This Southern chef's simple menu lets you make the most of a summer afternoon with friends and family.
Summer cooking should be relaxed and effortless -- just like these fresh, flavorful recipes. Every dish here will make your get-together a hit, from garden-fresh tomatoes tossed with onions and herbs to shrimp with smoky sausage and earthy corn and potatoes. Browse the following slides for Scott Peacock's top ideas.
This bright sangria, sweetened with a summer-ripe blackberry syrup, will inspire guests to linger for one more glass. Sprigs of fresh basil make a beautiful garnish.
Here, fresh heirloom tomatoes and onions get dressed up with a sweet-sour vinegar dressing. Make this side dish ahead or while your guests sip sangria -- prep takes 25 minutes.
Here, the classic garlic bread you grew up with is updated with fresh garlic, parsley, and kosher salt. Look for a plump baguette that's soft and easy to pull apart.
Raisins and chile peppers offer an interesting contrast between sweet and heat in this simple side dish. For best results, roast the eggplant whole -- it keeps it from getting too dry while bringing out its sweetness.