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Drizzle this zesty, citrusy dressing over mixed gourmet greens topped with goat cheese and roasted corn. You can squeeze your own grapefruit juice or look for fresh grapefruit juice in the produce section of the grocery store.
Hanger steak is very flavorful but can be a little chewy; for maximum tenderness, don't cook it past medium-rare, and slice it against the grain.
Did you know that you can make homemade biscuits from scratch with only two ingredients? And no, they don't involve Bisquick.
Toss any lettuce or field greens you have on hand with this easy dressing of olive oil, vinegar, and Dijon mustard.
A welcome alternative to bacon, pan-crisped pancetta is great on a sandwich or atop eggs. This recipe was featured as part of our Oh, Crap! It’s Mother’s Day! story.
Pork and fennel are a distinctive Italian pairing of sweet and mild. Roasted side by side on a single baking sheet, they get deliciously caramelized.
Paella, the classic grilled rice dish from Spain, is usually made in a special pan, but if you don’t have one, a large frying pan can stand in with delicious results. The key to this dish is the crusty caramelized layer of rice called socarrat that forms on the bottom of the pan. Besides rice, the ingredients that go into a paella range from traditional rabbit and snails to vegetables and seafood. This version, known as paella mixta, contains seafood, Spanish chorizo, and chicken. For more Spanish flair, sip on glasses of sangría while the paella’s on the stove. What to buy: Spanish chorizo (not to be confused with its Mexican counterpart) is a dried, smoked, ready-to-eat pork sausage. It can be mild or spicy, and is found at gourmet markets or online. If you can’t find Spanish chorizo, you can sub in some andouille sausage. Paella rice, sometimes labeled bomba or Valencia, is a white short-grain rice prized for its ability to stay firm when cooked. It can be found in gourmet grocery stores. If you can’t find paella rice, Arborio rice can be substituted, although the texture will be slightly softer when cooked. Game plan: If you want to make this paella on the grill, use our Grilled Paella Mixta recipe.
You may want to make extra, because leftovers are fantastic for lunch the next day.
Create a sweet and tangy glaze with marmalade and mustard.
If you?re a martini person, try this out. The lychee gives it a really beautiful perfume. If you don?t have a cocktail shaker, make it in a jug of ice, stir with a long spoon and strain into glasses.
Its sweet note of honey and its aromatic cumin seeds give this salad a Moorish character. The sharp, nutty manchego cheese shavings add another taste of Spain. Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes, plus 1 hour of salting time. Notes: Salting the sliced carrots makes them release their liquid, so it doesn't dilute the vibrant vinaigrette; salting also makes the carrots slightly tender. Toasting and grinding whole cumin seeds tempers the bitter overtones of raw cumin. Manchego, a firm sheep's-milk cheese from Spain, is available at gourmet, specialty, and Whole Foods stores. Use one with a good, strong flavor (ask for a taste before you buy it).
This works best with rice that has completely chilled down or, better yet, has been made earlier and kept in the refrigerator. But if you can?t prepare rice for this dish in advance, you can still cook it and pop into the refrigerator while you?re cooking the rest.
Pieces of bacon add good flavor and crunch to this spin on a classic ranch salad.
A recipe that epitomizes the rustic simplicity of Tuscan cuisine, bistecca fiorentina, or Italian-style T-bone steak, is perfect for sharing. Though it’s usually prepared on an outdoor grill, many of us don’t have year-round access to one, so we came up with this indoor method. It is traditionally topped only with a bit of high-quality olive oil, but here we add a pat of Chianti Butter for extra indulgence. Serve it on a bed of arugula alongside some roasted potatoes and broccoli rabe. What to buy: You’ll have to special-order this steak, because it isn’t a typical cut. Order a 2-1/2- to 3-inch-thick porterhouse that weighs in at 2 1/2 to 3 pounds. Traditionally, the meat comes from the Maremmana or Chianina oxen, but make do with whatever high-quality meat your butcher can get for you. Game plan: If you have an outdoor grill and want to be authentic, cook this over a very hot flame. If not, try our unconventional method in which you cook the steak directly on the rack of a very hot oven. The onions, placed under the steak, serve only to absorb the meat’s drippings so that your oven doesn’t get smoky; don’t try to eat them—they’ll be charred and bitter. While a true Tuscan will insist that this dish should only be eaten very rare, or sanguinoso, we know that most people stateside are squeamish about such things. For that reason, we have timed the... read more A recipe that epitomizes the rustic simplicity of Tuscan cuisine, bistecca fiorentina, or Italian-style T-bone steak, is perfect for sharing. Though it’s usually prepared on an outdoor grill, many of us don’t have year-round access to one, so we came up with this indoor method. It is traditionally topped only with a bit of high-quality olive oil, but here we add a pat of Chianti Butter for extra indulgence. Serve it on a bed of arugula alongside some roasted potatoes and broccoli rabe. What to buy: You’ll have to special-order this steak, because it isn’t a typical cut. Order a 2-1/2- to 3-inch-thick porterhouse that weighs in at 2 1/2 to 3 pounds. Traditionally, the meat comes from the Maremmana or Chianina oxen, but make do with whatever high-quality meat your butcher can get for you.
This flavorful Ethiopian -inspired chicken stew recipe uses Berbere, an Ethiopian spice blend. Store extra spice mix covered in a cool, dark place for up to two weeks. Use leftovers on salmon, flank steak, or chicken for fiery flavor. Serve with basmati rice. Lycopene count: 12 milligrams per serving.
Coriander, cumin, and oregano are a spice and herb combo often used in Mexican cooking. If you've got a spice grinder or an extra coffee grinder, by all means use it to grind fresh seeds into powder.
Put this on the table with soft breadsticks and a dessert of vanilla yogurt topped with fresh berries. If you want wine, try chilled sake.
