There’s nothing like fresh food and restaurants pride themselves on serving the highest quality, freshest food possible. So what’s in season this summer and what dishes should you order?
Blueberries, Blackberries, and More!
July is National Blueberry Month, so prepare early by using these delicious sweet-tart berries for…you guessed it! Tarts are some of the best ways to use blueberries and berries of all varieties. Blackberries harvest from mid-June to early October, making them a great choice for desserts as well as sauces in pork, chicken, and duck recipes.
It’s officially summer when the first vine-ripe tomatoes arrive and from salsa to meat sauce, tomatoes are a large part of some of our favorite cuisines and dishes. With varieties ranging from cherry tomatoes to Romas to misshapen multicolored heirlooms, summer tomatoes adapt to any dish and are especially satisfying in fresh Caprese salads or chilled gazpacho. Try them in a quinoa salad or on your next grilled cheese sandwich for something different.
As waters warm crabs also come into season and being so close to the sea, many choose to make the drive to New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware to try their hands at crabbing. In summer, nothing beats a crab boil at a cookout. Grab some corn, butter, potatoes, and wooden hammers to get cracking!