Five Perfect Summer Recipes

Dave Beaulieu July 24th, 2014 Chicken

There's something special about Summer. The air smells cleaner, the wine tastes better, and grass (really is) greener. Why not make sure you've got some great food to celebrate the great weather. Here are five of my favorite summer time dishes!

Shrimp and Chorizo - Summer Recipe

Shrimp and Chorizo

Shrimp, aside from being absolutely great in and of themselves, are also a great vehicle to carry other flavors. As such, they are common is just about every major cuisine around the world (at least those near water!), and they are also one of my favorite ingredients.
Southwestern Spiced  Chicken Breast - Summer Recipe

Southwestern Spiced Chicken Breast

One of the nice things about chicken is that it is a great platform for all kinds of herbs and spices, and one of my favorites, is to do a Southwest Spiced Chicken. And while it’s great on its own, I’m serving it will a simple corn, avocado, and tomato salsa that is fresh and delicious. Hope you enjoy, and let me know how it goes!!
Grilled Pesto Flank Steak - Summer Recipe

Grilled Pesto Flank Steak

While I find pan roasting a steak more than an acceptable cooking option, there is something special about using the grill. In this recipe video, I show you how to grill a flank steak, which I season simply with salt and pepper, but then flavor with a bit of homemade pesto sauce.
Pear Gorgonzola and Walnut Salad - Summer Recipes

Pear Gorgonzola and Walnut Salad

While green salads are great, I’m frequently looking for something…a bit different. And since salads can be composed of just about anything, you don’t have to look too far. In this recipe video I make a simple salad from pear, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, and endive.
Sliders - Summer Recipes


While conventional wisdom is that bigger is always better, I've found that is decidedly not the case when it comes to burgers. A few years ago, after having some damn tasty sliders out at a local bar, I decided to give them a try at home. And while, I do still make big, huge, manly half pound burgers occasionally,