This restaurant-style meal only looks complicated. But with the few simple and fresh ingredients and the right cookware, you can easily recreate this at home for special occasion or an elevated take on a mid-week meal.
Like so many cooks, we learned key fundamental cooking techniques—like how to steam mussels-- from Jacques Pepin’s books and television shows. While we may vary the flavorful broth ingredients, we rely on his simple no-fail method to result in tender, flavorful mussels every time.
Cassoulet is a classic French dish that isn’t difficult to make but does take a bit of planning. This version uses duck confit and dried beans. The duck confit can be made ahead of time but you can also just purchase the duck confit legs already made from an upscale grocery store if you wish.
Traditional Roman-style Carbonara uses carryover heat from the piping hot pasta to cook eggs into a silky, creamy sauce. This updated take adds Brussels sprouts to help cut the richness of the bacon and eggs. Once you prep the ingredients, the recipe comes together fast for an easy weeknight meal that is elegant enough to serve to guests at a dinner party.
Sweet, spicy and savory—these wings have it all. The Asian-inspired flavors play off one another in the perfectly piquant sauce that glazes crunchy-crisp wings.
Simple seared pork chops and Brussels sprouts are elevated to a new level with this surprisingly nuanced sauce.
With flavors that are both sophisticated and homey, this could easily become your new favorite winter chicken dinner. The chicken cooks with vegetables and potatoes, making it a complete one-pot meal.
Robustly flavorful Jambalaya is perfect when cooking for a crowd—or making a Sunday supper with an eye on leftovers. Andouille sausage and mustard greens give this version a real kick—you can tone it down by using a milder kielbasa sausage and mellow collard in place of the mustard greens.
Aromatic flavors and a rich sauce give this one pot, plant-forward Indian-inspired dish a big, bold presence. Serve it as is or over rice.
Surf & Turf Skewers are a fun twist for weekend entertaining. Thinly sliced skirt steak, fresh jumbo shrimp, cherry tomatoes and shishito peppers create a savory combination of flavors that are sure to impress your friends and family.
Kick your weeknights up a notch without the extra effort. This easy grilled Surf & Turf recipe combines juicy flank steak, tender shrimp and sweet tomatoes with a simple homemade Chimichurri Sauce.
If you’ve read any article about how to cook a good steak, chances are you know the importance of letting meat rest once it has cooked: 10 minutes at a minimum. Slice the skirt steak against the grain, and serve it with plenty of your fresh, summery, bright sauce spooned over top.
Here skirt steak, which cooks to medium-rare in five to six minutes total, is layered with arugula between slices of focaccia smeared with herbed mayonnaise. The key, as with all meats, is to let the steak rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing, and with skirt steak, to slice it thinly against the grain.
Crisp radish slaw is the perfect crunchy counterpart to grilled tuna steaks. If you can’t find yuzu for the marinade (it is generally available at Asian foods stores and some grocery stores), substitute 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar.
This simple and healthful dish can be on the table in less than 15 minutes. Adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of your tuna steaks, and on how thoroughly you like your tuna cooked.
Spicy Moroccan harissa sauce, made with red peppers and chilies, gives this quick chutney lingering flavor and smoky heat. You will find the bottled sauce at most specialty food chains (such as Whole Foods) and at many grocery stores.
Double cut pork chops are best when seared on the stove and finished in the oven: the searing gives them that wonderful brown crust, and finishing in the oven keeps them moist and tender. This spicy-sweet chutney is made with bottled harissa, a Morrocan red pepper and chili paste with smoky heat.
The salty-sweet flavor of these Asian-inspired Sloppy Joes takes this classic dish to a new level. By all means make the filling ahead and reheat it: simply sprinkle it with a few drop of water to help it loosen up.
Make the universally beloved Thai dish at home in less than 20 minutes—without shortcutting on flavor. In this version, we start with raw chicken, but you can add leftover cooked chicken (or any leftover cooked meat) at the end to make it even easier. Also delicious when made with shrimp.
This easy pasta recipe has all of the flavors of a Cajun shrimp boil with the ease of a one-pot dish. In just 30 minutes you'll have a hearty and zesty meal that the whole family will absolutely love.