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Michael Ruhlman's Warm Arugula Salad with Bacon and Poached Eggs

Serious Eats Blake Royer 1 comment

The Lyonnaise Salad is a classic combination featuring aggressively flavored greens (frisee is traditional), crisp-tender bacon, a vinaigrette made from the bacon fat, plenty of black pepper, and a soft poached egg. As salads go, it sounds pretty decadent—and delicious. This version from Michael Ruhlman's fantastic recent cookbook Ruhlman's Twenty uses peppery arugula for the greens. More

Michael Ruhlman's Shallow-Poached Walleye with White Wine-Shallot Sauce

Serious Eats Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

Read the title of this post, and you could be forgiven for yawning slightly, even if you recognize the brilliant simplicity of a wine-shallot sauce. Take a look at the picture, however, and you can see that something else is going on. This recipe Ruhlman's Twenty, also works in a beurre maniƩ, a kneaded butter and flour mixture that thickens up the sauce and lends the white and creamy color. More

Cook the Book: Easy Chicken Stock

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 11 comments

It would be a shame to see even a bit of Michael Ruhlman's Perfect Roasted Chicken go to waste. So after you've had it for dinner and used the leftovers for chicken salad or a club sandwich, may we suggest stocking the freezer with a batch of Easy Chicken Stock. More

Cook the Book: Mac and Cheese with Soubise

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 9 comments

Even with all of the rich ingredients that goes into baked mac and cheese, more often than not, there is something about the final dish that is bland. Somehow the sharpness of the cheese gets buried in the bechamel base, resulting in a side that's rich in texture but lacking the rich flavor we're looking for. To counter this blandness, Ruhlman has turned the bechamel base into an oniony soubise for this Mac and Cheese with Soubise, a baked mac and cheese that is never wanting for deeply warm, cheesiness. More

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 2 comments

This recipe for Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes incorporates a few easy but game changing elements. First off is the potato cooking method. Instead of aggressively boiling, Ruhlman opts for a gentle simmer on medium-low heat; this way the exterior doesn't disintegrate into the cooking water. The potatoes are then drained and left aside for their steam to release, therefore drying out the potatoes slightly and making for a fluffier mash. The final element added to this amazing mash—and the one that sets it apart—is brown butter, with all its caramelly, nutty flavor. Incorporating brown butter into mashed potatoes gives them an added element of richness in a way that is both nearly effortless but totally elegant. This is of those recipes that will certainly change the way you think about humble mashed potatoes from here on out. More

Cook the Book: Lemon-Pepper Vinaigrette, Two Ways

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 3 comments

In his latest cookbook, Michael Ruhlman has included a dressing model that every home cook should try: Lemon-Pepper Vinaigrette, Two Ways. It's a tangy dressing made from lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, Parmigiano, and pepper that can be whisked up in just a few minutes or transformed into a stand up Caesar with the addition of an egg yolk and a few anchovies. It's the sort of light, lemony dressing that gently coats leaves of crisp romaine perfectly, making for a salad that acts at a simple, bright palate awakener, and of course, a brilliant accompaniment to Ruhlman's Perfect Roast Chicken. More

Cook the Book: Pan Sauce for Roasted Chicken

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 10 comments

Yesterday we shared a recipe for Michael Ruhlman's dead simple and totally fantastic Perfect Roast Chicken from his latest technique-based cookbook, Ruhlman's Twenty. We alluded to a particularly wonderful Pan Sauce for Roasted Chicken and today we're sharing that recipe with you. More

The Nasty Bits: Turkey Gizzards

Serious Eats Chichi Wang 21 comments

[Photographs: Chichi Wang] Compared to chicken, turkey gizzards are gargantuan. One turkey gizzard fits snugly in the palm of my hand. Around Thanksgiving, most stray gizzards are marshaled into the gravy. Being an offal lover, I'd rather eat the components... More

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