Spend a little time in the kitchen making these Polenta Bowls, and you’ll have the perfect weekend dinner to serve for a date night in or when company calls. The extra effort of mixing pureed roasted pepper into cooked polenta doesn’t go unnoticed, and sea scallops are always impressive.
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.
The slightly sweet, crunchy cornflake crust takes this French Toast to a new level. Drizzle the brown sugar syrup that forms in the pan over the French toast: all the nooks and crannies of the crust have a delightful way of holding the sauce.
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.
Rubbing truffle butter under the skin takes this simple and beautiful dish to a whole new level—and makes your home smell incredible!
Skillet-roasting spatchcocked chicken does nearly magical things to an ordinary chicken: the result is golden crisp skin and juicy tender meat. In fact, because of the way the bird sits in the pan, the breast cooks to an ideal 160 degrees and the thigh to 170-175°F in the same amount of time.
This Asian inspired, rich, savory and somewhat sweet dish is an unusual departure from the more expected short ribs preparation. It may be made up to two days in advance and reheated.
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.
Guanciale is a rich and flavorful cured meat which lends deep flavor to this special pasta dish, while the walnut crumbs add appealing texture. When the poached egg, which is served whole on top of each plate, is burst, the yolk oozes out to add another level of rich flavor and creamy texture to the dish.
Fresh spinach makes a delicious, simple, healthful basis for a quick blender pesto that allows you to get this delicious dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes.
One Pot Lasagna Bolognese is an easy weeknight meal, made in just 30 minutes in one pot, for easy prep and easy clean-up!
The key ingredient in this Lasagna Bolognese is the slow cooked Bolognese sauce that is rich and flavorful. Once the sauce has cooked down, it’s layered with cheese and pasta for an indulgent lasagna recipe that will impress everyone at your next dinner party!
These lemon bars are a show stopper, they will steal the spotlight at any dessert table!
How could a dinner you put together this quickly be this good? Credit the grill pan, which lets you cook chicken to moist, juicy perfection! Then pair that perfectly cooked chicken with a salty pretzel bun and sweet-tart mango salsa, and you have an irresistible balance of flavors and textures—on the table in under 20 minutes.
Make your entire dinner in one pot—you don’t even need to drain the pasta! In fact, by cooking the pasta in the pot with the sausage and tomatoes, the pasta absorbs even more flavor.
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.