For us, August means picnics, sweet corn, an abundance of blueberries, and ripe, fresh tomatoes—and you obviously agree. From a classic New England blueberry slump to sweet corn chowder to juicy, grilled steak tacos from Mexico, these 10 recipes were the most popular—most viewed, shared, tweeted, and pinned—for August 2012.
A sticky biscuit dough is dropped onto blueberries in this classic New England dessert, which is called a “slump,” “grunt,” or “cobbler,” depending on who you’re asking. See the recipe for Blueberry Slump »
Laura’s Mom’s Chicken Salad
Savory chicken salad gets a sweet kick from a generous dose of pickle relish in this Southern recipe, which comes from web editorial assistant Laura Sant’s mom. It’s perfect on soft rolls or white toast, and we particularly like it with good old Saltines. See the recipe for Laura’s Mom’s Chicken Salad »
Sweet Corn Chowder
Sweet, ripe summer corn makes for a richly satisfying chowder. When fresh corn isn’t in season use thawed frozen corn, and add a pinch of sugar to the pot. See the recipe for Sweet Corn Chowder »
Herbed Tomato Tart
Made with ripe cherry tomatoes, fragrant herbs, and a buttery crust, this gorgeous, rustic tart is a showstopper.
Pollo al Horno (Chile-Spiced Grilled Chicken)
Stained deep orange with achiote paste, this spice-slathered grilled chicken pairs well with fresh, bracing salsa verde, which cuts through the dish’s garlicky richness. See the recipe for Pollo al Horno »
This simple, delicious seafood pasta, full of flavor from garlic, shallots, and red chile flakes, is a staple of Italian-American restaurants. See the recipe for Shrimp Scampi »
Tacos de Carne Asada (Grilled Steak Tacos)
Skirt steak, a flavorful, juicy cut, is an excellent choice for carne asada, from Mexico’s El Bajio region. This one is marinated with lime and spices before grilling. See the recipe for Grilled Steak Tacos »