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Cook the Book: Watercress & Curly Endive Salad with Croutons

Serious Eats Caroline Russock Post a comment

When combined, the peppery cress and tender, pleasingly bitter frisée creates a salad that's worlds away from the dull mesclun mixes we've become used to. These are salad greens that really taste like something—they don't act solely as a vehicle for other ingredients or a particularly intriguing dressing. It's a salad that's all about the lettuce, and this time of year, it's just right. More

Cook the Book: Red Pepper Mousse with Garlic Toasts

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 5 comments

This week we've been focusing on not only vegetarian dishes from The Vegetarian Option by Simon Hopkinson, but also warm weather meals. I thought I'd share a recipe that embodies one of my favorite ways to eat during the warmer months. Instead of spending an hour or two in a hot kitchen, chopping, sautéing, and roasting away, I prefer to make a meal out of what would normally be considered hors d'œuvres or snacks. More

Chilled Curried Mint & Cucumber Soup

Serious Eats Caroline Russock Post a comment

The following recipe is from the May 5 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! While many dishes we enjoy eating in warm weather can be consumed year round, chilled soups... More

Cook the Book: Asian Fried Turnip Paste

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 10 comments

Asian Fried Turnip Paste might just be the most unappealing recipe title ever. Turnips? (Those pale root vegetables that have never won me over?) And paste, more of a minty glue substitute than a food. Honestly, it sounded horrible until I looked at the photo accompanying the recipe—a beautiful plate of perfectly fried turnip cakes garnished with fresh cilantro leaves and finished with soy sauce. More

Cook the Book: Scallion, Radish, and Cucumber Salad with Cashews and Vermicelli

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 9 comments

This Scallion, Radish, and Cucumber Salad with Cashews and Vermicelli was just right labor- and flavor-wise, but I was concerned it would be too light to pass for an evening meal. I considered adding fish or chicken to serve alongside, but I decided that I'd take the leap and go it alone. It was the epitome of a quick, healthy, and almost vegetarian* meal. More

Cook the Book: Warm Salad of Asparagus and New Potatoes

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

We can't sustain on brightly dressed young lettuces alone so my thoughts turned to the more substantial salads of summer. This Warm Salad of Asparagus and New Potatoes from The Vegetarian Option by Simon Hopkinson is a wonderful way to make a meal out of the best that your local farmers' market has to offer this time of year. More

Cook the Book: 'The Vegetarian Option'

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For those of us who need a seasonal vegetable tutorial, Simon Hopkinson, acclaimed British chef and author is here to offer up his take on meatless meals that are delicious and incidentally vegetarian with The Vegetarian Option. Enter to win a copy here. More

Sunday Brunch: Hot Chocolate Simon Hopkinson Style

Serious Eats Ed Levine 3 comments

If you've been following Erin Zimmer's search for the best hot chocolate in New York (here's a taste) you must be in the mood to make your own serious hot chocolate at home. I know I am, so I was thrilled to come across Simon Hopkinson's easy recipe for hot chocolate in his terrific new book Second Helpings of Roast Chicken. His recipe only made two servings, which is clearly not enough hot chocolate, so I've doubled it. More

Cook the Book: Pear and Ginger Cake

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 1 comment

Unlike apples and oranges, pears can be a frustrating fruit. It's hard to tell when exactly they should be eaten, and their window of perfect ripeness is small. Who hasn't bought a bowlful of slightly firm pears only to... More

Cook the Book: Southern-Style Fried Chicken Thighs with Garlic Cream

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 5 comments

Back in January our own Ed Levine, a self-professed "roast chicken freak," brought you Simon Hopkinson's version of the classic Sunday supper dish, excerpted from his first cookbook, Roast Chicken and Other Stories. In Simon's newest book, Second Helpings... More

Cook the Book: Mussel Risotto

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 1 comment

Today, mussels are one of the easiest types of seafood to prepare. Most varieties are cultivated on environmentally responsible farms and can be purchased squeaky clean, without a dead one in the bunch. But Simon Hopkinson, author of this... More

Linguine with Shrimp and Dill

Serious Eats Lucy Baker Post a comment

The following recipe is from the November 5th edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Simon Hopkinson, author of Second Helpings of Roast Chicken, believes linguine to be "one of the... More

Cook the Book: Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Peas

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 3 comments

While most vegetables are never as good frozen as they are fresh (who hasn't defrosted a box of broccoli, only to find it limp, mushy, and bordering on brown?) peas are an exception. It's true that frozen peas are... More

Cook the Book: Fennel Soup with Parmesan Cream

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 4 comments

Simon Hopkinson, author of this week's Cook the Book selection, Second Helpings of Roast Chicken, doesn't understand the concept of garnishing cream soups. "Why laboriously purée and sieve if you then put the lumpy bits back in?" Croutons, however, he... More

Cook the Book: 'Second Helpings of Roast Chicken'

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Words by Lucy Baker | Simon Hopkinson is dismayed by the current state of mustard. Specifically, of "the half-used jar of very good, expensive Dijon mustard that has lived on that warm kitchen shelf forever—and yet is still in use. I have been known to throw other people's mustard away... This simply won't do." In truth, Hopkinson is less upset about wasted condiments than he is about what they stand for: our collective trepidation in the kitchen, our growing reliance on prepared foods, and our impatience when it comes to cooking a traditional meal. Hence, we buy a pricey jar of French mustard, add a teaspoon or two to a recipe we make once, and then forget about the mustard... More

Sunday Brunch: Piperade

Serious Eats Ed Levine Post a comment

This piperade recipe is from Simon Hopkinson's terrific book, Roast Chicken and Other Stories. As Hopkinson says in his headnote, piperade is essentially a dish of savory scrambled eggs. He says what's important about a dish like this is that... More

Cook the Book: Potato Purée with Parsley

Serious Eats Adam Kuban Post a comment

This week's Cook the Book is Roast Chicken and Other Stories by Simon Hopkinson. If you haven't heard of Hopkinson, chances are you aren't English; in Britain, this book was voted the most useful cookbook ever by a group of... More

Cook the Book: Poached Salmon with Beurre Blanc

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 1 comment

This week's Cook the Book is Roast Chicken and Other Stories by Simon Hopkinson. If you haven't heard of Hopkinson, chances are you aren't English; in Britain, this book was voted the most useful cookbook ever by a group of... More

Cook the Book: Roast Leg of Lamb with Anchovy, Garlic, and Rosemary

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 5 comments

This week's Cook the Book is Roast Chicken and Other Stories by Simon Hopkinson. If you haven't heard of Hopkinson, chances are you aren't English; in Britain, this book was voted the most useful cookbook ever by a group of... More

Prosciutto with Warm Wilted Greens

Serious Eats Robyn Lee Post a comment

The following recipe is from the February 27th edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Simon Hopkinson's book Roast Chicken and Other Stories has been called "the most useful cookbook of... More

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