'snap peas' on Serious Eats
Bright pickled vegetables make for a bracing, refreshing salad that goes great with grilled meats.
A refreshingly light take on lobster salad, made with cucumbers and snap peas in an intense hot, sour, and sweet dressing is accented with pine nuts, shallots, herbs, and dried shrimp.
A quick meal of blanched green vegetables tossed with pasta in a simply butter sauce is a go-to quick lunch for my wife and I when we're at home. But what happens when you want to replace that butter with some tasty olive oil? It fails to emulsify, making your sauce run right off the pasta into a grease-specked, watery pool at the bottom of the pan. My goal was to get a sauce with the slick, pasta-coating consistency of a butter-based sauce, but packed with complex olive oil flavor.
A quick and easy vegan pasta dish with snap peas flavored with garlic and black pepper. A touch of cornstarch helps the sauce to emulsify into a pasta-coating texture.
This stir-fry is quick, delicious, nutritious, and has only 9 ingredients (ok, 11 if you count oil and salt), which puts it pretty high in the running as a candidate for my list of "100 greatest easy weeknight side dishes of all time," if I ever get around to writing it down. I am not a list-maker by nature. Snap peas are sweet, crunchy, and tender, and with a hint of smoky char from the wok, are one of the greats as far as stir-fry veggies are concerned. And hon-shimeji mushroom—all mushrooms, in fact—are almost custom made for stiry-frys.
A quick stir-fry with mushrooms and crunchy snap peas flavored with fish sauce, lime, and a handful of basil.
I've already gone deep into the science of risotto in the past, so there's no real need to re-tread in already-been-treaded-in waters. What we're here to talk about today is vegetables, in particular, asparagus and morel mushrooms. The two are partners in crime that could give Pinky and The Brain a run for their money in terms of sheer awesomeness, and now's the time of year to get 'em.
Here's a game: go up to any chefs and ask them what their favorite season of the year is. Chances are "Spring. Right now," is the answer. Why is that? Well, they might get all poetic and claim that it's because of what spring represents—those first shoots of tender life that burst forth through the ground after the long, cold winter and all that. But here's the truth: Chefs love spring because it makes their job easier.
Feel free to use whatever fresh green vegetables you can find. Young broccoli stalks, brussels sprouts, fava beans, or fiddleheads would all work fine.
I completely botched a stir-fry recipe earlier this week, and I'm not proud of it. I thought I had the technique down, but this meal was bland and greasy with limp vegetables and tough meat. I had obviously tried to...
Working with Dave Pasternack on The Young Man and the Sea taught me how good seemingly plebian flounder can be if it's fresh and prepared well. This recipe for pan-fried Flounder with Beets and Sugar Snap Peas will have you...