TwoMuchIsJustEnough: I live in SE Pennsylvania and love corn on the cob. Is that really a regional thing? Also, 15 minutes seems long. I usually boil them until they start rolling, then let it boil another minute or so.
Also cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto is a great summer snack.
Tatwilliam5: Figs stuffed with cream cheese and pepper jelly wrapped with prosciutto and baked
thekrogg: Not technically my “region” as I’m living abroad, but in Korea Mul Naengmyun is a popular one. It’s buckwheat noodles and beef/vegetables served in iced chicken broth, sometimes with hot pepper paste/flakes. It’s super refreshing and if spicy it makes you drink a lot of water!
doctorwarner: I’m from Tennessee. Growing up, my quintessential summer meal was Farmer’s Market Day:
Speckled butter beans (ham hock, salt n pepper, water, cooked forever)
Slices of fresh tomato (just salt and pepper, or marinated)
Corn on the cob
Green beans with potatoes (cooked much like the butter beans, but with bacon, and not so long)
Ice cold sweet tea
All served on top of cast iron skillet cornbread
Dessert was muscadine jelly on biscuits.
lundej16: Milwaukee, WI. Brats boiled in beer and onions and then grilled. Yum.
thisissotandem: I would say BBQ is a big summer food in general for the states. We’re in northern CA and we like doing tri tip marinated with olive oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire, garlic and parsley
ERW2018: CA here – I like to cut up a watermelon, add feta (original) 1 pkg – fresh chopped basil (about 8-10 leaves) with a sprinkling of Balsamic Vinegar (1/4 cup) Serve cold
Fresh fruit with whipped cream- my favourite – peaches, strawberries, cherries, nectarine and blueberries. 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Mix with a mixer until stiff peaks are formed or go buy whipped cream 😄
Avocado with everything
Grilled veggies, especially Asparagus and Artichokes.
Bacon wrapped dates/apricots. – Maplewood organic bacon – thickly sliced 1 pkg- 1 pkg dates (about 1 pound) or 1 pound Turkish apricots. Toothpicks.
Cut bacon strip in half, wrap one date/apricot in half strip, toothpick through the middle to hold it in place. Grill on your BBQ until bacon is done or cook in your oven at 375. Turn them on grill and in oven once during cooking. I like to put them on the grill over a medium heat and slow cook them.
tbellusci: I live in the San Juan Islands in Washington and crabbing and fishing open this weekend — that means fettuccine Alfredo with fresh Dungeness crab and poached salmon – for the salmon I thinly slice half a sweet onion and caramelized it with butter and a little honey in a sauté pan (one with a lid). Then I push the onion back and make room for the salmon put lemon slices in top a sprinkle of dill. Then you pour a half inch of white wine into the pan, put the lid on and move down to low heat for 5-10 minutes. Always awesome salmon and fast!
semideclared: Low country boil
jerrimandarin: You should try boiling the corn for 7 mins instead it keeps its crispness and stays sweeter
dionpadilla1: NM Grilled Geen Chile Cheeseburgers
thegrandtour12: My favorite summer treat in Chula Vista (south of San Diego) near the Mexican border is tostilocos- you can get them at any ice cream truck or make them yourself. Essentially slice open a bag of salsa verde Tostitos chips, add hot sauce (usually chamoy and Valentino’s), lemon juice, cucumber slices, jicama, nuts, and if you’re really feeling into it picked pig skins (I prefer it without though). It’s the perfect mix of salty, spicy, lemony, and sweet:)
ByrdWorks: Hahaha I thought this was a joke! I assumed ppl everywhere ate corn on the cob? The simplistic cooking directions are what really made me chuckle.
lastalliance69: Hiyashi chuka.
It’s cold noodles in a soy-sauce dressing, served with slices of ham, cucumber, tomatoes, and boiled egg.
Bitchytherapist: I have to admit that I am not fond of mixing sweet and salty tastes.Have nothing against it just is not my cup of tea.
I am from Serbia,our cuisine is typical for Balkans,slow cooking food influenced with Turkish and German influences through history,so our traditional food is not something we would usually eat during summer.
What I made today is baby potatoes cut on halves and zucchini cut to cubes. 2/3 of zucchini and 1/3 of potatoes. Season it with,salt and pepper,bit of garlic and olive oil. Butter is ok who prefers it. Bake it in owen until is [done.At](https://done.At) the end sometimes I put a bit of sour cream,sometimes not.
