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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Blackberry Sangria

    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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Butter Lettuce Salad

    This fresh salad of crisp lettuce, cucumber, green beans, and chives tosses together in minutes. Velvety creme faiche adds a delicate tang to the homemade dressing.

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Shrimp and Sausage Boil

    A one-pot wonder, this spicy main dish combines fresh seafood with earthy corn and potatoes; sausage adds a hint of smoke. Serve it with garlic mayo and cocktail sauce.

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Garlic-Herbed Bread

    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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Eggplant Relish

    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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Lemon Ice Cream with Blueberry Sauce

    Cap the afternoon with a bowl of this homemade ice cream. Have it ready to go before your guests arrive, or make it on the porch and let your guests take a turn on the crank.

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Cornmeal Sandies

    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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