Recipe: All Day Breakfast Burger

Story originally appeared on FoodCary.

Cary, NC – In the last vestiges of Summer, many of us use the last of the warm weather to cook outside or even brave some Fall grilling. So the cooks at Cary’s BurgerFi sent a unique burger recipe you can try out to mix things up before it gets too cold outside. Read more

Recipe: Cornmeal Crusted Salmon Filets

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Cary, NC – I love all my Cary supermarkets. One Friday, I made a run to Aldi on Maynard. They had one of my favorite items: skinless, boneless salmon fillets. Each fillet is about four ounces – perfect for a quick meal with a Southern flair.

Cornmeal Crusted Salmon Fillets

The great thing about this recipe: it’s really fast. 20 minutes from turning the lights on in the kitchen to putting it on the table. Good for you, too.


  • 4 skinless, boneless salmon fillets
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsn milk
  • 1/2 cup of cornmeal
  • 4 tbsn of olive oil
  • Serves 4

The Simple Directions

Soak the fish in an egg and milk mixture, dredge them in cornmeal, fry them in a pan. Takes about 10 minutes.

The Complete Directions

Heat up (medium) two tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. Mix up the egg and the milk in a bowl.

Rinse the salmon fillets and pat dry. Soak them in the egg and milk mixture, then dredge them in the cornmeal. Season with cracked pepper, Old Bay or whatever floats your fishing scow.

Make sure the oil coats the whole pan. Add a little more if necessary. Pop in the fillets.

Don’t turn them or mess with them. After 3 or 4 minutes, shake the pan gently. The fillets should move easily.

Add 2 more tablespoons of oil, swirl it around and flip the fillets.


A slaw is always a good side dish with fish. Go for the traditional with cabbage as a base, or try something a little exotic with broccoli or kohlrabi.

Fresh corn on the cob is good for a summer meal. String beans are coming into season. Diced up tomatoes and cucumbers with a vinaigrette is quick, easy and tasty.

For the complete meal, serve up fresh sliced peaches or watermelon for dessert.



Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Jessica Spengler.

Summer Recipes: Summer Samosas

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Cary, NC – Summer is a more relaxed time which means amateur cooks can use those extra moments of the day to try out new recipes. CaryCitizen has asked chefs from local restaurants to contribute summertime recipes. This week, it’s Syed Yousuf from Kababish Café with a recipe for Summer Samosas. Read more

Summer Recipes: Strawberry and Camembert Cheese Salad

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Cary, NC – Getting together with friends and family over good food is always fun and the Summer is a perfect time to try new things. CaryCitizen is reaching out to local restaurants and chefs to get their Summertime recipes, so before you plan your next get-together or just a fun night at home, check out our recipes! Read more

Recipe: Swizzle Drinks

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Cary, NC – Every summer needs its own drink, that signature cocktail that defines a period in time. This summer, I’m mixing up a big batch of Swizzle drinks. Read more

Summer Recipes: Citrus Chili Tequila NC Shrimp

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Cary, NC – Here’s a recipe from one of our favorite Cary chefs for marinated shrimp on the grill. Quick and easy, thrill your guests with this restaurant-quality dish.
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Recipe: Vegan on the Grill

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Cary, NC – All the cool kids are going vegan. I know, because my picky 16 year old has suddenly decided she can’t eat anything with a face. Read more

Recipe: Citrus Chicken on the Grill

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Cary, NC — Chicken on the grill is a Spring classic. But this recipe for Citrus Chicken on the Grill is something special. Read more

Recipe: Top 10 Sausages for Spring Grilling

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Cary, NC – The birds are fluttering and the green shoots are poking up from the ground. Must be time to clean off the grill and fire up a hot mess of sausages. For your culinary pleasure: Top 10  Sausages for Spring Grilling. Read more


Recipe: NC Barbecue, Your Way

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Cary, NC — Matt Young, a featured contributor for Food Cary, shares his entire step-by-step process for preparing and smoking eastern NC-style barbecue, from the grocery store to the best sides and sauces for serving time. Read more