Lemonade Jelly with Basil

Print this pageyield Makes six 1/2-cup (120-ml) servings. Gluten-free. Dairy-free. Lemon makes a tart, grown-up jelly, infused here with basil for an herbal aroma that sets off the summer sweetness. (Leave out the basil if you just want simple lemonade...

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Chopped Chicken Caesar Sammies

Print this pageyield Makes 6 servings Traditional Caesar dressing can pack 17 grams of fat in a measly 2 tablespoons. We did much better by making light mayo, not oil, the primary ingredient. Ingredients 1/4 cup light mayonnaise 1 tablespoon olive...

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Baby Potato Salad

Print this pageyield Makes 8 servings Use a metal cake tester or thin paring knife to check the potatoes; they should still hold their shape but offer no resistance when pierced. Ingredients 2 pounds baby Yukon Gold or red-skinned potatoes (about 36),...

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Pomegranate-Mint Relish

Print this pageyield Makes about 2 1/2 cups Pomegranate seeds sub in for cranberries in this bracing, colorful relish. Ingredients 1/2 small shallot, chopped 1 1/2 cups pomegranate seeds 1/2 cup olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon...

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Collard Green and Radish Slaw with Crispy Shallots

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 20 minutes total time 20 minutes Ingredients 2 small shallots, sliced into rings 6 tablespoons vegetable oil Kosher salt 1 bunch collard greens (about 10 ounces), center ribs and stems removed,...

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Citrus and Peppercorn Dry Brine

Print this pageyield Makes enough for one 12- to 14-pound turkey Our dry brine is like a concentrated rub; massage citrus zest and peppercorns onto the skin and let it cure for a few hours before the bird hits the oven. Ingredients 2 tablespoons black...

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Tortillas With Eggs and Spicy Bean Chili

Print this pageyield Serves 2 Ingredients 1/2 cup canned peeled tomatoes 1/4 cup chicken stock 1/4 small yellow onion 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 clove garlic 1/2 chile in adobo 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 can (14 ounces) black...

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Alfred Portale’s Red Snapper With Potatoes and Onions

Print this pageyield Serves 4 Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 pound Red Bliss potatoes, thinly sliced 1/4 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced 6 garlic cloves, sliced 4 sprigs thyme 4 small sprigs rosemary 4 red...

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Roasted Fingerlings with Preserved Lemon

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 5 minutes total time 35 minutes Preserved lemons add a wonderful salty-sweet hit to these simple potatoes, but if you don’t have them on hand, you can use regular lemons instead. Thinly slice the peel of...

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Easy Steak Sauce with Seared Hanger Steak

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 35 minutes total time 40 minutes A steak sauce good enough to rival the most popular brand makes this steak (or any, really) even more delicious. Ingredients 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 1...

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Samoas Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Print this pageyield Makes 1 (9-inch) ice cream cake active time 30 minutes total time 2 1/2 hours (includes freezing time) To create this Girl Scout cookie–inspired dessert, combine vanilla ice cream with the coconut, caramel, and chocolate cookies known...

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Creamy Queso with Chorizo

Print this pageyield Makes 8 servings active time 25 minutes total time Total 25 minutes In defense of Velveeta: It might be lowbrow, but its texture is supreme Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 6 ounces fresh chorizo, casings removed 2 1/2...

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Citrus Salad with Fennel Vinaigrette

Print this pageyield Makes 8 servings Think of the crunchy, granolaish sesame clusters as seedy croutons for this juicy and bracing salad. Ingredients Sesame clusters: 1 large egg white 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon...

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Celery-Spiked Guacamole with Chiles

Print this pageyield Makes 8 servings active time 5 minutes total time 5 minutes Fresh celery lightens this guacamole and adds some serious crunch. Ingredients 4 avocados, chopped 1 celery stalk, finely chopped 2 serrano chiles, seeds removed if...

