Tomato Season Inspires Fresh Northern Michigan Recipes

Northern Michigan Recipes: Foodies are all about tomatoes these days as heirlooms and oddball varieties are loved up everywhere we look. We do our part with three tomato recipes, timed just as the love apple ripens in Northern Michigan. Make with traditional red varieties or hit the farmers market and see what new-old-weird types you can find.

Walnut and Sundried Tomato Encrusted Walleye with Sherry-Shitake Butter Sauce (click for recipe)

This sophisticated-savory take on Northern Michigan's classic Walleye is perfect for a summer dinner with friends. Pick up locally sundried tomatoes, or make your own by baking farmers market fresh tomatoes in the overn and storing in olive oil and garlic cloves or fresh herbs to taste.

Tomato Panzanella with Lemon Vinaigrette (click for recipe)

This italian salad is a summer favorite in places like Tuscany, pairing baguette croutons with the freshest of summer ingredients. It's simple and flexible, so add and delete ingredients at will to serve as a lunch by the lake or as part of a wonderful summer dinner.

Pasta with Mascarpone and Roasted Tomatoes (click for recipe)

Intensely tomato-y cherry, grape and teardrop tomatoes are summer’s candy. Here’s a luscious idea for your garden overflow.

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