What foods are hot this summer?

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What’s hot this summer?  Food, of course!

There are so many fresh local ingredients to spice up your cooking.

Chef Tim Grandinetti from The Spring House in Winston-Salem showed us some new recipes for you to try.

Summer’s Tomato Gazpacho with Pan Roasted Shrimp

  • 5 tomatoes, peeled & chopped
  • 2 green pepper, cored & seeded
  • scallion
  • jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup mint
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • fresh lemon
  • 2 tablespoon Texas Pete
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Put the tomato, pepper, scallions, jalapeno, parsley, mint, and garlic into a blender and rip
  2. Add the water, vinegar, lemon, Texas Pete and s/p
  3. Chill for at least two hours

Chilled Lamb “Filet Mignon” & Garden Greens with Charred Corn Salsa and Chipotle “Ketchup”

  • 1 each onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. chile flake
  • 3 Tbsp. chipotle
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Method

  1. Saute onion & garlic – add thyme & chile flake
  2. Add chipotle, ketchup, & brown sugar – whisk
  3. Puree

Luv Luv Cocktail 

  • Mason Jar filled with ice
  • 1 oz. Absolut Vanilla
  • 1 oz. Absolut Raspberry
  • .5 oz. Chambord
  • Lemonade
  • Topped with Soda Water
  • Garnish with Mint & Fresh Berries

Braised Short Rib “Sammie” with White Truffle Aioli and Cheerwine BBQ Sauce

  • 2 cups Cheerwine
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon
  • 1/4 cup oj
  • 3 Tbsp. worcestershire
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder

Method

Combine all ingredients – simmer for 30-40 minutes; puree.