These tartlets are best if made with really flavourful tomatoes such as heirloom. Grown from ancient seeds, they have the taste and juiciness that tomatoes are supposed to have. If you can't find them, substitute any locally grown tomato.Read More
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A few tricks we've learned with pizza on the grill: Go lightly on the toppings to ensure that the crust crisps slightly and doesn't go soggy. Make sure your barbecue is clean and lightly oiled so that crusts don't stick. Use a large baking sheet to transfer rolled dough and finished pizzas to and from the barbecue. For this topping, local hothouse and cherry tomatoes both work well. You can also have several other toppings available and let the people choose their own.Read More
Oysters are always a great treat but even better when you don't have to shuck them yourself. While cooking on the barbecue, their shells open a little way - just enough to easily remove them.Read More
Corn is in abundance right now. Look for heavy ears and avoid corn that is half stripped of leaves as its sugar turns to starch very quickly. Keep corn refrigerated to help prevent starch issues. Tomatoes are finally hitting their stride, too, and I try to find multicoloured ones for a prettier look.Read More
In Chile, tomato salad is served with just about everything. You can omit the spicy peppers if you wish. Coriander is the herb usually used but basil works beautifully with it, too. Use a poblano (greener heat) or banana pepper (more gentle) for the spice.
With corn and tomatoes at their peak, this is the only time of year to serve this salad. The chipotle adds smokiness, but you can use Asian chili sauce or hot sauce if it is not available. This is a good buffet salad as well as a side dish for grilled steaks.Read More
This is one of my favourite egg dishes because it’s simple to make and has a smooth, silky texture. If you prefer, bake the flan in four individual ramekins, reducing the baking time slightly.Read More