Greek Salad with Grilled Feta

2 pounds cherry tomatoes, halved, or your favorite tomato cut into bite-size pieces 1 cucumber (about 4 ounces), cut into bite-size wedges 1/4 teaspoon fine salt, plus more as needed 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more as needed 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 lemon) 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as… Continue reading Greek Salad with Grilled Feta

Pittsburgh Steak Salad

Iceberg or romaine lettuce (or a mix) Shredded carrots Shredded mozzarella Shredded cheddar Sliced hard cooked eggs Sliced cucumber Sliced grape or cherry tomatoes Grilled steak, sliced very thin Crispy hot French fries Dressing (see notes) Layer the lettuce, carrots, and cheeses in that order. Put the eggs, cucumbers, and tomatoes along the sides. Top… Continue reading Pittsburgh Steak Salad

Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges (with Variations)

2 large russet potatoes 1 tbsp oil/cooking spray salt and freshly ground pepper 2 sprigs fresh thyme freshly grated parmesan as desired Scrub the potatoes clean and cut into wedges. Toss the potatoes with oil or cooking spray, salt, and ground pepper, then place the potatoes in the air fryer basket. Turn the air fryer… Continue reading Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges (with Variations)

Weeknight Parmesan Chicken

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 cup all-purpose flour Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 extra-large eggs 1 1/4 cups seasoned dry bread crumbs 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving Unsalted butter Good olive oil Baby salad greens for 6, washed and spun dry Lemon Vinaigrette (recipe follows) Pound… Continue reading Weeknight Parmesan Chicken

Skillet Lemongrass Chicken

500 grams boneless skinless chicken thighs boneless skinless 4 tsp avocado oil Lemongrass chicken marinade: Juice of 1 lemon 1 stalk lemongrass white part only 2 tsp garlic minced 1.5 tbsp brown sugar (for less sweet: use 1 tbsp) 1/2 tbsp regular soy sauce not light or dark! 1 tbsp fish sauce On a chopping… Continue reading Skillet Lemongrass Chicken

Air Fryer Salt and Pepper Chicken

1 lb (450 g) boneless skinless chicken thighs , cut to 1-inch (2-cm) pieces (or breasts) 1/2 cup cornstarch Oil spray Marinade: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic , finely grated 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger 1 teaspoon brown sugar (or regular sugar) 1/2 teaspoon salt Spice Mix: 2 teaspoons white pepper powder 1… Continue reading Air Fryer Salt and Pepper Chicken

Indian Chicken Kebabs

250 grams Chicken, boneless thighs 2 tbsp Cooking oil Marinade: 1 tbsp Garlic grated 1 tbsp Ginger grated 1 tbsp Chilie powder 1 tsp Coriander powder Dhania 1 tsp Cumin powder jeera 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder Haldi 1/2 tsp Garam masala 2 tbsp Yogurt plain 1/2 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Pepper powder 1 tbsp Lemon… Continue reading Indian Chicken Kebabs

Pretzel-Breaded Chicken

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken cutlets 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons fine salt, divided, plus more to taste 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons water 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 4 ounces pretzel sticks, finely ground in a food processor (1 cup) 1/2 teaspoon celery seed… Continue reading Pretzel-Breaded Chicken

Crispy Cilantro-Chile Shrimp

6 ounces cilantro leaves and stems (about 2 medium bunches or 1 large bunch), cut to fit into a blender 5 garlic cloves, peeled 1 serrano chile, stemmed, halved and seeded 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus up to 3/4 cup for frying 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh ginger 1 tablespoon lime juice (from about 1… Continue reading Crispy Cilantro-Chile Shrimp

Air Fryer Char Siu

1 lb thick cut pork chop 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp hoisin sauce 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 cloves garlic smashed 1 inch ginger sliced 2 tsp shaoxing wine optional 1/2 tsp chinese five spice powder optional 1/4 tsp ground white pepper optional Cut the pork chop into 1″ pieces. Combine the remaining ingredients into… Continue reading Air Fryer Char Siu

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Strips

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 cup buttermilk 1 1/2 cups panko 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder 1/2 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper, preferably white pepper canola oil spray lime and cilantro to serve Soak the chicken strips in… Continue reading Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Strips

Crispy Spiced Kale

4 cups roughly chopped curly kale (about 1/2 bag or 1 small bunch, stemmed) 1 bunch scallions chopped (about 1/3 cup) 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon garam masala Salt to taste FOR THE BATTER 1 cup chickpea flour 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus… Continue reading Crispy Spiced Kale

Oven-Fried Patatas Bravas

FOR THE POTATOES: 2 pounds yellow-fleshed or russet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1 1/2-inch chunks Kosher salt 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 head garlic, separated into cloves but not peeled FOR THE SALSA BRAVA: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon… Continue reading Oven-Fried Patatas Bravas

Mozzarella Schnitzel

2 to 4 slices low-moisture mozzarella 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 large egg 1/4 cup panko Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Neutral oil, such as canola or grapeseed Stack enough mozzarella slices to reach about 3/4 centimeter in height. (For me, this is three, but it depends on how thick your slices are.)… Continue reading Mozzarella Schnitzel

Sesame Chicken with Arugula and Artichokes

1/2 cup (about 2 1/2 ounces) white sesame seeds 1/2 teaspoon fine salt, plus more as needed 4 chicken breast cutlets or 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound total) (see NOTE) Neutral oil, such as vegetable, as needed 1 (12-ounce) jar quartered and marinated artichokes, drained marinade reserved 4 cups baby arugula Freshly… Continue reading Sesame Chicken with Arugula and Artichokes

Quick Roasted Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons Yondu Method Preheat broiler to HIGH. On a sheet pan, combine cauliflower, oil and Yondu; toss until coated. Arrange cauliflower without crowding. Place under broiler until golden brown, about 10 minutes, tossing halfway through. Notes/tips: Garnish with parsley, chili flakes and lemon… Continue reading Quick Roasted Cauliflower