This Week in Recipes


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Thai Shrimp Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce: These light, puffy shrimp cakes show off the combination of three simple ingredients: cilantro roots, garlic, and white peppercorns.

Boston Cream Pie: Boston Cream Pie might be delicious, but the traditional rendition is most certainly not a pie. This recipe exchanges soggy spongecake for a sturdy blind baked crust that provides great texture and a bit of salty contrast to the sweetness of the pudding.

Asparagus and Ramp Soup with Yogurt: This simple soup combines the pure, fresh flavors of blanched asparagus and sautéed ramps with the bright acidity of yogurt and lemon juice.

8 Floral Cocktails for Mother's Day: With ingredients ranging from lavender to elderflower, these springtime cocktail recipes are the perfect accompaniment to your Mother's Day festivities.

S. H. Fernando Jr.'s Spicy Lentil Fritters: This recipe combines yellow split peas, chilies, onion, curry leaves, ginger, and fennel seeds for a crispy, addictive fritter reminiscent of falafel.

Marinated Fava Beans: When sweet and tender fava beans are coated with a slick of olive oil, vinegar and garlic bits, the contrast between the sharp dressing and the mildbeans makes for a beautiful harmony.

The Elvis (Grilled Peanut Butter, Bacon, and Banana Sandwich): Taking the classic sandwich to the next level, the bananas in this recipe are fried in bacon fat and brown sugar, then flamb├ęd with bourbon for an extra kick. This one'll get you all shook up.