Find all the recipes from the July 2015 issue of Southern Living.
Orange-Infused Rum Gimlets
Recipe: Orange-Infused Rum Gimlets
These light and refreshing sippers will be your new summer go-to.
Recipe: Leek Fonduta
Fonduta is simply the Italian version of fondue.
Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa
Recipe: Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa
Fresh salsa, warmed tortillas, and a spicy brisket filling make these tacos one winner of a dinner.
Broiled Pork Chops with Basil Butter and Summer Squash
Looking for a use for the basil growing in your herb garden? Look no further. The basil butter in this pork recipe is the star here. It seasons the pork and adds an herby, rich flavor to the roasted squash (we suggest making extra and using it later for caprese bruschetta or basil pasta). After making the butter the night before and refrigerating it until solid, the entire entrée can be finished in just under 20 minutes. If you don’t have squash, sub whichever vegetables you have on hand – the simple basil, shallot, salt, and pepper seasoning tastes good over nearly everything.
Burgers with Green Tomato Mayonnaise
This is a fabulous new way to add even more tomato flavor to a great burger. Try the tangy, chunky mayo on fish sandwiches and crab cakes too.
Chile-Rubbed Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Grilled Okra
We love a rub. It's easier and less messy than a marinade and gives through-and-through flavoring. We especially love a chile rub. Spices like paprika and dried thyme are perfect for a smoky pork chop. Make sure that you marinate the pork chops for 8 to 12 hours prior to grilling to make sure the meat absorbs the flavor. While you’re at it, make sure you soak your wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes before placing them over the grill to avoid burning. Cooking the pork chop over a grill instead of in the oven allows for shorter cooking time and a crispier exterior, and the grilled okra make this a perfect dish for summer gatherings.
Chopped Salad with Steak
Recipe: Chopped Salad with Steak
Chill plates one hour before serving to help keep the salad cold after serving.
Homemade Shake-and-Bake Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce
If you like crispy, savory, rich dishes, the crunch of these baked pork chops will be utterly satisfying for you. No overnight marinating period required for these – all you’ll need is a large, resealable plastic bag for covering the chops in the panko breadcrumb coating. After you pop the pork chops in the oven, all you need to do is whip together the mustard sauce. But we have to warn you ahead of time: our readers and reviewers report that this fantastic sauce is so good that they often double the recipe and serve the chops with extra sauce. Serve with rice and vegetables for an easy, delicious weeknight meal.
Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, and Basil
When preparing this, start with half the vinaigrette. Cooked pasta absorbs dressing as it sits, so add the rest just before serving for a last-minute burst of flavor.
Pork Chop Sandwiches with Gravy and Grits
Ah, grits and gravy. In the South, breakfast for dinner is always a welcome surprise for all family members – especially if it includes thinly cut pork chops and hot sauce, like these Pork Chop Sandwiches with Gravy and Grits. Although this recipe calls for frozen buttermilk biscuits to make the sandwiches, if you have the extra time on your hands, throwing together some homemade biscuits really does pay off. You can even make them in advance and freeze them ahead of time, for occasions like this one. Serve these biscuits with fruit for a well-balanced meal.
Recipe: Our Best Buttermilk Biscuits
Seared Flank Steak with Lime-Wasabi Sauce
Zesty red wine marinade is the key for this super-tender and deeply flavored steak. The longer it marinates, the better.
Southern Cheese Steak Sandwiches
Recipe: Southern Cheese Steak Sandwiches
Simple with significant flavor, this Southern spin on the classic cheese steak is deluxe comfort food.
Recipe: Classic Succotash
Fresh herbs make this succotash shine. We like dill and chives, but you can also try basil or tarragon.
Easy Summer Green Beans
Recipe: Easy Summer Green Beans
Tomato, Watermelon, and Feta Skewers with Mint and Lime
No time for skewers? Gently toss the ingredients in a salad bowl, or dice the tomato, watermelon, and cheese into small cubes to serve as a fresh relish for grilled meats.
Carrot Soup with Brown Butter, Pecans, and Yogurt
This soup brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots.
Green Tomato Soup with Lump Crabmeat
Make this vibrant, peppery soup and easy crab salad up to a day ahead, and then stash them in the fridge to chill.
Lump Crabmeat Salad
Recipe: Lump Crabmeat Salad
Serve with Green Tomato Soup.
Orzo Salad with Spicy Buttermilk Dressing
Creamy avocado and a fiery buttermilk dressing make this good-for-you pasta salad feel like a hearty meal. The recipe is easy to double, and you'll have most of the ingredients in your pantry, so it's the perfect solution for a last-minute party or potluck.
Blueberry-Lemon Zest Ice Cream
Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Zest Ice Cream
This bright and flavorful ice cream is too good to limit to just one scoop.
Bourbon-Butter-Salted Pecan Ice Cream
We just can't resist the salty sweet combination in this ice-cream recipe.
Buttermilk-Glazed Cherry Sheet Cake
A glossy buttermilk glaze lends the perfect sweetness to a cherry-studded sheet cake.
Buttermilk-Plum Ice Cream
Recipe: Buttermilk-Plum Ice Cream
Haul out the ice cream churn this summer season—we have the perfect recipe for you. Here, buttermilk ice cream gets its ruby-colored swirls from fresh plums, specifically chopped black plums (we recommend a variety such as 'Methley'). We have to warn you: This is no store-bought vanilla cone. This lovely combination elevates a typical summer afternoon ice cream treat to a memorable experience—certainly a moment to savor. The addition of swirled plums to this ice cream is not only beautiful; it is tasty, fruity, and sweet. For a party, we like to showcase scooped cones in decorative glassware for a personal touch.
Coffee Liqueur Cookies-and-Cream Ice Cream
This dreamy ice-cream recipe is the perfect after-dinner treat.
Cornmeal Thumbprint Cookies with Tomato Jam
This clever take on beloved thumbprint cookies is sweet and savory. Refrigerated dough keeps for days, and the baked cookies freeze well.
Ginger-Peach Shortbread Cobbler
Recipe: Ginger-Peach Shortbread Cobbler
Put down your peeler: This brilliant dish is our easiest peach cobbler ever.
Lime-and-Mint Macerated Cherries
Mixed Stone-Fruit Pie
Recipe: Mixed Stone Fruit Pie
A no-cook filling makes a dreamy base for an icebox pie piled with freshly cut fruit.
Nectarine-Chile Ice Pops
Recipe: Nectarine-Chile Ice Pops
Try our bright and spicy take on paletas, Mexican-style ice pops usually made with fresh fruit.
Nectarine Tarts with Honey
Recipe: Nectarine Tarts with Honey
A drizzle of honey gives these 15-minute tarts the look of fine pâtisserie.
Orange-and-Basil Macerated Cherries
Cloud-like ricotta is the perfect complement to juicy cherries infused with herbal-citrus zing.
Strawberry-Basil Ice Cream
Recipe: Strawberry-Basil Ice-Cream
Sweet and herby flavors collide in this refreshing treat.
Recipe: Grand Aïoli
This spread is perfect for casual summer entertaining.
Crunchy Summer Salsa
Green Tomato Mayonnaise
Recipe: Herb Vinaigrette