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In Louisiana, a po'boy is a soft baguette filled with either fried seafood or meat. Melissa Rubel Jacobson makes her po'boys with juicy grilled pork patties, topped with lettuce, tomato and a crunchy-creamy pickle-and-shallot mayonnaise.
At Gastronomia Peck in Milan, one of the greatest food stores on the planet, a signature pairing on their beautiful cold platters is spiny lobster or scampi with porcini mushrooms. This recipe takes from that elegant combination, making a perfect accompaniment for baked, grilled, or poached fish, like salmon, seabass, and halibut. Try it instead of plain mayonnaise in shrimp or lobster salad, or as a great alternative to louis dressing with cocktail shrimp and crab. And for land-based occasions, have it in sandwiches with cold roasted meats or chicken salad.
Every Sunday morning my father would blend freshly squeezed orange juice with ice to make us frothies to accompany our breakfast. The addition of vanilla and honey makes it slightly sweeter, and irresistible. What to buy: We juiced Valencia oranges to make this drink and loved their sweet, fragrant flavor. Game plan: For a slacker solution, you can use good store-bought orange juice such as Odwalla. This recipe was featured as part of our Winter Cabin Fever story.
Definitely not a salad green, broccoli rabe needs cooking to round out its flavors. This rustic soup is an excellent way to do so. But before you add the greens to the pot, clean them thoroughly. After cutting broccoli rabe as indicated in the recipe below, place it in a large bowl of cold water and agitate it to loosen dirt. Lift the broccoli rabe from the bowl (leaving dirt and silt behind) and repeat if necessary.
At the risk of waxing overly rhapsodic, popovers might just be the ideal winter food. In spite of their reputation as fickle and disaster-prone, these quick breads couldn't be simpler to make - and the reward of a piping hot, crusty bun will be worth 10 times the effort.
Prep: 10 min., Broil: 3 min.
The London-Style South Side Royale was invented by Julie Reiner, co-owner of the Flatiron Lounge in Manhattan and Clover Club in Brooklyn. This easy-to-prepare cocktail makes for good party-friendly fare. It’s so light and bright that it almost seems … healthy! We like to float a thin slice of cucumber on top to further the illusion of healthfulness.
Three cheeses in the filling make this easy cheesecake ultrarich and super creamy.
These tangy pork kebabs are rubbed with garlic and dry herbs, and basted with a vinegar wash. A regional favorite of New York State's Southern Tier, their name derives from the Italian spiedino or spiedo ("skewer" and "spit"). This recipe first appeared in SAVEUR Issue #140 along with Brent Cox's story Summer Skewers.
Honey and lemon zest flavor this tart made with ricotta cheese. A crisp crust and crunchy almond topping sandwich the creamy filling. What to buy: Store-bought ricotta works fine in this recipe, or you could make your own. Special equipment: You will need a 9-inch round tart pan with a removable bottom to make this dessert. Game plan: Drain the ricotta of excess moisture by placing it in a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, weigh the cheese down with a heavy object, and refrigerate overnight.
I love roast potatoes and you?ll always find them on my Christmas table. But, if you?ve got a big crowd for Christmas then this gratin is an exciting and quite luxurious way of serving potatoes. You could either make them instead of, or as well as, your roast potatoes.
This tasty recipe is a great way to enjoy bacon and pasta, and it makes a fabulous meal with a tossed salad and crusty rolls. The dish is similar in flavor to a spaghetti carbonara, but without the eggs. Feel free to add a minced clove of fresh garlic to the mushroom and green onion mixture. Large Picture of the Spaghetti Recipe
Eastern Europeans love fish and with all the lakes, rivers and seas, the variety is staggering. This recipe for poached fish in shrimp sauce is fast and easy and it works well for a vegetarian family dish or elegant entertaining fare. I use cod because I like the meatiness of the fillets, but white fish or other thin fish fillets can be rolled into a pinwheel and used instead. And whole milk can be substituted for the half-and-half (you might have to increase the flour). Serve over rice / noodles, if desired. Here's a larger image of poached fish in shrimp sauce. Makes 6 servings of Easy Poached Fish in Shrimp Sauce
This sticky Italian specialty, also known as torrone, has a light lemony bite, a honeyed sweetness, and a marshmallow-like smoothness that's the perfect backdrop to the crunch of toasted almonds. Get the packaging how-to for the Lemony Almond Nougat.
This recipe is used to make our Snow-Swept Gingerbread Cottage.
Fill these puffs with pastry cream and top with a maple-espresso glaze -- or use the shells to make larger versions of our delicious Profiteroles dessert. This recipe was adapted from a version found in "Entertaining." Also try: Eclairs with Pastry Cream and Maple-Espresso Glaze
Simplicity reigns in this salad of butter lettuce and pumpkin seeds. The roasted garlic and apple juice in the vinaigrette add a welcome twist. What to buy: If you want to intensify the pumpkin flavor, make the vinaigrette with pumpkin seed oil. Game plan: We roast garlic a few times a week and keep it around to add a subtle layer of flavor to dishes. Put a whole head of garlic in a 400°F oven and roast until the cloves are soft when pressed. Pull off a clove as needed and pinch it between your fingers until the roasted clove comes out. The vinaigrette develops a more complex flavor as it sits. It can be made up to 5 days ahead, refrigerated, and warmed to room temperature before using. Top romaine, iceberg, or butter lettuce with it. This recipe was featured as part of both our Moktoberfest! menu and our menu celebrating 100 days of the Obama White House.
