Perfect for the hot summer months, gazpacho requires little more than a good blender and some patience during its chilling time. But it doesn't take many bowls of the tomato version to grow tired of slurping enriched vegetable juice. Enter white gazpacho. The Spanish blend of almonds and green grapes is an enlivening break from tomato. This recipe, from Joanne Chang's new cookbook Flour, Too, is a prime example—the fruit and nuts combine with crisp English cucumbers, bright cilantro, and a one-two punch of lime juice and sherry vinegar.
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Roasting green grapes brings out their natural sweetness and makes them a perfect filling for these rustic tarts.
This is a DIY project I would say is all about unique taste and quality rather than cost—at least until the grape season hits locally.
Gently simmered lamb shoulder, port, and root vegetable stew tastes lamby but not gamey or chewy. The key is the sweet and savory undercurrent of wine, beef stock, tomatoes, and winter roots that runs beneath the flavor of the lamb.
It'd be a shame to pass over a described as a "masterpiece." Full stop. In Secrets of the Best Chefs, Adam Roberts is totally enamored of Melissa Clark's recipe development process. And his adoration is most evident in his headnote to Clark's recipe for Seared Duck Breast with Garam Masala and Grapes. It's a relatively simple recipe (duck breast gets an hour-long rest with garam masala and salt before being seared, finished in the oven, and topped with a pan sauce of grapes, cinnamon, and balsamic vinegar) with show-stopping results.
Tart Concord grapes and mild, sweet pears (Bosc or Bartlett are good varieties to use) work well together in this classic, deep dish style pie. Try your hand at lattice weaving, or go with a traditional double-crust version, either way, the results will be delicious.
A rich, punchy sorbet just as full of grape flavor as any glass of wine.
Concord grapes are cooked down with thyme to make a sweet jam, then used as the filling for these buttery bar cookies.
Unleashing my inner Hot Doug, I combined roasted grapes, Italian sausage, and a funky sheep's milk cheese into one bun.
Grapes are no strangers in chicken salad, adding sweetness and a burst of freshness to what can often be a rich, heavy dish. In Ripe, Nigel Slater riffs on this combination in A Salad of Game, Grapes, and Verjuice, upping the salad's grape quotient by using verjuice—the juice of unripe grapes—in the vinaigrette dressing.
Brined pork chops and grape salad with pickled red onions, tarragon, and salty ricotta salata are bolstered by pepper and bound by a glug of olive oil.
These pickled grapes are good with cheese, pate or scattered on top of a green salad....
This fluffy olive-oily focaccia studded with wrinkly-sweet grapes is the sort of breakfast we imagine eating when waking up in a gorgeous villa in Tuscany.
You'll find grapes in the cake, and also in a gorgeous patent leather-shiny layer of jam on top. It's crumbly, moist, sticky, glossy, and, how else to describe it: grape-y.
Succulent oven roasted chicken, juicy red grapes, crunchy cashews and celery dressed in a delicately spiced curry dressing. This is a welcome change from ordinary chicken salad, which is all too often dry and bland. Serve it for a fall picnic while the weather's still warm or over greens for a light dinner.
Homemade concord grape jam tastes nothing like sticky-sweet supermarket grape jelly. It has a deep, concentrated grape flavor, and is equally tart and sweet. A jar of this jam would make an excellent fall harvest-inspired gift. Try it sandwiched between peanut butter cookies or swirled into banana bread batter.
Grapes make a wonderful pie filling that's too beautiful to hide under a top crust. Show off the colors of this fruit's short harvest season by baking local grapes into a rustic galette. This is a versatile recipe that yields either one large free-form galette, or ten mini galettes that are baked inside of 3 inch tart rings to reinforce the sides during the first part of baking.