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This light, healthy dish found across the Mediterranean is the ideal summer salad. While pine nuts and sumac are not traditional, they add extra crunch and a lemony zip. Serve this tabbouleh alongside some lamb meatballs for a tasty dinner. What to buy: You can find ground sumac in Middle Eastern markets or by mail from Kalustyan’s.
Unlike a lot of Indian curries for which the spices are ground to a paste, this curry uses whole spices and chopped ingredients. It tastes great with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) or parathas (pan fried Indian flatbread).
This meat-free dish, adapted from a traditional recipe for corned beef and hash, earned our Test Kitchens' highest rating.
A messy sandwich, but it's a treat. Warm Moroccan spices mix with sweet onions to give leftover turkey a fresh spin. Try it with a glass of barely off-dry Gewürztraminer. Prep and Cook Time: 1 hour. Notes: Make the Charmoula Mayonnaise while the onions are caramelizing. You'll have more mayo than you'll need for 4 sandwiches, but the leftovers—which keep for at least a week—are great with roast chicken or beef; broiled salmon; as a dip for poached shrimp, cracked crab, and vegetables; or over poached eggs on English muffins.
Chicken-fried steak is a homestyle favorite featuring cubed steak that's coated in a crispy crumb mixuture, cooked in a skillet, and topped with creamy gravy.
An overnight bath in a sweet, salty, spicy marinade helps transform one-dimensional turkey into tasty jerky. What to buy: Look for chile-garlic paste in the Asian section of your supermarket. We prefer the one made by Huy Fong Foods (with the rooster on the jar). Game plan: If you have a conventional oven, you can proceed with the recipe as laid out below. If you have a relatively new, digital oven, look to see if you have a “dehydrate” option under the convection setting—it will ensure even air circulation as the turkey dries. The jerky will last up to 1 month when stored at room temperature in an airtight container. This recipe was featured as part of our Make Your Own Jerky project.
I happen to own an extensive collection of Southern community cookbooks. My library includes tomes from junior leagues, churches, and schools, and all are equally cherished. Why? Because a community cookbook is like a time capsule. Its year of publication marks what families were cooking and eating and reflects the taste and traditions of a generation.
Said to be The Big Easy's first cocktail, it was originally served at the Sazerac Coffee House.
Try one of our shaped icebox-cookie variations: Almond-Cherry Coins Apricot-Pistachio Triangles Almond and Candied Orange Zest Bars White Chocolate, Hazelnut, and Cherry Triangles Papaya, Macadamia, and Coconut Triangles Chocolate, Walnut, and Cranberry Coins Candied-Fruit Squares Almond and Ginger Bars
Add flavor to Roast Chicken with fresh thyme sprigs, lemon, and garlic. This is the perfect main dish for a holiday or family gathering.
Try this recipe from Lucinda Scala Quinn's "Mad Hungry" cookbook for a simple, family-friendly way to serve delicious roast chicken.
Are you making lamb for Easter or Passover? This traditional meat is very easy to prepare; its rich taste and tender texture almost always come through. It's certainly easier than the Thanksgiving turkey! We also love how lamb is so right for the spring herbs popping up, and this recipe showcases those fresh herbs and garlic. The thing we like best, though, about this recipe is that it lends itself well to leftovers. Watch for another recipe in a couple of days that will put any roasted lamb leftovers to equally delicious use.
Serve this delicious dipping sauce with Chicken and Shrimp Egg Rolls, two recipes courtesy of Michael Schulson.
This recipe was created for the CHOW
Dish up a company-worthy dish that calls for only four ingredients, plus salt and pepper. Choose roasted asparagus as a bright, fresh partner for this main dish.
It may seem odd to eat peppermint sweets post-December, but this combination of dark chocolate cookie and semisweet coating is a year-round affair. Delicious at room temperature, our take on a Girl Scout Thin Mint may be even better straight from the freezer. Special equipment: We’re assuming that you have basic tools like a rubber spatula, bowls, and measuring cups. The other items you’ll need are a kitchen scale and a chocolate thermometer such as CDN ’s. What to buy: For this recipe, we preferred the pure minty flavor of peppermint oil rather than peppermint extract, which has a slightly chemical aftertaste. Peppermint oil can purchased at many nutrition stores or online. Professional pastry chefs use a type of chocolate known as couverture, which sets up nicely because it contains more cocoa butter than regular chocolate. The only trick is, you need to temper it. For this recipe, we used El Rey 58.5 percent dark chocolate Discos; they can be found at many specialty grocery stores or... read more It may seem odd to eat peppermint sweets post-December, but this combination of dark chocolate cookie and semisweet coating is a year-round affair. Delicious at room temperature, our take on a Girl Scout Thin Mint may be even better straight from the freezer. Special equipment: We’re assuming that you have basic tools like a rubber spatula, bowls, and measuring cups. The other items you’ll need are a kitchen scale and a chocolate thermometer such as CDN ’s. What to buy: For this recipe, we preferred the pure minty flavor of peppermint oil rather than peppermint extract, which has a slightly chemical aftertaste. Peppermint oil can purchased at many nutrition stores or online. Professional pastry chefs use a type of chocolate known as couverture, which sets up nicely because it contains more cocoa butter than regular chocolate. The only trick is, you need to temper it. For this recipe, we used El Rey 58.5 percent dark chocolate Discos; they can be found at many specialty grocery stores or online.
