Photo: Jennifer Causey

Welcome the beginning of summer with these must-try recipes that our Editors are raving about. Use these staff faves to begin showcasing summer's bounty.

Cooking Light
May 10, 2017

Weeknight Stunner

Treat yourself to a midweek delight. Curry-poached fish is elegant and easy.

Photo: Greg Dupree

View Recipe: Curry-Poached Cod with Snap Pea Relish

Secret Ingredient

A bit of miso is the genius touch that heightens the taste of corn and tomatoes.

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

View Recipe: Corn, Tomato, and Basil Salad

New Dog, New Trick

Prepare to be amazed: These smothered carrot dogs are vegan.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

View Recipe: Smoky Carrot Dogs with Nacho Sauce

Gateway Fish

Cooking in trout-rich Greenville, SC, chef Teryi Youngblood turns picky eaters into seafood lovers with dishes like this Chard-Stuffed Trout with Charred Tomato Vinaigrette.

Photo: Victor Protasio

View Recipe: Chard-Stuffed Trout with Charred Tomato Vinaigrette

Try a Boozy Twist

Serve this beautiful tart with glasses of rosé or Champagne for a truly memorable dessert.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

View Recipe: Rosé-Glazed Strawberry Tart

Whip It

It’s such a memorable salad that it will hold its own as the centerpiece of a meal.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

View Recipe: Snap Pea Salad with Whipped Ricotta

Eat Your Purples

Sweet and sour onions pair with beefy flank steak and a fresh, crunchy cabbage slaw to make for a gorgeous platter and satisfying meal. 

Photo: Jennifer Causey

View Recipe: Red Wine-Marinated Steak with Balsamic Onions and Slaw

Rethink a Classic

Since traditional gumbo can feel a little too hearty for warm summer days, this version keeps the classic elements of the dish but adds a fresh identity. 

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

View Recipe: Charred Shrimp and Okra Bowl

Oodles of Noodles

Add fresh curry paste to canned coconut milk and nut butter, and you have an instant, wonderfully complex satay sauce to cover your spiralized sweet potato with.

Photo: Greg Dupree

View Recipe: Thai Sweet Potato Noodles Bowls

It's All About the Mix-Ins

Without a lot of fat to insulate them, grass-fed ground beef patties cook quicker than grain-fed burgers, so we add a boost of moisture by mixing in mayo and caramelized onions.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

View Recipe: Juicy Grass-Fed Beef Burgers

Be Nice

Frozen bananas and rich coconut milk combine to make smooth and creamy soft serve that can't be beat.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

View Recipe: Soft Serve Nice Cream

Spice Up Dinner

Jarred red curry paste is the base of a flavorful, tangy mixture that serves double-duty as both marinade for chicken and finishing sauce for veggies.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

View Recipe: Grilled Red Curry Chicken and Bell Peppers

Everything is Better on a Stick

Forget pan-searing and instead create even more delicious char and smoke flavor by grilling the seafood and peppers.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

View Recipe: Shishito and Shrimp Skewers with Chimichurri