Editors' Picks -- Week 44

April 22, 2010


Any food52 member is welcome to help us test our Editors' Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test in the comments section below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix. Don't forget to email us your notes (about 100 words) to [email protected] by next Tuesday at 5pm.

We'll collect your comments, decide the official list of Editors' Picks and publish your evaluation in the headnote if the recipe is selected as an Editors' Pick (with credit, of course!). And even if the recipe you test isn't chosen as an Editors' Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

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    • Editors' Pick Candidates (these are the ones we'd like you to test)







We've also added some incentives to reward your hard work and make things interesting. The three people who test the most Editors' Picks candidates by June 1, 2010 will be entered in a drawing to win one of these fabulous prizes:

  • 1. A weekend stay on a small-scale working family farm with Feather Down Farm Days
  • 2. A snazzy food52 tote from L.L. Bean
  • 3. Three selections from Rick's Picks' line of delicious pickled goods


See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • clbeth
  • Oui, Chef
    Oui, Chef
  • Lizthechef
  • kitchenmuse
  • mariaraynal
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clbeth April 23, 2010
I'll try the Spring Pea Soup,Garlic Croutons,Lemongrass Cream.
Oui, C. April 23, 2010
Wow....what a great new feature (well, I should say new to me since I've been gone), am I too late to claim a recipe to test?
Food52 April 23, 2010
Looks like the Petit Pea Whip on Rye Pancakes & Wooly Bulli Scallops Malta (perfect for anyone interested in experimenting with foams) are still free.
Lizthechef April 23, 2010
I have time to test the zuke and pea salad for supper tonight, before I leave town through Tuesday. Or do you want to wait and give it to someone new to testing? Need to hear back soon, please...
Food52 April 23, 2010
Go for it, Liz! There are still a few for other would-be testers to choose from.
kitchenmuse April 23, 2010
Im going to test the Sambuca Seared Scallops with Shitake truffle cream
mariaraynal April 23, 2010
Is there anything left? I'm a little confused this week!
Food52 April 23, 2010
Yes, the following 6 recipes are left: Zucchini and Pea Salad with Parmesan Reggiano and Fresh Basil; Petit Pea Whip on Rye Pancakes; Spring Pea Soup, Garlic Croutons, Lemongrass Cream; Israeli Couscous with Peas and Bacon; Sambuca Seared Scallops with Shiitake Truffle Cream; Wooly Bulli Scallops Malta
mariaraynal April 23, 2010
Great, thanks! I will try Israeli Couscous with Peas and Bacon.
Jennifer A. April 23, 2010
Unless someone new would like to take this one, I would love to test the scallops with champagne cream sauce and truffle salt
aargersi April 23, 2010
I am VERY excited to claim Seared Sea Scallops with Gingered Pea Puree and Cilantro Gremolata for testing!! Gonna eat well tonight!!!
melissav April 23, 2010
It's yummy. I made it last week.
aargersi April 22, 2010
Hey - also CONGRATS to those already tested and chosen!!!
MrsWheelbarrow April 22, 2010
I want Sauteed Scallops with Creamed Cauliflower and Bacon for dinner.
CatherineTornow April 22, 2010
I'll take the Grilled Scallops, Composed for a Dinner Party please!
TasteFood April 22, 2010
Happy to try Sea Scallops with Corn, Thai Basil and Lime, which nicely solves my what-appetizer conundrum for tomorrow night's dinner party.
Savorykitchen April 22, 2010
Don't it just? Trying it tomorrow. Num num.
gluttonforlife April 22, 2010
I'll test Scallops Tommy!!
wcfoodies April 22, 2010
We'd love to test any of these three:

Ragout of Peas and Artichokes
Israeli Couscous with Peas and Bacon
Crespelle with Peas, Leeks, and Ricotta

and make it into an episode of WCFoodies!
monkeymom April 22, 2010
I'd love to watch you guys cook fresh peas and israeli couscous!
Rivka April 22, 2010
sounds like an awesome episode!
Merrill S. April 22, 2010
Cool! Can't wait to see it.
wcfoodies April 22, 2010
Yay! I think we'll do the Crespelle.
Elderwood April 22, 2010
I'll try Seared Sea Scallops with Maitre d'Butter and Potato & Chive Puree
cheese1227 April 22, 2010
Scallop potstickers, please.
Kayb April 22, 2010
I'll take the spring pea picnic salad, which just sounds lovely.
Lizthechef April 22, 2010
I signed up for this at the same time you did - I will bow out and it's yours. I have tested several in the past...
Lizthechef April 22, 2010
I think they want just one person testing - that's fine. Good luck!
Food52 April 22, 2010
Thanks Lizthechef, we'll go with Kayb on this one but please feel free to check back and call any lingering recipes. Thanks for generously stepping aside.
Lizthechef April 22, 2010
Spring picnic pea salad, please...
Kayb April 22, 2010
Let's just both test it!
MrsWheelbarrow April 22, 2010
I'd like to try Seared Sea Scallops with Maitre d' Butter and Potato and Chive Puree
MrsWheelbarrow April 22, 2010
also willing to step aside to allow for would-be testers. please let me know.
Food52 April 22, 2010
Thanks for your generosity, MrsWheelbarrow. We'll give this one to Elderwood but please feel free to call another recipe.
Savorykitchen April 22, 2010
I would be thrilled to test the smoky scallop crudo.
MrsWheelbarrow April 22, 2010
that recipe looks amazing.