Cook the lean tenderloin to medium-rare so the meat stays moist.
This is our new favorite way to eat more zucchini. "My family loves this for dessert," claims Mary Watson. "It's easy to make and keeps well too." Prep and Cook Time: 75 minutes.
These homemade cookies have a slightly cakey texture, reminiscent of the original ice-cream sandwich wafers.
These two earthy ingredients-asparagus and goat cheese-turn a simple pasta dish into something classy. It's great by itself as an appetizer or side dish, or with cooked chicken added for a filling entrée.
A chocolate cake enjoys an exalted presence when frosted with an irresistibly sweet, buttery spread. A garnish of shaved coconut takes the cake from diner counter to dinner-party finale.
There’s a reason cheese fondue never really goes out of style: It’s delicious. The accouterments can be anything that benefits from a dip in some cheese: olive and walnut breads, apples and pears, salami, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, or sautéed mushrooms. Be sure to include a few palate-cleansing pickles, like cornichons, to help cut the richness. What to buy: When purchasing the cheese, buy 1-pound pieces to account for the unused rinds’ weight. Special equipment: You will need a fondue pot for this recipe. They can be purchased at most cooking stores and online. If you don’t have a fondue pot, you can serve this in a slower cooker set on low. Note: The slow cooker will get hotter than a fondue pot, so you will need to stir the cheese mixture often. This dish was featured as part of our Valentine’s Day All-Star Recipes.
Preserves and jams are great to use in ice cream, because their high sugar content keeps the fruit from freezing rock-hard. You can use any preserves you like here, from orange marmalade to blueberry—but the balsamic syrup goes best with strawberry.
Prep: 20 min., Bake: 45 min., Cool: 35 min. Buttermilk replaces sour cream in our twist on Carol Ann Roberts Dumond's not-too-sweet Bundt cake.
Maria Helm Sinskey claims that a rich gratin topped with cheesy bread crumbs is the only way her children, Ella, 8, and Lexi, 6, will eat Swiss chard. "I've learned that a little cream and cheese gets my kids to finish their vegetables," she says.
Marcia Kiesel added pearl onions and grapes to her tender pork dish because "they're both sweet and juicy.".
Reposado, one of four categories of tequila, is aged in wood barrels that lend a mellow character to the liquor. Some versions contain added flavorings and colorings.
Use this condiment to spruce up your favorite sandwich.
Sugary desserts often overwhelm dry reds like Bordeaux, but this dish is so subtly sweet it almost doubles as a cheese course. The mascarpone's creaminess smooths out the wine's tannins; the compote and shortbread echo its hints of cherry and anise.
Smoked paprika contrasts nicely with the sweet halibut. If you can't find fresh halibut fillets, substitute snapper or another firm white fish. Plate with herbed Israeli couscous.
A delicious feast that?s quick and easy to make.
Make the tart a day ahead, and store it in the refrigerator. You can use a 9-inch pie plate instead: simply roll the dough to a 13-inch circle, fold the edges under, and flute.
Aromatic cumin, lemon, and scallions add Middle Eastern allure to this vegetarian salad. Chickpeas and whole-wheat couscous provide complete protein.
Savory with a touch of sweetness, this bread recipe cooks up like cornbread but offers fiber and calcium from the broccoli. It works well as a side dish, especially on soup night. Packaged corn muffin mix gives this bread a touch of sweetness. If you make this corn bread-type dish in a glass baking dish instead of a metal pan, decrease the oven temperature by 25 degrees.
This beautiful soup is similar to hot & sour soup, only better! In Thai, it's known as "Geng Som Pla" - which actually means "Orange Fish Curry" - an ancient recipe from the Central Plains region of Thailand. It is a fiery-hot soup with both sour and sweet overtones that make for a lively combination, especially when paired with your choice of fish and/or seafood. Plenty of fresh local vegetables are another characteristic of this wonderfully healthy Thai soup. ENJOY!
This yeasted sheet cake is a great alternative to donuts or muffins for your morning coffee. Germans are just as likely to serve it in the afternoon, when they are having “Kaffee und Kuchen” (coffee and cake). Makes one 10 x 15 inch pan, about 20 pieces
This is the time for apples. I cannot get enough of the Honeycrips at the Greenmarket now, always buying two more than I think I want, since we usually down two on the stroll home. If you can stand it, save some for baking. When I was in culinary school, I learned a classic Tarte Aux Pommes, which looks and sounds fancy, but is really easy to make. Great for your weekend dinner party. Impresses the socks (sure, in some cases, pants) off people.
Practice your magic with these invisible pops, setting licorice whips, pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds), and candy corn afloat inside this clear confection. You can buy lollipop sticks at candy-supply and baking-supply stores.
To make tacos, fold warm corn tortillas around this filling and sprinkle with cheese.
This recipe features the Portuguese-inspired combination of sausage, kale, and clams. Use sweet turkey Italian sausage if you prefer less spice.