8 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: Corn

Sweet, seasonal corn recipes for dinner. Yum!
Jul 17, 2013 3:01 pm

Welcome one and all to summer corn season! There's a veritable bounty stacked several feet high at the market, and it's never been sweeter. That means it's high time to start incorporating it into dinner, and we've got 7 ideas plus one EPIC dessert from Austin sushi haven Uchi to celebrate sweet corn in all its glory. Check out how we're enjoying this fresh hot weather staple. 

      Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon Recipe

      Pork-wrapped fish with corn and poblano succotash
      May 29, 2013 12:02 pm
      Photo: Jody Horton

      One Pan, Two Plates is our favorite new book for easy weeknight dinners. Carla Snyder's recipes are fast, flavorful and minimal on the clean-up (which is always okay by us). It's corn season — time for succotash, the perfect accompaniment to hearty, healthy salmon.

      What Is Masa Harina?

      Learn about this building block of Mexican cuisine
      Apr 23, 2013 1:31 pm

      Without masa harina, there would be no tortillas. Without tortillas, there would be no tacos, enchiladas, huevos rancheros, migas, breakfast tacos, steak tacos, fish tacos, period. No arepas, pupusas, tamales or sopes, either. Embrace this crucial ingredient, learn its importance in all our lives, then let's go get nachos.

      Creamed Corn With Crispy Bacon On Sourdough Bread Recipe

      Try out a typically American breakfast this weekend
      Mar 30, 2013 10:01 am
      Photo: Laura Edwards

      Creamed corn itself can be made as partner to a hot stew or braised chicken thighs, but with a dash of cream and a grating of nutmeg, we find it is best friends of all with salty, crisped bacon and chewy, toasted bread. Wash down with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and a strong coffee at the weekend.

      How Do You Pop Popcorn On The Stove?

      Popcorn on the stove makes for one lonely microwave
      Jan 29, 2013 2:31 pm

      Just in case your microwaves craps out or you run out of the greasy bagged stuff, it's important to know how to pop popcorn on the stove. Otherwise you'll just be sitting there on the couch staring down at your lap with absolutely no purpose whatsoever. Let's minimize that very real risk and get you a crunchy, salty treat before something else disasterous happens.

      6 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: Polenta

      Delicious polenta recipes for a hearty meal
      Jan 20, 2013 3:01 pm

      Polenta: it's what's for dinner. If you're a fan of cheese, you just found your favorite new way to enjoy it. Like shrimp and grits? They really should have taught you this in school, but polenta and grits are more or less the same thing. Stretch our that stirring wrist so you don't pull a carpal-hammie and apologize to mashed potatoes and rice some other time. Here are our 6 favorite polenta recipes (plus dessert!)

      Polenta Custard Recipe

      Three pronged corn attack: sorbet, milk and bread
      Jan 14, 2013 4:01 pm
      Photo: Rebecca Fondren

      We're big fans of Uchi, well worth a trip to Austin by itself. But, you know, get tacos and stuff too. Ready to put some effort into one of the best desserts we've ever tasted? These folks cook methodically (for good reason), so break out that scale and get ready to show your sweet tooth a little love. 

      Polenta Pasticciata Recipe, A "Messed Up" Polenta

      Polenta baked with cheese, and more cheese
      Jan 2, 2013 3:01 pm
      polenta with cheese recipe
      Photo: Simon Griffiths

      Polenta requires a lot of attention, exceptional ingredients and decent upper-body strength, but when it's done right, few things in a dish are as satisfying. We selected Manuela Darling-Gansser's recipe from her new cookbook because it's one of the cheesier versions we've seen. Read on for the recipe.


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