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Truffled Taleggio and Mushroom Pizza

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 10 min total time 30 min Four ingredients and a few minutes are all it takes to put together this crisp, bubbly masterpiece. A quick drizzle of truffle oil adds a final flourish of decadence. Ingredients 1...

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Coffee-Rubbed Cheeseburgers with Texas Barbecue Sauce

Print this pageFreshly ground coffee adds a depth to the spice rub and brings out the flavor of the meat. Be sure to keep the rub recipe handy. The spice rub would also be great on steaks and chicken. Ingredients Coffee rub: 1 tablespoon freshly ground...

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Roast potatoes

Print this pageFluffy within, crisp without and flavoured with thyme and garlic, these potatoes are a perfect sidekick to any roast. Ingredients 5 tbsp duck fat 16 medium-sized Maris Piper or King Edward potatoes (each about 175g/6oz) 8 garlic...

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Pan Fried Pork Chops

Print this pageIngredients 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, plus more for seasoning 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning 8 pork breakfast chops 1 cup all-purpose flour Cayenne pepper 1/2 cup canola oil 1 tablespoon butter Smashed new potatoes, for...

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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

Print this pageIngredients Cooking spray 2 medium zucchini (about 1 pound total) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan (3/4-ounce) 1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs 1/8 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 450...

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Tortellini With Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Print this pageIngredients Kosher salt 2 9 -ounce packages cheese tortellini 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 small shallot, finely chopped 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus...

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Tips for Selecting the Right Beef Cuts

Print this pageWhen we stand at the butchers counter, most of us may wonder what is the difference between a top sirloin and a porterhouse. If you ever come across a good beef cookbook, you will be able to appreciate a good diagram of beef cuts. Beef is the...

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4 Of The Most Common Cooking Methods Explained

Print this pageIf you are preparing any kind of meals from a recipe, it’s important that you understand the various methods of cooking. There are a number of terms for different ways of cooking, as follow. Grilled If a recipe calls for something to be...

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Cooking Grains

Print this pageAll grains, with the exception of rice, and the various grain meals, require prolonged cooking with gentle and continuous heat, in order to so disintegrate their tissues and change their starch into dextrine as to render them easy of digestion....

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Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Print this pageThe truth is that scrambled eggs are easy to make. Unfortunately, they are also the easy to make WRONG. At a root level, scrambled eggs are simply beaten eggs which are fried and – for lack of a better word – scrambled. But like...

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Fresh Caught Fish Cooking Preparation

Print this pageTo maintain the delicate flavor of a newly caught freshwater or saltwater fish, this must be handled properly to avoid spoilage. Not to mention preserving the fish with pleasing odor. There are ways to properly prepare and maintain the quality...

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Cleaning Trout – How To Clean a Trout Fish

Print this pageCleaning trout. Does that bring back memories! I think I was about 9 years old when I first learned how to clean trout. It is really pretty easy. A little practice and you will soon be cleaning trout with ease. If at all possible, use clean,...

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8 Simple Commonsense Cooking Tips

Print this pageDo you get lumps in your white sauce? When making white sauce (béchamel) or any sauce that requires slow cooking to thicken use an egg whisk and you can increase the temperature (not too much though) to speed the process up.and you wont get...

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Basic Cookware Explained

Print this pageWhat is All-Clad stainless steel cookware and why is it the best top-of-the-line bake ware you can buy? All-Clad cookware is made with a heavy aluminum inside which extends up the sides of the pan. It is coated with a stainless steel cooking...

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Kitchen Mysteries: The Fondue Pot

Print this pageOne of the biggest unsolved mysteries of the kitchen is the fondue pot. Fondue pots are a popular bridal registry item and they are often given as house warming gifts. But by the time the thank you cards have been sent, the fondue pot has...

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How To Remove Lobster From The Shell

Print this pageLobster is an an all-time favourite seafood with most people, and many dishes using lobsters require that the flesh be removed from the shell. Here are some handy tips when you prepare a lobster dish at home. A preliminary way to prepare a...

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