Editors' Picks — Summer Week 4

July 15, 2010

Corn, Goat Cheese, Basil and Lemon Tart with Basil and Lemon Oil Grilled Shrimp Packets with Basil, Garlic and Red Curry Compound Butter

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cheese1227 July 16, 2010
Anything left? I am late to the party this week.
Food52 July 16, 2010
Alas, I think they've all been called. But please feel free to test something and add your notes to the comments section of whatever recipe you choose!
emmanation July 15, 2010
Tomato Basil Soup please!
healthierkitchen July 15, 2010
I think that the Cracked Wheat and Corn with Thai Basi has not been taken yet. I'd love to try that! AJ - I hope you like the sesame noodles!
QueenOfGreen July 15, 2010
I'll attempt the Trofie e Pesto. Will have make the substitution of packaged pasta, but Signore Litteri has quite a shop down the road, so I should be able to find something suitable. Also have Arbequino olive oil brought back from Spain. Where I lived it was the Roma/Lazio battle, but hopefully pierino will forgive me for all of the above!
pierino July 16, 2010
Sono romanista! Abbasso Lazio!!!
TheWimpyVegetarian July 15, 2010
I haven't been able to partake in this or submit recipes for a couple weeks now - and I've really missed it! I've been in New Mexico this week taking a fabulous southwestern cooking class and am prepping all next week for a cooking class I'm putting on next week. I'm still so new at all this it takes me a lot of prepping! But hopefully after that I can start participating more again. Sure have loved seeing everyone's recipes though!! And if any of you are ever looking for a fabulous, authentic southwestern and mexican cooking class, look into Jane Butel's classes. She also does culinary tours to Mexico where she lived for a long time. She's the real deal.
Lizthechef July 15, 2010
I was just thinking of you earlier today, wondering where you have been hiding! Looking forward to some New Mexican recipes -
drbabs July 15, 2010
I'll take Cold Sauce please!
annalea July 15, 2010
I'll pick up the Montbrun Melange: Olive Bread with Basil, Marinated Tomatoes, and Anchovies. Yum!
AppleAnnie July 15, 2010
I'll volunteer for the basil ice cream, and take my old ice cream maker out of moth balls. (The photo is hauntingly beautiful!)
fiveandspice July 15, 2010
Oh man, everything looks so good. I'm very sad I'm heading out of town and won't be able to test any. Have fun, everyone!
ECmtl July 15, 2010
If the Basil, Toasted Walnut bread is still open to try I will take this recipe.
WinnieAb July 15, 2010
I just claimed it but you know what? I am getting ready to go away next week so I'll gladly pass it to you...if I have time, I'll make it too, but you can be the official tester ;)
WinnieAb July 15, 2010
Basil and Toasted Walnut Loaf PLEASE!
Lizthechef July 15, 2010
OK, I'm back on the antipasto couscous cakes and passing on the Montbrun Melange - which also looks terrific!
Merrill S. July 15, 2010
Sounds great.
Liren B. July 15, 2010
So excited to see my Grilled Shrimp Packets with Basil, Garlic and Red Curry Compound Butter on this amazing list of recipes! I would love to hear if others like the dish :)
Lizthechef July 15, 2010
If you don't want a re-test of EP'd antipasto couscous cakes, may I test Montbrun Melange?
vrunka July 15, 2010
I call Thai Basil, Coconut and Lime Sorbet!
mrslarkin July 15, 2010
Looks like the link for the soup and ice cream isn't working.
Merrill S. July 15, 2010
Sorry about that! We're on it.
Merrill S. July 15, 2010
Lizthechef July 15, 2010
I'd be glad to try the antipasto couscous cakes -
Lizthechef July 15, 2010
But I see they have already earned an Editors' Pick from the past - do you want a second test??
Merrill S. July 15, 2010
Yes, indeedy! They don't have an "official" EP headnote yet.
Rivka July 15, 2010
I'll try the Corn, Goat Cheese, Basil, and Lemon Tart with Basil and Lemon Oil - looks great!
Phyllis G. July 15, 2010
thanks for posting my tart photo! and i would love it if someone tested out my corn, goat cheese and lemon tart. but there is an error in the ingredient list's order so see my comment down below the recipe for the correction. is there a way to go in and fix the error? the corn is listed under the basil lemon oil instead of being up above after "pepper to taste." thanks, phyllis (dashandbella)
Merrill S. July 15, 2010
Sagegreen July 15, 2010
Compound cherve with basil and walnuts please
Merrill S. July 15, 2010
Sagegreen, I think JoanG got to it first. Anything else you'd like to test?
Sagegreen July 15, 2010
I see JoanG just beat me to this. If there is anything left that is simple, I would be happy to help test. I need something easy since I still am getting over my jetlag! Let us know what is left. Thanks.