American breakfast pancakes

Print this pageThese are those thick, spongy American pancakes that are often eaten with warm maple syrup and crisp fried bacon. I love them with the syrup alone, but if you do want bacon, I think streaky is best. You can easily cook these pancakes by...

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Very Easy Pancakes

Print this pageIngredients 100g plain flour 2 large eggs 300ml milk 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying lemon wedges, to serve (optional) caster sugar, to serve (optional) Method Put the flour, eggs,...

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Chicken Fajitas

Print this pagePreparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients (for 4 people) : -450g boneless chicken, cut into thin strips -2 tbsp oil -1 onion sliced -1 green pepper and 1 red pepper sliced -1 Discovery Perfect Fajita Kit, includes 8 Soft...

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Clams Grilled in a Foil Pouch

Print this pageyield Serves 4 to 6 Throw a pouch filled with clams on the grill when the fire’s hot, and enjoy them while you cook the rest of the meal. Timing can vary a bit, depending on the size and stubbornness of the clams and the heat of the fire....

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Beer-Can Chicken

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings There’s quite a bit of lore surrounding beer-can chicken, and for good reason. Just look at that burnished mahogany bird. The steam from the brew flavors the meat and keeps it moist. The can props the chicken up, so...

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Oregano Eggs (Uova all’Origano)

Print this pageyield Serves 4 This is one of the simplest and yet tastiest preparations of eggs I’ve ever had. One afternoon, a friend and I unexpectedly dropped in on my friend Mario in Trieste. It was lunchtime, and he had a big basket full of fresh...

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Spicy Tamarind Skirt Steak

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings You’ll see fibers running through the cooked steak; make sure to cut across them for tender slices. Ingredients 3 Thai or serrano chiles, with seeds, thinly sliced into rounds 1/4 cup tamarind concentrate ...

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Butter-Basted Halibut Steaks with Capers

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings Get the pan smoking hot so the fish won’t stick. Let it get a good sear on the first side, which will also help it release. Ingredients 2 14โ€“16-ounce bone-in halibut steaks (1″โ€“1 1/4″ thick) ...

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Beet Salad with Miso and Black Sesame

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 15 minutes total time 50 minutes This salad’s secret? Combining raw and roasted beets delivers two textures from one ingredient. Ingredients 6 small beets (about 1 pound), preferably golden,...

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Pickled Vegetable Salad with Nori Vinaigrette

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 15 minutes total time 1 hour (includes cooling and chilling times) It might seem fussy to separate the vegetables when pickling, but if they’re combined, the colors will bleed and they won’t be as...

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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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Black Bass with Warm Rosemary-Olive Vinaigrette

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 15 minutes total time 15 minutes The bittersweet flavors in this quick dish pair well with roasted potatoes, creamy polenta, or cooked white beans. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 4โ€“5-ounce...

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Spicy Turkey Burgers

Print this pageIngredients 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey 1 cup mild salsa, divided 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 1 tablespoon chipotle-flavored hot sauce 1...

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Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Print this pageIngredients 10 1/2-inch-thick slices French bread (4 inches in diameter); 8 slices toasted, 2 slices (crust removed) diced 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 4 tablespoons minced fresh basil, divided, plus 12 large basil leaves ...

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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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Andouille and Beef Burgers with Spicy Mayo and Caramelized Onions

Print this pageIngredients Spicy mayonnaise 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning blend 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce Burgers 1/2 pound andouille sausage, cut into scant 1/4-inch cubes ...

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Portobello Burgers with Pesto, Provolone, and Roasted Peppers

Print this pageLater in the summer, you can use eggplant in place of the portobellos. Ingredients 1/2 cup purchased pesto 1/4 cup mayonnaise 4 sourdough, whole grain, or ciabatta rolls, split horizontally 4 portobello mushrooms, stemmed, dark...

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Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cheddar and Smoky Aioli

Print this pageA simple Moroccan-spiced aioli is mixed in with the ground turkey to keep the burgers moist and give them tons of flavor. Smoked paprika is available in the spice aisle of most supermarkets. Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2...

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Print this pageActive Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: 2 Hours 40 Minutes Serves 4-6 There are those who will inform you that corned beef and cabbage is an American invention, unknown in Ireland. In fact, the Irish have been preserving meat in corns (i.e.,...

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Chicken and Smoked-Sausage Gumbo

Print this pageActive Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: 35 Minutes Serves 4 The flavor of browned roux is essential to the traditional taste of Louisiana gumbo. So don’t worry if the flour mixture looks like peanut butter by the time the vegetables have...

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Five-spice roast chicken drumsticks

Print this pageIngredients For the marinade 1 tbsp groundnut oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tbsp grated fresh root ginger 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry 2 tbsp light soy sauce 2 tsp five-spice powder ...

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Cowboy Chicken Casserole

Print this pageIngredients 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 garlic cloves, smashed 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1...

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Perfectly Grilled Steak

Print this pageIngredients 4 1 1/4 -to-1 1/2-inch-thick boneless rib-eye or New York strip steaks (about 12 ounces each) or filets mignons (8 to 10 ounces each), trimmed 2 tablespoons canola or extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground...

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Print this pageIngredients 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders (about 10 tenders) 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika 1/2 teaspoon dried sage 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup frozen pearl onions 1 cup...

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California-Style Buttered Pasta

Print this pageCalifornia and Italy have much in common, which explains why many simple Italian dishes featuring fresh ingredients are popular in the Golden State. One dish that deliciously merges the Old World with the new is California-Style Buttered Pasta....

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How to Spice Up Your Next Salmon Dish

Print this pageSalmon has become one of the most popular fish to serve. People love the taste, and salmon cooks quickly, making it a great option for both weeknights and weekends. Besides convenience, salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein,...

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Easy Steak Diane Recipe

Print this pageSteak Diane is a classical and tasty meat dish that is a classic in white-tablecloth restaurants and, to properly be served, must be prepared at tableside. This presentation is a great way to impress your guests or perfect for that special...

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Turkey the Old-Fashioned Way

Print this pageThere are many delicious ways to prepare and serve turkey. It might be deep-fried, brined, poached, grilled…to mention just a few methods of preparation. This article, however, will focus strictly on tips and techniques for preparing...

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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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How To Cook A Tender Juicy Steak

Print this pageYou invest a lot of time and money into the steaks for a special occasion and when dinner time comes, they are tough. What happened? How can you cook steaks as tender as your favorite restaurant? The first step to cooking a good steak is to...

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