A Sardinian Specialty One of my favorite rites of spring is the first lamb grill of the season, which always reminds me of a family trip to Sardinia, where little taverns serve grilled lamb on the bone with salads like this caponata (an eggplant dish with pine nuts and anchovies). I compose the dish on my plate with cheese, vegetables… Read More →
Caponata with Grilled Crostini By Andrew Zimmern A traditional Sicilian vegetable dish, caponata is made with sweet and sour caramelized eggplant, onions, peppers, olives, capers and tomatoes. It has many uses in the kitchen—it’s a great vegetarian appetizer served with grilled bread, you can toss it with pasta, serve it hot as a side dish… Read More →
The Easiest Way to Make Fresh Tomato Puree Here’s a great tip for making fresh tomato puree, all you need is a box grater and ripe tomatoes. Make a big batch when tomatoes are at their peak and freeze for use all year long. Ready to cook? Try one of these recipes: Mussels Fra… Read More →
Grilled Rack of Lamb with Eggplant Salad & Bacon Fat Tortillas By Andrew Zimmern Grilling a rack of lamb may seem daunting, but it couldn’t be easier. Before you grill the lamb, make sure to cut as much surface fat as you can to avoid sooty flare ups. In this recipe, I season the lamb… Read More →
Classic Sicilian Caponata By Andrew Zimmern Caponata is a wonderful Sicilian snack made with sweet and sour roasted eggplant, onions and tomatoes. If you have a lot of eggplants to use up, I suggest making a big batch of caponata and canning or freezing the leftovers. You’ll thank me mid-winter when you open up a jar… Read More →
Broiled Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta By Andrew Zimmern Garides saganaki is a classic Greek dish of shrimp, tomatoes, onion and feta. Cooked under the broiler, this bubbling one-pot dish is easy and so satisfying. Be sure to serve with plenty of crusty bread to sop up the sauce.
Summertime Recipe Round-up The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence (and my birthday) than sitting around with the family, swimming, grilling up my favorite meat, noshing on fresh summer eats and indulging my inner pyro. Here are a few of my top picks, from… Read More →
Alternatives for the Grill Step away from the traditional burgers and brats, and celebrate the unofficial start of summer with one of these recipes. Grilled lamb is a favorite in my family, it reminds me of little taverns all over Sardinia that serve perfectly charred, herb-infused lamb lollipops. Or get adventurous and try the rich… Read More →