Scott Peacock's Ultimate Porch Supper
This Southern chef's simple menu lets you make the most of a summer afternoon with friends and family.
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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.
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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.
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Tomato and Red Onion Salad
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.
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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.
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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.
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Tender and crisp, these cookies will become one of your summer favorites -- and they're great for dipping in melting ice cream.
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