31 Recipes to Make in August
Prickly Pear Paletas
Glazed Agrodolce Ribs
Salt-Cured Sea Bass Tostadas (Callo de Lobina)
Using a salt-and-ice brine here gives the sea bass a truly creamy texture reminiscent of scallops. It’s a technique that could work on all kinds of seafood.
Raw Berry Tart with Coconut Cream
Kohlrabi, Fennel and Blueberry Salad
Orecchiette with Summer Squash, Mint and Goat Cheese
Heirloom Tomato and Eggplant Gratin
Peach Hand Pies
Crispy Fish Tacos
Green Corn Soup
Buttermilk Cake with Blackberries
Summer Bean Salad with Potlikker Vinaigrette
Giant Summer Tomato Tart
Blueberry Pie with Rye Crust
Vanilla-Almond Ice Cream with Cherries and Pistachios
Coconut Chicken with Pickled Pepper Collards
Plum Upside-Down Cake
Chilled Persian Yogurt Soup
Corn-Studded Corn Muffins with Honey Mascarpone
Tomatoes with Herbs and Almond Vinaigrette
Yelapa-Style Banana Pie (Pay de Plátano de Yelapa)
This tropical pie from Javier Cabral and Paola Briseño González in Yelapa, a small beach town a 45-minute water taxi ride from Puerto Vallarta, features caramelized bananas and vanilla custard. Yes, it’s as good as it sounds.
Watermelon Steaks with Warm Pickled Shrimp
Grilling watermelon gives it a pleasantly smoky flavor and a glistening surface that’s reminiscent of tuna steaks. Here, F&W’s Justin Chapple tops slabs of the sweet-smoky fruit with warm pickled shrimp, onion, and jalapeño. Fresh parsley finishes off this summery main dish.
Corn Husk–Grilled Goat Cheese with Corn Relish and Honey
With the smoky essence of the husk infused into the hot molten cheese, a generous drizzle of honey melting in, and that charred sweet corn relish, all spooned onto a hunk of crusty bread, plus a bottle of pink bubbly (high in acid to stand up to the tartness of the dish), a patio, and a pile of friends, this recipe is the perfect pre-dinner snack on a summer evening.
Cacio e Pepe Broccolini with Crispy White Beans and Burrata
This Cacio e Pepe Broccolini with Crispy White Beans and Burrata captures the rich, elegant, simple flavors of the classic Italian pasta and rounds them out with bitter charred Broccolini and crispy, creamy, flash-fried white beans. It’s a hearty and healthy late-summer meal
Bacony Fingerling Potato and Spring Onion Salad
Bacon fat is used to season the potatoes and dressing for a thoroughly rich and smoky salad. The small potatoes and onions char quickly while retaining their moisture, contributing a delicious texture to the dish. Cook the bacon and potatoes ahead of time for a salad that’s easy to assemble by the grill.
Roasted Curry Tomato Pie
Turmeric gives the rustic crust of this tomato pie a glorious golden glow, but the real star (other than the ripe summer tomatoes) are the sweet and tangy tamarind onions, which complement the spiced, cheesy filling beautifully.