Our version boozes up the chocolate glaze with a bit of Cointreau (orange-flavored liqueur), but feel free to omit it.
Copied from a recipe published in the National Post.
Serve a quick version of cherries jubilee by making a simply cherry sauce from cherry jelly, sweet cherries, and cherry brandy.
Cost per serving: $1.13. Prep: 10 min., Cook: 10 min.
A supereasy sandwich, this grilled cheese calls for a mix of Gruyère, fontina and mozzarella.
This white chili recipe uses hot pepper sauce made from jalapeños; it's milder than the red hot pepper varieties. Stirring frequently toward the end of cooking time prevents the bean-thickened broth from sticking to the bottom and scorching. Serve with Spicy Jalapeño Corn Bread.
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This outrageously rich sauce, flavored with salty, nutty Manchego, gets poured on sautéed cauliflower and baked until it's golden and bubbling.
Here is a recipe for the subtle sophisticate: easy enough to fit into a busy holiday schedule but aimed to impress. The combination of Meyer lemon zest and black pepper is a classic pairing in savory dishes, but it adds an elegant twist to the often too sugary icebox cookie. For different personality types on your holiday list, we’ve got variations: Mexican chocolate for the sweets fan, coconut-date for the racy adventurer, and plain sugar cookies for the purist. Or maybe they’re just all for you. What to buy: The distinct flavor of Meyer lemons works well here, but regular lemons are a fine substitute. Game plan: Make extra batches of dough, wrap them in plastic, and freeze for later use. To finish, slice and bake as directed. This was featured as part of our Winter Wonders story.
To prepare this appetizer indoors, simply broil the eggplant rounds until browned, and continue the recipe as instructed. White balsamic vinegar offers the sweetness of regular balsamic but won't discolor the salad. You can use regular balsamic vinegar if white isn't available.
Perfectly ripe tomatoes are so flavorful they can be eaten out of hand with just a pinch of salt. But they’re seasonal, so canning allows you to have good-quality tomatoes available year-round. Use these canned tomatoes in our Basic Tomato Sauce, Eggplant-Pepper Tomato Sauce, or anytime you feel the urge for something tomatoey. Special equipment: We’re assuming you already have basic tools lying around (like cutting boards, bowls, and measuring cups), so here’s the special equipment you’ll need for canning: 5 wide-mouth 1-pint jars 5 lids with sealing compound for wide-mouth 1-pint jars 5 bands for wide-mouth 1-pint jars Boiling water canner or 15- to 20-quart pot with a tightfitting lid... read more Perfectly ripe tomatoes are so flavorful they can be eaten out of hand with just a pinch of salt. But they’re seasonal, so canning allows you to have good-quality tomatoes available year-round. Use these canned tomatoes in our Basic Tomato Sauce, Eggplant-Pepper Tomato Sauce, or anytime you feel the urge for something tomatoey. Special equipment: We’re assuming you already have basic tools lying around (like cutting boards, bowls, and measuring cups), so here’s the special equipment you’ll need for canning: 5 wide-mouth 1-pint jars 5 lids with sealing compound for wide-mouth 1-pint jars 5 bands for wide-mouth 1-pint jars Boiling water canner or 15- to 20-quart pot with a tightfitting lid Canning rack that fits inside the boiling water canner or 15- to 20-quart pot Thin, flexible rubber spatula Jar lifter Deep frying/candy thermometer What to buy: Bottled lemon juice may sound counterintuitive, but it helps ensure a uniform acidity level, which is vital to proper canning.
This recipe makes two adult-sized wraps. Feed little one half of a wrap, and refrigerate the other half for tomorrow's lunch. Take the second wrap with you to work, or send it with an older sibling or your spouse. Feel free to omit the green onions, if desired.
It is hard to beat the sweet and salty flavor of this indulgent yet lightened ice cream.
You can use any combination of vegetables to vary this sushi.
Pegu Club bartender Kenta Goto’ s lovely cocktail La Fleur de Paradis spends its evenings perched atop a weathered zinc bar, sipped by the beautiful people of New York. Our rendition of it using wheat beer instead of champagne is more at home in a plastic cup, enjoyed by folks sporting cut-off shorts and soaking in the sun on a picnic blanket or the open gate of a pickup truck. What to buy: We like Plymouth English gin in this drink because of its smooth juniper finish and earthy flavor. St-Germain is an elderflower liqueur that is sweet and floral. It can be found at high-end liquor stores and online. Game plan: If you’re bringing this to a tailgate or party, make the recipe through step 2 and keep chilled. Add the cold beer when ready to serve. This drink was featured as part of our Beer Cocktail Recipes photo gallery.
F&W's Melissa Rubel Jacobson created this refreshing, sweet-tart iced tea.
If you like super-chocolatey, fudgy brownies, then these are for you. Prep and Cook Time: 45 minutes.
Ripe plantains and mixed baby greens are paired with a flaky swordfish fillet. This impressive dish makes a satisfying grilled seafood meal for weeknight family dinners and company alike.
These doughnuts, from Esther Sabach, Rachel Klein's boyfriend's mother, are a nod to Sephardic Jewish tradition.
You can serve these with carrot and celery sticks and a bit of light ranch dressing on the side for dipping.
All of the variations can be doubled or tripled, depending on the size of the container you plan to use. The Italian mixture should be kept in the refrigerator, as it contains fresh cheese.
Colorful vegetables brighten our satisfying brothy soup. If Jerusalem artichokes (also called sunchokes) aren't available in your area, substitute another flavorful, slightly scratchy vegetable such as parsnips or turnips, or simple increase the quantities of the other vegetables in the soup.
For a festive presentation, use these chocolate puffs to top a holiday cake like our Jam-Filled Cake with Chocolate Glaze.