Watermelon, Feta and Pickled Grapes
This dish is the perfect accompaniment to summer BBQ’s or a poolside snack as created by chef Mark Goldberg.
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Sponge Bob Sno-Cone Maker (guh, so not the same).
I was in deep Texas, Stephenville to be exact, visiting the origin of Angie's Enchiladas, when we pulled into the Coconut Hut where they serve sno-cones. On the menu was something that immediately caught my eye: the Pickle Juice Sno-Cone. That's right, pickle juice. Now of course, I tried to get one, but they were "all out." Next day, same deal. Pickle juice sno-cones it seems are 1) very popular, or 2) they don't get many calls for pickle juice sno-cones, and just cause a Yankee stops by one day asking for one doesn't mean they're going to get a new shipment the next day when he comes by checking again. No worries. See the thing is, the idea of a pickle juice sno-cone taps into some very deep childhood cravings. If there's one thing that I loved to eat when I was a kid (right, cause there was only one — this coming from the kid who would eat four, count them, four different full breakfasts on Sunday morning and be finished with the first three before anyone else in the family was finished with their first and only) it was pickles. Pickles dipped in tomato sauce was a classic when-no-one-is-looking-after-school snack. And sno-cones, well, there's the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine (if that's not the toy commercial from the '80s that I remember the most, I don't know what is). If you don't know it (sad for you) the jingle goes like this: It's yum-yum fun and it's cool and clean and its name is the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine You put ice cubes in and get a sno-cone out Yum-yum fun is what it's all about. (Pause) It's yum-yum fun and it's cool and clean And its name is the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine! I mean, do they write them like that anymore? No! It's very obvious from the lyrics and the song that this is one of the most pure and yum-yum fun things you're ever going to do in your life. Let's be honest. I mean, can you have more fun without risking arrest or severe bodily harm? Probably not. And guess what? This is cool and clean! No need to worry about getting arrested or injured! Watch the video and tell me you don't agree.     You put the ice cubes in! You take the sno-cone out! It's like two plus two! There's no complication! There's no fuss! What comes out? Fun, fun, fun! Gosh darn it, that's what it's all about! Do they write any more pure truisms than that? No! Here's the sad fact: I was by no means a spoiled child — but as the firstborn male in a third-generation Italian-American family, I was loved, and given plenty of gifts as a kid — but this gift, the gift of (cue music) yum-yum fun, a gift that's cool and clean, a gift of the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine was one that, Mom, Dad... I never received. As much as I yearned to put ice cubes in and get a sno-cone out, it just never happened for me. So when I learned that this week's recipe could feature both the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine and pickle juice, well! Wha-whoah. I was on it faster than you could get on the train to Flavor-Town. What's the point of being an adult if it doesn't mean you can't just act on being a kid! Problem was my Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine ordered on Amazon was too slow to arrive, and Toys 'R Us was all out. Toys 'R Us did have a Sponge Bob Sno-Cone Maker, which filled in enough to give you this recipe. Sure, the cupholder seems better thought out, but it wasn't the same. A "Maker"? I want a ma-CHINE! And so, sad day, that elusive yum-yum fun has yet to happen for me. Some day, some day. In the meanwhile, this pickle juice sno-cone makes a good chaser for a shot of whiskey, an iced pickleback if you will. Something to drown away your Snoopy Sno-Coneless sorrows until that day in the future when things all come together for you. Cheers, friend. Click here to see more D.I.Y. Frozen Desserts. 
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Spicy Pickled Watermelon Rind
With big, fat watermelons currently bursting out of gardens, this classic Southern summertime preserve is a real mouthful that mellows over time, so it's best to pickle in the summer and enjoy in the fall as a snack or garnish. Usually made with cloves, ginger, and allspice, this version adds some kick with little dried red chiles and lime zest. Click here to see more pickling recipes and tips.  Click here to see 9 Cool and Creative Ways to Cook with Watermelon.
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Clay Pot Catfish with Pickled Carrots and Cucumbers
Here it is, the recipe everyone has been waiting for from season three. Catfish is such a humble fish, a bottom-feeder that can taste muddy if not cooked properly. Christine Ha didn't try to gussy it up with a four-star presentation. Instead, she gently brought out the best in it. She dressed it with some potent Asian flavors — garlic, fish sauce, scallions, and cilantro — and, the magic touch, a little dark caramel that she poured over the fish before braising it in its modest clay pot. This classic technique in Vietnamese cooking brings out the best in a meaty slab of catfish. (If your fishmonger doesn’t have these thicker catfish "steaks," ask for fillets instead.) And her presentation, on a fragrant heap of jasmine rice, with a mound of tangy quick-pickled vegetables, hit all the right notes. Click here to see Cook Like a MasterChef at Home.
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Spicy Purple Potato Salad... Has Pickles!
As far as I'm concerned, the criteria for a good potato salad is for the potatoes to have textural character, for it to be tangy with plenty of mayo, and for there to be added elements that bring other textures and flavors, particularly heat. Oh, never peel them. There's absolutely nothing wrong with leaving the skin on. This potato salad takes a cue from one Pies 'n' Thighs used to make back in '06 when its first incarnation was practically under the Williamsburg Bridge (left). Back then, the little hole-in-the-wall made a potato salad that was well-vinegared and included a much-underused ingredient, small-chopped pickles. I love the new place, but they don't seem to ever make their potato salad with pickles anymore. It's a shame. Chopped pickles add crunch, tang, and vinegar. This spicy purple potato salad goes one better by adding color, and increasing the flavor and textural components, using several types of onion and, for zip, jalapeño and chile pepper. Don't worry, the heat mostly disappears into the mayo... kind of. Click here to see 9 Summer-Ready Potato Salads. 
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Chevre, Caramelized Pear, and Pickled Ginger Sandwich
Pair this light sandwich with St. Francis' Sonoma County Chardonnay, complementing the wine's notes of melon, tropical citrus, and vanilla. Click here to learn how to pair wine with your grilled cheese sandwiches.
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Barbecued Beef Sliders
  This is a great summery sandwich, although I eat it all year long, and the pickle slaw is incredibly refreshing. When you eat this, you’ll need a lot of napkins.
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An elegant variation of a classic cheeseburger, this burger from Better Homes and Gardens packs an extra punch of protein by topping theirs with a fried egg. The favorable combination of goat cheese and beets is included in this burger and makes it one that we’ll like trying every now and then when we’re looking to mix things up.  Click here to see 50 Best Burger Recipes
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McClure's Relish
This simple, spicy and mayo-free tuna melt is made to perfection with McClure's Pickle Relish. It's great for a quick snack or an easy meal after work. Try using the relish in omelettes, sandwiches or grilled foods.Click here to see Pickling Tips from Bob McClure
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Barbeque'd pork belly, charred watermelon, pickled rind
This barbequed pork belly recipe takes some planning in advance, but with the sweet and tarty contrast from the charred watermelon and pickled rind, it's well worth the wait to show off to your guests.
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A great sandwich has a fine balance between salty and sweet. In this sandwich, by pickling the figs you're adding a bit of both sensations. The whole package is rounded out by a meat no one can argue with — proscuitto — and ricotta cheese for a subtle addition of texture and flavor. Picked figs can be kept for any rainy day, but they make an excellent addition to a sandwich like this. See all prosciutto recipes. Click here to see 8 Fantastic Fig Recipes.
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Not only will this chunky relish take hot dogs to a new level, it’s also tasty spooned over grilled chicken, fish, and pork. Click here to see How to Make Pickle Relish at Home. 
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