What would you do with a box of kiwis. I have about 30 kiwis in the fridge and need to do something before they go bad. I think we'll freeze some but I would appreciate other ideas. Who know that kiwis grew well in the PNW.
I have some guests coming this weekend who are vegetarians and also don't eat dairy. Most of my go-to breakfasts have milk or cheese. Any creative suggestions?
I'm considering pickling some asparagus but all the recipes I've found include sugar. Normally I do not like sweet pickles but I am wondering if the sugar counteracts bitterness in the asparagus. Has anyone used a pickled asparagus recipe that doesn't include sugar? Or is the sugar essential?
I am making a goulash recipe that calls for clarified butter. Do I really need to take the extra step or can I just throw a stick of butter in?
Crystallized ginger melts into this tart raspberry-rhubarb jam, providing unexpected hints of heat and spice. The flavors are big and bold, so it would work best with straightforward baked goods that won't compete.
I've got a confession to make: I love pan pizza. I'm not talking deep-dish Chicago-style with its crisp crust and rivers of cheese and sauce, I'm talking thick-crusted, fried-on-the-bottom, puffy, cheesy, focaccia-esque pan pizza, dripping with strings of mozzarella and robust sauce. If only pizza that good were also easy to make at home. Well here's the good news: It is. This is the easiest pizza you will ever make. Seriously. All it takes is a few basic kitchen essentials, some simple ingredients, and a bit of patience.
I love the interactivity of Vietnamese soups, as most come with a side plate of herbs, vegetables, and lime wedges. It's a must to taste the broth as presented, and then figure out how to spice it up, both with herbs and perhaps jalapeños for heat. A squirt of lime can quickly brighten up the broth. Best of all, bowls of Vietnamese soup offer a great diversity of noodles and other ingredients. Noodles can be made of rice, wheat, tapioca, and more. Meanwhile, your bowl may be filled with surprises like banana blossoms, ham hocks, quail eggs, pork blood cubes, and fish cakes—all offering fascinating flavors and textures.
A thick, hearty orzo risotto, more foolproof than the rice variety, full of sweet Italian sausage, peas, and Parmesan.
Ever glanced around your kitchen and realized that you have way more zucchini than any man or woman could reasonably eat in a year? I'm there. But instead of fretting about the pounds stacking up on my counter, I looked for solutions.
I've long said that grilling pizza is by far the easiest way for a regular home cook to get pizzeria-quality, soft and airy, crisp, well-charred, smoky pies at home (that is, without resorting to hacking your kitchen equipment), and with grilled pizza season well into full swing, I figured it was time we updated last year's Grilled Pizza Guide, which gives a pretty good overview of the process, but ignores one thing: Toppings.
A few weeks ago I found myself with a bushel of basil—I was in over my head with bunches of the herb and needed to use them up asap. After making the prerequisite pestos, I ventured into pizza and even a basil and lime sorbet, which got me thinking. Those two flavors are perfect summer partners—refreshing and full of flavor—so they can only get better with the addition of a little booze, right?
This traditional British dish is normally served with brown onion gravy, but a runny fried egg on top does far better at breakfast. Wrapping the case-less sausage in bacon and then browning the leeks provides a delicious fatty base for the batter to cook in, and helps to get the ideal puffiness that makes this dish great.
This recipe makes about 20 to 24 ounces of shrub syrup, enough to make anywhere from 10 to 20 drinks, depending on how much syrup you use per drink. Store it for up to a year in your fridge. The acid and sugar will preserve the syrup and keep it tasting bright and fresh.
Dry-style stir-fried lamb is a Northern Chinese dish originating in Mongolia. It's primary flavor comes from cumin, soy sauce, and Sichuan peppercorns. It's musky, hot, and well, awesome. That it doesn't have a sauce makes it once of the quickest, easiest stir-fries to prepare at home. It works equally well with beef.
Flanken-style short ribs are ribs cut cross-wise against the bone so that you end up with a few cross-sections of bone in each piece. Ask your butcher for this cut.
The eggplant added an extra creaminess and the grilled flavors played off of the freshness of the mozzarella, tomato, and basil. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil was the icing on the cake (eggplant cake?), giving a contrasting sharp tang and bite.
These little zucchini rolls may require some patience to get together from start to finish, but their good looks are only bested by the incredible combo of flavors packed into such a small package.
Sometimes it's the simplest recipe that really shines. With only a few ingredients, these grilled figs with goat cheese have so much good going on.
Incredibly quick and easy to put together, these sweet and spicy goat cheese-stuffed Peppadews are perfect for a party, great to pop as the night goes on.
I've already outed my shameful seafood aversion. Yes, I am "that guy" who relies on teriyaki and tempura at standard Japanese restaurants. I switch it up sometimes though, getting negimaki—scallions wrapped around thinly sliced flank steak in a teriyaki sauce—thinking of it as "meat sushi" so I fit in better with all my raw seafood eating comrades.
My favorite food in the world is cassoulet. It's rustic, filling, hearty, and so, so good. But it doesn't only have to be French. This Mulberry Street-inspired version only takes one pot and 15 minutes, and is a kind of fresh riff with Italian sausage and broccoli rabe.
Flank steak, infused with exotic spices, gets a bright boost from bracing citrus drizzle and lemony carrot salad accompaniment.
What are armadillo eggs? With powerhouse of flavor delivered by these sausage-wrapped stuffed jalapeños, they question should be, what aren't they?
This pickled rhubarb is both sweet and tart. I like to cut the stalks into lengths that fit in the jar neatly and slice it into bite-sized pieces just before adding to a cheese plate or tossing into a grain salad.
Tender lamb meatballs are stewed with shallots, cilantro, mint, carrots, golden raisins, and ras-el-hanout, full of spicy, hot, smoky, sweet Moroccan flavor. Comforting, but unfamiliar and delicious.
[Photograph: Max Falkowitz] A really good spinach pie is harder to make than it seems. The spinach and cheese must be balanced, neither overwhelming the other. The pie shouldn't be too rich or too watery, and the flavors should be...
After consuming copious amounts of burgers and hot dogs on the Fourth, I'm ready to lighten up Sunday brunch. My wife makes this amazing watermelon, feta, and arugula salad every year for a friend's summer potluck party. She adapted the...
These pickles are quick to make and perform miracles on boring meals. I tend to munch them straight from the jar. More discerning eaters should try them added to tuna salad or with a salad Nicoise....
Minestrone is a perfect expression of all kinds of exciting new vegetables coming into season. April is certainly here, but the fact is we're not quite there yet with the produce (at least here in Chicago) where you can simmer fresh vegetables with some water and call it dinner (my favorite variation is with some pesto stirred in). That's why this recipe caught my eye: It's rich and satisfying thanks to root vegetables, but bright and leafy thanks to the canned tomatoes and a winter staple like kale.