What’s better than summer cooking? Everything is simple, really fresh and super-healthy. Take a look at some my favorite meals, courtesy of my husband Steven and oldest son Dylan.
Steven’s Steamed Clams
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine or dry Vermouth
2 pounds of clams (Littlenecks or Manilla), rinsed and cleaned
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tomato, diced
Add garlic and wine to a medium pot over medium heat and bring to a simmering boil. Add clams and tomato and cook covered for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until clams have opened. Discard any clams that are still closed. Add parsley and give the pot a quick stir.
Dylan’s Shrimp Cobb
I love Cobb salad because it’s so easy to customize. I skip the bacon and blue cheese and throw in fresh tomato, avocado, hard-boiled eggs, sprouts and any other fresh produce that I have on hand. In this variation, Dylan added grilled shrimp—a quick, healthy protein that’s a great substitute for chicken.