Seasoned with cumin, coriander, garlic and chipotle chili powder, these easy steak kabobs are a perfect entree for summer entertaining. Paired with the Roasted Red Pepper Pesto, the kabobs are smoky, sweet, juicy, and take less work than your guest will ever guess!
A thoroughly decadent twist on a classic Nicoise salad – and duck works surprisingly well with the traditional tuna accompaniments, too! A few tips to making this a real winner – keep the egg yolks moist and soft, the vegetables crisp and tender and don’t overcook the duck! This is all about moist and flavorful ingredients coming together for a simple yet exotic experience.
This spicy garlic pork stir-fry is the perfect weeknight meal. Prep in the morning and when you get home you’re only 35 minutes away from dinner. Flavored with ginger, garlic, soy and packed with tons of fresh vegetables. Serve over rice or eat straight from the pan – the choice is yours!
This rich and creamy dish comes together quickly with the use of prepackaged gnocchi and frozen spinach. It’s a restaurant quality meal that you can have on the table in as little as 30 minutes and will appeal to even the pickiest of palates with its creamy sauce and tender pasta.
These small sandwiches are the perfect addition to any spirited gathering! Both sweet and savory, these sliders combine sliced ham and Swiss cheese with an egg-y French toast exterior that is perfect for dunking in a bit of jam or drizzled with honey.
An homage, of sorts, to the Hispanic communities of the Bronx, where spicy chile flavoring is a way of culinary life.
Minneapolis is famous for its “Juicy Lucy”—a thin burger with an oozing cheese filling. Have lots of napkins on hand—and be sure to wait a minute or two after you take these off the fire before you bite into them to avoid getting burned!
What makes the grilled chops in Tuscany so delicious? In part, it is the way the meat is raised. But it is also the artful use of simple seasonings that are combined in balance and harmony.
This savory version of classic beignets is perfect for holiday parties; crab and bacon make them a fan favorite. Harissa is a spicy red pepper sauce that can be found at upscale grocery stores and online. The harissa aioli sounds impressively difficult to make but is actually quite easy. The trick is to go slow in the beginning as you add the oil.
Rabbit is a great, impressive type of meat to serve for dinner and it’s very easy to make. Ask your butcher to cut the rabbit into pieces before making the stew. This hearty stew uses red wine and chicken stock along with the root vegetables to make for a comfort food that is sophisticated enough to serve at a dinner party.
Freekeh, sometimes called green wheat freekeh, is similar to bulgur and adds an earthy wholesomeness to this simple, satisfying soup. It’s available either cracked or whole—if you can’t find cracked freekeh, use whole, but simmer it in the broth, covered, for about 20 minutes, before adding them both in step two.
Nearly every bit of advice out there for roasting a turkey recommends brining the bird overnight to ensure that it is moist and tender. One of my favorite alternatives to having a giant ziplock bag of salty water in the fridge is the dry brine! An easy sprinkle of salt over the turkey is all you need for moist and tender meat. As an added bonus there’s not the struggle with the lifting the bird out of a giant bag of water. The resulting roasted turkey also has a super crispy crackling skin! I’ve add a touch of lemon zest to the salt brine to give it a little dimension. Overnight time is recommended for a wet brine (you don’t want to overbrine it) but with a dry brine, 2 or 3 days is perfectly fine and in fact, the longer you dry brine, the crisper the skin.
One of the biggest dilemmas in roasting a turkey is how to keep the breast from becoming dry and overcooked while making sure the thigh and legs are fully cooked. Brining ensures overall juicy meat in general while the technique of first roasting the bird upside down allows for the dark meat to get a jumpstart on the cooking. It also means the breast self-baste in the beginning with the natural juices running down over it. Turning the turkey right side up halfway through the roasting ensures a beautiful browned skin bird, ready for presentation. Don’t worry if the breast has indentations from the roasting rack once you flip it over. As it continues to cook, it will plump up.
Big, bold sweet and salty flavors make every little bite of this pork highly satisfying. Pair it with scallion rice and stir-fried snowpeas with carrots for a simple meal that leaves you sated.
These baked empanadas are filled with a slightly spiced beef and chorizo picadillo filling that make them perfect for game day or holiday entertaining.
Blueberries are a surprising complement to the spice rubbed pork chops. There’s a subtle sweetness to the blueberry sauce, but don’t expect it to be overpowering. It’s more savory-salty than sugary-sweet. Don’t skip the brine, as it insures a super juicy pork chop.
Everyone knows that ham and pineapple are a given! But don’t overlook pork chops or tenderloin. A fresh and vibrant salsa with pineapple and papaya, crispy chunks of cucumber and fennel and a touch of chili heat make for a wonderful combination. I’ve added a sweet and sumptuous glaze for the pork with 5-spice and honey to round out the flavors!
The smoky, sweet and spicy flavors blend beautifully in this sultry twist on chili. Make it meatless by omitting the bacon and adding ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika, and using vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth.