Eat Your Way Across the Country with Summer Dishes from Every State
When traveling, the first thing we look for is delicious food. Whether it's great barbecue in Texas or succulent seafood in Maine, one of the best parts about roving across the country is chowing down. But if you're stuck at home this summer, don't worry — you can easily re-create some states' signature dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen.
We've highlighted seven of our favorite summer recipes below, ranging from the classics (Key Lime Pie from Florida) to the adventurous bites (Salmon Candy from Alaska). For the full list of all 50 states' recipes, click here.
The combination of salty and sweet fried green tomatoes is so great that it inspired a movie starring Julia Roberts. Try serving them with green chile mayonnaise for an extra kick.
Bet you never thought you'd see those two foods put together! Salmon "candy" is really just cured, dried and glazed fish that has a more succulent texture than traditional jerky. Since most of the work happens in the fridge, it won't heat up your house.
You don't have to live close to the ocean to enjoy these flaky Fish Tacos topped with avocado, Pico de Gallo and lots of lime juice.
The Sunshine State's signature dish will have you smiling. Make sure you have real key lime juice for this recipe, or else it just won't taste the same.
If peaches are more your jam — pun intended — then try this Lattice-Top Georgia Peach Pie. It's as delicious as it is gorgeous and utilizes some of the summer's best fruit.
Ben Sargent's lobster roll recipe is no muss, no fuss: Buttery rolls filled with big chunks of Old Bay-and-mayonnaise-seasoned lobster are all you need.
You need patience to make this Texas staple at home, but homemade brisket is worth the wait. Low and slow smoking will deliver flavorful, fall-apart-tender meat.