'Tom Colicchio' on Serious Eats

Fried Squid Po' Boy with Avocado and Black Chile Oil

Usually when I find myself frying up pieces of squid it's for some kind of Mediterranean dish. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) But this stunning sandwich from Tom Colicchio's 'wichcraft instead looks to New Orleans and Mexico for inspiration. The po' boy is drizzled with black chile oil and layered with avocado slices before being topped with handfuls of crispy squid. More

Dinner Tonight: Steak Sandwich with Cucumber, Ginger Salad, and Black Chile Mayonnaise

Most steak sandwiches are manly affairs. As Tom Colicchio explains in sandwich cookbook, 'wichcraft, the beef is "usually paired with onions, cheese, or similarly rich flavors." I'd like to add that there isn't anything wrong with that approach, but it is interesting to come across a recipe like this one that pairs the seared beef with ginger, cucumber, cilantro, and lime—all ingredients that help lighten the load. The black chile mayonnaise here is the one exception. More

Cook the Book: PBJ

I must confess that I don't like peanut butter, nor its classic incarnation in a PBJ. It sticks to your mouth! Why would I want something to stick to the roof of my mouth like that? Yes, there's milk, but... More

Cook the Book: Onion Confit

If you're a fan of sweet caramelized onions, you'll love Tom Colicchio's onion confit. He takes caramelized onions to the next level by simmering them in chicken stock and vinegar for half an hour after the onions have already caramelized,... More

Cook the Book: Pan-Roasted Mushrooms

Want to hone your mushroom cooking technique? Give yourself an excuse to splurge on expensive mushrooms by trying Tom Colicchio's recipe for pan-roasted mushrooms from Think Like a Chef. Colicchio's method for pan-roasting mushrooms—making sure to work in small... More

Cook the Book: Duck Confit

If you don't think you like duck, maybe that's because you haven't eaten duck confit. The formula for duck confit can only equate to deliciousness: Cure duck legs in seasoned salt and garlic for a day, then bake the legs... More

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