Other thing is to cut chicken breasts on sticks or slices,salt pepper and 2 tbs of cream fresh or sour cream or greek yoghurt and 1 egg. Mix it with chicken to cover every piece with egg and dairy and put in fridge for an hour or more. Than put every piece in bread crumbs or polenta if you prefer crunchier and fry ultil golden
dogflu: Fucking Dungeness crabs. Even better if you use kayaks for the traps. Bring it on a dock and split it right down the middle with a hatchet, rinse in sea water and throw right in boiling water. It should be dead 5 min. tops. No butter needed.
maybethedroid: We have “hot dog sauce” where I’m from in eastern Kentucky. Apparently, here and the surrounding thirty miles or so are the only places on earth who eat it. It’s a cookout staple (I personally don’t like hot dogs at all without it!), but imagine my surprise moving only two hours away for college and no one knowing wtf I’m talking about when I say I want some hot dogs with hot dog sauce.
iamher84: Banana pudding
mberger09: Pennsylvania is 6 hours side to side what region of pa?
MiaMiaPP: Avocado “milk shake” with condensed milk and ice. Dump everything in a blender and blend until there is no visible ice. Delicious!
r3ign_b3au: I personally do grilled jalapenos with pineapple and crab, bacon wrapped and sworded with shrimp. Various spices but nothing too crazy. Just a sweet summer treat in my household!
**Edit: I’m in Kansas so it’s ALL beef here, all the time. Though the sushi market is surprisingly alive and well in my city.
beerbobhelm: In another part of Pee-Yay, we make Street Corn. Some butter some Old Bay some Parmesian Cheese……..
countrytocountry: In Louisiana, we like to do maque choux. It’s very simple: roasted corn sautéed with onions and bell peppers, seasoned with Tony’s (or Slap Ya Mama, or whatever regional spicy seasoning you like). Maque choux can be served hot or cold, but most prefer it cold from what I’ve seen. So easy, so delicious.
cmiller1: CT here, summertime means the bounty of the sea.
Lobster rolls, hot with butter on split top rolls(also cooked in butter).
Fried clams, usually from a stand that out of towners are just buying burgers at (and often a stand that is only open when they feel like it rather than at posted days/times), served with horseradish heavy cocktail sauce and a quarter of a lemon, not tartar.
Steamers, steamed soft shell clams served with melted butter.
Jeptic: Grenada here. As in the Caribbean. We do boiled corn with coconut milk, seasonings (onions, seasoning pepper, chive and thyme) and salted meat. The broth is delicious with the corn.
MrGCar: I guess the Jucy Lucy because I can not picture ludefisk being a summer food.
plotthick: Rubdown whatever veg looks good with appropriate fat (squash get sesame oul, carrots get butter, simmered artichokes get olive oil, etc), season, and grill over coals.
heathn: Smoked brisket and beef ribs
Bacon wrapped jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese
Blue Bell ice cream
tanenbaum: Koldskål is pretty popular in Denmark. [Recipe](http://spiceinthecity.co/2014/06/30/a-bowl-of-cool-koldskal-danish-buttermilk-dessert-soup/). Raspberries are unconventional tho. Strawberry or chocolate are the normal mix-ins.
Coffee_Grains: Agua Fresca – Cut the rind off a watermelon and stick all the flesh in a blender with about an eighth of a cup of sugar, blend it, then add crushed ice.
Grilled Corn – Let your butter sit until it’s soft all the way through, if you warm it and it melts it won’t be as good, add in 1 part lime juice to 8 parts butter, and some finely chopped cilantro to taste. Refrigerate it and spread on the corn while it’s hot.
Avocado Tomatillo Salsa – Whip out your favorite tomatillo salsa recipe and add in 2 parts pureed avocados to 3 parts salsa (or 1 to 1 avocados to tomatillos) and 1 part diced avocados.
I had some really good Plum gazpacho the other day as well, but I didn’t manage to get a recipe for it.
I’m in Texas, although most of these aren’t uniquely Texan.
Iboughtamermaid: We love ‘Nudelsalat’ = noodle salad. Cold cooked pasta with mayo and different veggies. Tastes fresh and is best with a slice of toast
OK-la: My mom’s spaghetti “salad”. It basically cooked and cooled spaghetti noodles, pepperoni, onions, and bell peppers with Italian dressing all over it.
ljog42: Not really a recipe, but a real staple : “charentais” melon served with Parma prosciutto. A match made in heaven
Octoberist_: Also PA, and cucumber salad is a summertime staple for my family. Sliced cucumber and sweet onion, sour cream, white vinegar, white sugar, dill, salt and pepper. Adjust ingredients to your taste. Mix it up and let it sit for a few hours before eating.
kabneenan: I think steamed blue crabs coated in a thick layer of Old Bay is popular here in MD, but I’m not a crab kinda person (I’m a CA transplant). Back where I’m from, summer meant lots of grilling and elote.