Inspired by the vibrant orange and pink sunsets over the Alabama Gulf Coast town of Orange Beach, this cocktail is a new spin on the classic Tequila Sunrise.
These Chocolate Victory Bars triumph over mass-market nut-and-chocolate energy bars. I started toying with this recipe when news of salmonella-tainted peanut butter broke in October 2009 and my favorite energy bars, Luna Nutz Over Chocolate, were pulled from grocery store shelves. Think of these fairly nutritious peanut-chocolate bars as less of a diet food and more like a healthy candy bar. What to buy: Crispy brown rice cereal, flax seed meal, wheat germ, and brown rice syrup are available at many health food and grocery stores. Nutritional information: Serving Size 1 Bar (1.8oz/52g), Calories 218, Total Fat 8.5g, Saturated Fat 2.4g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0.8mg, Sodium 122mg, Total Carb 37.7g, Fiber 3.9g, Sugars 13.7g, Protein 4.8g. (Nutritional information was calculated via SparkRecipes’ Recipe Calculator.) This recipe was featured as part of our Superpower Energy Bars for School Days and Work Days project.
The classic combination of rich peanut butter and milk chocolate in this no-bake dessert evokes a favorite childhood candy, but its grown-up size and delicate texture will make your guests feel like sophisticated trick-or-treaters. Crushed graham crackers pressed into a tart pan form the easy-to-make crust, followed by a layer of thick chocolate ganache. The sweet peanut butter filling, whisked to a fluffy consistency, is topped with dollops of whipped cream and garnished with chocolate shavings.
Recapture delicious memories with this nostalgic snack--crisp graham crackers dunked in chocolate. Prep: 20 min.; Cook: 4 min.; Other: 20 min.
While healthy, most egg white omelets are bland and watery. To fix both problems, add a little grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese to the whites. Sure, 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan have about the same amount of fat as a whole egg, but Parmesan is a lot lower in cholesterol. Game plan: When you feel like falling off the healthy wagon, use the leftover yolks here for an indulgent dessert or a faux-healthy salad. Special equipment: You will need an 8-inch nonstick frying pan. See more easy omelet recipes.
Try substituting sweetened dried cranberries for the cherries…a bit tangy, but just as yummy.
The Adonis is a simple, low-alcohol, sherry-based cocktail. In its original form, the Adonis is a wine cocktail that dates back to the late 1800s. The name is derived from an 1884 play about a gorgeous male statue that comes to life and finds human ways so unpleasant that he willingly turns back into stone. Adonis was the first Broadway play to run for more than 500 performances, but despite its lineage, the Adonis cocktail is rarely seen anymore and has entered the endangered species list.
Planning a bridal shower, tea, or book club luncheon? This Teapot Cake is just what you need for a jaw-dropping centerpiece. Alter the colors to suit your theme and get ready for a fun afternoonw ith friends.
Metropolitan Bakery co-owner James Barrett developed this recipe as a way to pack more of the company’s killer granola into your diet. Game plan: When creaming butter and sugar, use a stand mixer on medium speed. Butter should be soft but never melted. Stop after one minute and scrape down the bowl with a plastic paddle. Repeat a couple of times until the sugar is completely dissolved. If you don’t have a mixer, leave the butter out the night before (to prevent a sore arm!).
, this pasta sauce is velvety-rich and creamy, plus nubby with flecks of feta cheese. And yet it has very little fat and dairy, aside from the feta, and nearly all of its body comes from steamed and blended broccoli. And lest you think that this is a dieter's compromise of a pasta sauce, we'll tell you the broccoli is sautéed with onion, garlic, and Italian parsley, and spun with lemon juice for a fantastically tangy and aromatic pasta dish. We love it!
An apple glaze and sweet dried figs complement the savory blue cheese in this simple yet refined stuffed pork tenderloin. Serve with wild rice and steamed green beans.
Tips: The penne doesn't have to be cooked beforehand because it absorbs the liquid when refrigerated overnight. If you want to make it the same day, cook the pasta before combining with all the ingredients. For convenience, use precrumbled feta and preshredded mozzarella.
Perfect for a low-key meal or cocktail party, this roasted mushroom and Brie tartlets recipe is easy to prepare and refined. Simply fill puff pastry-lined tartlet molds with roasted mushrooms, onion confit, and slivers of Brie to make a fantastic, savory appetizer. Use the tartlets as light dinner entrée, as well!
Adding red curry powder to the mint sauce and seasoning the breadcrumbs with garam masala gives this dish an Indian flair.
This Caramel-Apple Crumb Pie is a variation on the classic apple pie; it has a rich caramel syrup drizzled over the apples and is topped with a crunchy streusel.
With large pieces of shrimp and just enough cream, this soup is flavorful and light, yet filling enough to be a meal. This recipe was featured as part of our Festivus menu.
A small amount of cream is all it takes to make these mushrooms taste luxurious.
Polish powidlanka is a soup made with plum butter or powidla sliwkowe. It can be creamed and served with kluski do rosolu or croutons. Makes 6 servings of Polish Plum Butter Soup or Powidlanka
Substitute apricots or raisins for chopped pitted dates in this recipe if you like. The dried fruits, nuts, oatmeal, wheat bran, and whole wheat flour contribute plenty of fiber to each morning glory muffin. Complete your breakfast with fat-free yogurt and fruit.
Ground almonds thicken this lively herb sauce. The pesto is also good as a spread for burgers and sandwiches, or as a pizza sauce. Most of the fat here is monounsaturated.