello is labeled with the D.O.P. “Culatello di Zibello,” and it is made according to strict regulations enforced by the Consorzio del Culatello di Zibello in and around the town of Zibello, about 20 miles outside of Parma. Only the large muscles of the pigs’s hind legs and inner thigh, off the bone, are used (culatello means “little backside”). The meat is cured with salt, seasoned with a mixture of black pepper, wine, and herbs, and aged for a minimum of 12 months before it is sold. The characteristic pear shape is enhanced by intricate tying that produces an attractive rosette pattern when the culatello is cut crosswise into paper-thin slices. WHERE?

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Recipe: ABC Kitchen's Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae It's no secret that we're huge fans of ABC Kitchen. After all, the Jean-Georges Vongerichten–owned eatery took home this year's JBF Award for Best New Restaurant. But while we're always impressed by the eco-conscious and artfully presented dinner offerings, we've lately been swooning over the joyful and clever interpretations of retro American desserts. To wit, the addictive salted caramel ice cream sundae, piled high with Cracker Jack–inspired toppings like candied peanuts and popcorn, along with a wickedly rich hot fudge sauce. Get the rec

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