MsAnnabel: Much easier to microwave in the husks! Then you cut the big end off and squeeze the corn out of the husks!! About 2 mins on each side
itsdotrider: Churro dogs, a hotdog but instead of buns they’re CHURROS
Nerdysylph: The only regional thing we have is BBQ, but I hate it 😂
kenswidow: **Also from Pa. Born n raised! From the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Area. Most people know us from either the Baby Pitt. Pens or from where the show The Office was based on. Not just summer but all year round we are popular for our Polish foods. Piggies, Halushki, Keilbasa, Pierogi. Not to mention all the great Italian places close by (scranton, pittston ect.) that have Old school homemade Italian dishes that would blow your mind! I hate the cold weather we get here 7/8 months of the year, but the food makes up for it!**
alexhenry117: I live in Arkansas, so we don’t really have much to say in terms of food. However, anytime you eat corn, put lime juice on it.
MuffinPuff: BBQ meatballs and cheddar pasta salad made with italian dressing. The cheddar HAS to be in cubes, and the meatballs have to soak in the bbq sauce overnight.
bubblesfix: [Potatoes, picked herring, sour cream, eggs and chives. ](https://i.imgur.com/8kkaxFj.jpg)
Assrocket33r: In New Zealand if we’re not eating fish and chips from the shop, we usually eat crayfish or Summer fruits/veggies like avocado and strawberries.
laurabean326: Same here in Jersey. Jersey sweet corn and Jersey tomatoes are the best!
ChefBS: Roasted corn salad with cumin vinaigrette
Meredithgrey420: Fiddleheads! Boiled with butter and salt. So delicious
pmmeyourtendernips: My dad and his side of the daily likes to cook corn on the cob on the BBQ. Then rubs butter on it and has a salt and chilly powder win which they sprinkle over it. It’s really tasty.
Kehop: Upstate NY. I always look forward to chicken BBQs in the summer. Grilled chicken using the [Cornell chicken marinade](http://hamilton.cce.cornell.edu/resources/cornell-chicken-barbecue-sauce-and-safe-chicken-barbecues). Plus boiled salt potatoes (using garlic salt) and corn on the cob or baked beans.
crystalnj: I’m from south Jersey so we get awesome tomatoes in the summer (as well as corn and blueberries.) August is the best time to get heirloom tomatoes locally. My favorite thing to do with heirlooms is a simple heirloom tomato caprese salad. Slice up heirloom tomatoes and some mozzarella, add fresh basil, sea salt and freshly ground pepper, drizzle with a little balsamic glaze and olive oil. So simple and so delicious.
NephrAmora: We used to have lobster bakes when I was a kid, it went down a bit similar to this video
stephanieRO1: In Maryland, we add a little sugar, some butter, and milk to the water when we boil corn on the cob, and cook it with the husks on top.
cjladen1: North Carolina here… pimento cheese is what I make come summer. Great to put on a 🍔 to switch things up!
absenttoast: Sliced cucumbers and tomatoes with dill, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper
myownreddit: I dont think corn on the cob is regional.
badluckgaspocket: Cucumber salad with blueberries
A cilantro chutney blended with olive oil black pepper salt to taste 4-6 limes and a pinch of sugar which sounds weird but it’s a NYC speciality then toss with halved cucumbers and whole fresh washed blueberries chill then serve
CaroleAnne29: In my area of rural Louisiana, its fresh tomatoes cut up with salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Some people make a sandwich with bread, slices of fresh tomato, salt, pepper, and lots of mayo.
Krissy2222: 15 minutes?! Mush on the cob?
bgramer1: Most times, I usually boil, cool then put on the grill to get some of that caramelized love. Sometimes when we’re hosting a BBQ and there’s many folks, I do the boil & grill, then cut them into quarters and put it into a warm pot of melted butter, lime juice, garlic, and finely chopped cilantro, stirring it up so it gets all over. We leave the salt and pepper shakers out for them to add as they like. It’s a big hit with guests!
saltysnacc: A lot of meat.
danirijeka: Green apples and cheese salad:
Dice the green (as in unripe) apples, sprinkle with little salt and put in the fridge
Dice the fresh cheese (of your choice)
Separate the apples from their juice, add some soft cheese (or yogurt) to the juice, then add pepper and spices to taste
Mix the apples and cheese, garnish with the sauce prepared above, let rest in the fridge for half an hour
magick_n00b: pretty sure “corn” doesn’t qualify as a regional delicacy.
Let me guess, you guys like fried chicken, too? And eggs, pancakes, bacon for breakfast?