Summer evenings and weekends are perfect for gathering family and friends together and enjoying a carefree meal with great food and good company. We've got the menu covered so you'll have plenty of time to decorate for an enchanting backyard soirée or to set the table for dinner inside under the cooling currents of the AC.
Spiked pepper gazpacho
On a warm night it makes perfect sense to have a cool soup. This tomato gazpacho has crushed garlic for added pucker, a bit of vodka to make things interesting and roasted red peppers to smooth out all the intensity.
Roasted halibut with minted coulis
A coulis refers to a thick purée or sauce. This vibrant green one, with blended peas and refreshing mint, makes for a delicious match with mild and juicy roasted halibut.
Orecchiette with herbed garlic tomatoes
Using cherry tomatoes for this dish will get you off the hook for slicing. Orange zest and peppery arugula add instant flavour.
The dynamic duo of chili and garlic bring added depth to this simple and tasty side of crisp-tender green beans.
Free-form strawberry pie
This summery ruby-red pie comes together in a flash: Spoon berry mixture onto store-bought puff pastry, fold over and you're done.
This is our mango-laced version of a caipirinha, one of Brazil's most popular drinks.
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