Every week, Alex Guarnaschelli, host of Alex’s Day Off, shares with readers what she’s eating — whether it’s from the farmers’ market or fresh off the boat, she’ll have you craving everything from comfort food to seasonal produce.
I love the sharp, mustard-like bite of radishes and I almost put them in the spicy food category. Let’s face it, when up against such voluptuous supermarket contenders like corn, asparagus and tomatoes, you have to ask yourself, “Why buy them?” For many reasons. Here’s one: Daikon and watermelon radishes are sweet and very juicy. They have an amazing texture, adding a low-calorie, flavor-packed punch to any salad. The more common types, Breakfast or Easter Egg radishes, are more peppery. I love mixing them with fresh chiles or topping a steak or fish with slices of radish (or roasted whole) for a change of pace.
There’s something here for everyone with Giada’s garden-fresh side dish of grilled peppers, squash, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, asparagus and green onions. After the vegetables have been taken off the grill, drizzle a dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, fresh parsley, basil and rosemary over the top. Whether you’re serving this for dinner or entertaining a party over the weekend, this dish can be served room temperature — leaving you plenty of time to mingle with friends and family.
These aren’t your average chicken tacos — Bobby’s sweet and spicy version is filled with grilled poblanos, barbecued onions and fresh coleslaw. Lean chicken breasts are seasoned with some of his favorites: ancho chili powder, cinnamon, cumin and light brown sugar.
Editor’s Note: If you’re looking to cut down the prep time to make this a weeknight meal, try the following:
1. Buy packaged cabbage-mix that has already been shredded.
2. If you don’t have time to make Bobby’s delicious Fire Roasted Green Chile Guacamole, substitute it with your favorite salsa, especially a tomatillo-based salsa.
In between trips to the beach and grilling at the house, gather the family and check out the latest Food Network has to offer this weekend:
Amusement Park Eats
Get ready for the sweetest ride of your life as host George Duran discovers some of the tastiest treats that amusement parks have to offer. These menus start at cotton candy and corn dogs, and move on to unusual and exotic dishes. Tune in: Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/ 7 p.m. Central
It’s that time of year again: Your green garden tomatoes have developed a warm, flushed color seemingly overnight and even the teeniest cherry and grape tomatoes have suddenly taken on a more plump and robust shape. Soon your garden — and the grocery store produce section — will be overflowing with the sweetest, freshest tomatoes of the year. Browse some of Food Network’s favorite tomato-centered recipes and take advantage of this in-season fruit (not vegetable!) while it lasts.
Food Network Magazine’s Heirloom Tomato Pie (pictured above) is baked atop a buttery, cheesy crust, filled with a savory tomato-onion-fresh herb filling and baked until golden brown. Serve this bright and colorful pie as a healthy brunch or light lunch option.
This summer, Food Network’s Grilling Central is packed with recipes for the entire family’s taste buds, boasting the best in burgers, dogs, chicken and more all season long. But with so many recipes, where do you start? Each week, FN Dish is giving you a complete menu that is stress-free and will be table-side quickly.
This weekend, take a trip to Germany, Mexico, Spain and Greece without your passport. Food Network Magazine’s world-class hot dog recipes combine flavors like tzatziki and cucumbers, German mustard and pretzels, and chipotle mayonnaise with avocado for a twist on the American classic.