Menu for the Week of July 27, 2014

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We’re going to be a bit busy during the first part of the week, with a Yankee game on Sunday, dinner with friends on Monday, and a wine tasting on Wednesday, but we do have some fun dishes for you for Tuesday and Thursday. What’s more, we’re going to take a day trip to the town of Greenport on the North Fork of Long Island this Friday and will bring back lots of fresh seafood and produce that will inspire our dinners on Friday and Saturday – and Sunday, so check back for next week’s menu!

Tuesday night, we’re having Panzanella with Chicken Sausage, an Elie Krieger recipe that we’ve made several times before. (Please note that the link will take you to http://www.globalgourmet.com, where you can find the recipe.) Panzanella is a bread-based salad’ this recipe also includes tomato, cucumber, and red onion. It’s very satisfying without being too heavy. We’re going to change things up a bit and use heirloom tomatoes because they’re in season. We’re also using fully cooked sausage, which will greatly reduce the prep time for this dish.

On Thursday, we’re making the kitchn’s (www.thekitchn.com) Honey & Chili Chicken Thighs with Creamy Cilantro SauceSpicy Grilled Corn

On thursday, we’ re making the kitchn’s (www.thekitchn.com) Honey & Chili Chicken Thighs with Creamy Cilantro SauceThe first time we made this dish, we fell in love with the sauce, which is bright and delicious and goes really well with the chicken. We’re also going to have Melissa D’Arabian’s (www.melissadarabian.net) Spicy Grilled Corn, which was another “love at first taste” recipe for us and perfect for summertime.

While we try really hard to give our readers the widest possible variety of recipes, on Friday we’re going to repeat one that we made (and loved!) a few weeks ago: Real Simple’s Sheet-Pan Clambake With Mussels, Shrimp, and Chorizo. We’re going to hit the Southold fish market on the way back from Greenport and buy all the seafood we need for the clambake.

We’re going to do something a little lighter Saturday night. We’ll start with a salad of  Heirloom Tomatoes with Goat Cheese. We’ll use the tomatoes we plan to buy on our trip to Long Island along with what may very well be the best goat cheese in the world, which we’ll buy during our visit to Catapano Dairy Farm. If you are anywhere in the vicinity of the dairy farm, you owe it to yourself to stop by and purchase some goat cheese (and goat milk fudge and yogurt, not to mention fresh eggs) and to visit the goats, as we did earlier this spring.

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With the salad, we’ll have Ina Garten’s Savory Palmiers, which we’ll make using pre-made puff pastry dough but home-made pesto, which will use the basil that, you guessed it, we plan to buy on Long Island!

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