Stovetop Spiral-Cut Ham

2 cups Riesling or other semi-dry white wine 1 tablespoon juniper berries 1 teaspoon whole black or green peppercorns 5 whole cloves 3 tablespoons honey 1 large onion, thickly sliced 1 presliced quarter-ham (4 to 6 pounds), drained if needed ½ packed cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons whole-grain Dijon mustard Choose a pot that fits… Continue reading Stovetop Spiral-Cut Ham

Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes)

2 cups cold mashed potatoes (can be made well in advance), use a starchy/mealy variety such as russets 2 cups grated raw potatoes , use a starchy/mealy variety such as russets 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 to 2 cups buttermilk , plus more as needed Butter,… Continue reading Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes)

Slow Cooker Spiral Ham With Maple-Mustard Glaze

3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup whole-grain mustard 6 medium garlic cloves, smashed 1 (5-in.) thyme sprig 6 whole cloves 1 (7-lb.) fully cooked bone-in spiral-cut ham Stir together sugar, syrup, water, mustard, garlic, thyme, and cloves in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil… Continue reading Slow Cooker Spiral Ham With Maple-Mustard Glaze

Slieve Na Mbam (Irish Carrots in Cream)

12 young carrots 3 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup milk salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 egg yolks 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley Trim and wash the carrots and halve lengthwise. Melt butter over medium heat. Add milk, season with salt and pepper. Add carrots and cook gently until just tender. Remove… Continue reading Slieve Na Mbam (Irish Carrots in Cream)

Irish Tacos

2 to 2 1/2 pounds corned beef 1 small head of green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced 3 carrots, peeled and sliced into julienne 1 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt or sour cream 3 tablespoons cider vinegar Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste 1 1/2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce, or to… Continue reading Irish Tacos

Ham and Cheese Pasta With a Handful of Peas

Pasta shells Ham steak Peas Swiss or jarlsberg Parm Pick up a box of large shells — the ones the size of a knuckle, so they hold a little pasta water in them. Pick up a ham steak from the butcher or the corner of the supermarket meat display, and dice it. Pick up a… Continue reading Ham and Cheese Pasta With a Handful of Peas

Shaved Cauliflower and Spring Pea Salad with Yogurt and Mint

2 cups fresh peas, blanched and cooled (or sub edamame) 1/2 head of large Cauliflower, shaved on a mandolin or chopped small 3 Turkish cucumbers, shaved or finely sliced 6 radishes, shaved or finely sliced 1/4 cup chopped mint or fresh dill 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped 5 scallions, finely sliced Yogurt Garlic Dressing: 1… Continue reading Shaved Cauliflower and Spring Pea Salad with Yogurt and Mint

Slow Cooker Maple-Brown Sugar Spiral-Cut Ham

1 1/2 cups pineapple juice 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 (7-10 pound) bone-in, spiral-cut ham* 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 15 whole cloves In a small bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, maple syrup, Dijon mustard and pepper; set aside. Place ham into a slow cooker. Sprinkle… Continue reading Slow Cooker Maple-Brown Sugar Spiral-Cut Ham

Slow Cooker Spiral-Cut Ham with Orange Glaze

1 cup orange marmalade 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice Zest of 1 orange 1 (7-10 pound) bone-in, spiral-cut ham 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 15 whole cloves In a small bowl, whisk together orange marmalade, Dijon, orange juice and orange zest; set aside. Place ham into a 6-qt slow cooker.… Continue reading Slow Cooker Spiral-Cut Ham with Orange Glaze

Indian Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

2 tsp oil divided 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 lb brussels sprouts 1/2 cup (80 g) chopped onion 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 green chili 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp garam masala or use spices and blends like curry powder, jamaican curry powder, ethiopian berbere for variation 1/3 tsp cayenne 1/2 tsp salt divided 1… Continue reading Indian Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Bhutanese Ema Datshi

10 oz. chili peppers (a combination of jalapeño, serrano, anaheim or red chilies) 1 red onions, sliced 1 tomato, sliced 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 10 oz cheese, grated (see note) Salt to taste 1 cup water (to cook the veggies) Heat a pan and add butter. Add the sliced onion, tomato… Continue reading Bhutanese Ema Datshi

Bhutanese Potatoes and Cheese (Kewa Datshi)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as desired 4 chile peppers, slit and coarsely chopped, or more to taste 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed 3 cups water, or more if needed 1/2 teaspoon chile pepper powder Salt or to taste 1 cup grated fresh cheese (see note) 1 pinch… Continue reading Bhutanese Potatoes and Cheese (Kewa Datshi)

Bhutanese Pork with Potatoes (Kewa Phagsha)

3/4 pound pork chopped into small chunks 2 potatoes peeled and cut lengthwise into 8 pieces each 3 green chilies cut in half 1/2 onion diced 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 3 cloves garlic crushed 1 piece Ginger minced 1/2 tablespoon canola oil Szechuan pepper to taste Cilantro, for serving In a sauce pan put in… Continue reading Bhutanese Pork with Potatoes (Kewa Phagsha)

Bhutanese Pork Stew (Phaksha Paa)

2 Tbsp cooking oil 5 shallots (peeled and finely chopped) 4 cloves garlic (peeled and minced) 1 thumb-size ginger (grated) 2 red or green bird’s eye chili (seeded and chopped) 2 lbs pork loin (cut into thin slices) 1/2 lb Chinese radish/ daikon (peeled and slice thinly) 1 tsp paprika powder 2 cups chicken stock… Continue reading Bhutanese Pork Stew (Phaksha Paa)

Spring Green Soup with Leeks and Peas

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced into half-moons (about 3 cups) 12 ounces waxy potatoes, such as new potatoes or creamers, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 6 cups low-sodium chicken or… Continue reading Spring Green Soup with Leeks and Peas

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Pistachio Pesto

FOR THE CAULIFLOWER: 1 head cauliflower, preferably orange (about 1 1/2 pounds) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 small yellow onions, sliced 1/4 inch thick lengthwise 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt Pinch of black pepper FOR THE PESTO: Zest of 1 lemon 1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro and flat-leaf parsley leaves, plus more for garnish 1/4… Continue reading Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Pistachio Pesto

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

5 cups Cauliflower chopped, about one large head 6 cloves Garlic peeled and chopped 4 tablespoons Vegetable Oil 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt FOR THE SAUCE 1/3 cup hot sauce 2 tablespoons Butter or coconut oil for vegan 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce FOR THE AIR FRYER Chop the cauliflower into evenly-sized florets and put them in… Continue reading Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Cauliflower Adobo

1 large cauliflower (2 1/2 to 3 pounds) Kosher salt 2 teaspoons black pepper, plus more as needed 3 tablespoons canola oil, plus more as needed 1/2 cup rice-wine vinegar 5 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons raw or light brown sugar 6 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled 3 bay leaves 1 Thai chile, halved lengthwise,… Continue reading Cauliflower Adobo

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Halloumi and Arugula

1 large head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into 1 1/2-inch wedges 1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon Aleppo or 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric Kosher salt and black pepper 1 small shallot, minced (about 1/3 cup) 1/4 cup golden raisins 1 large preserved lemon, seeded, halved,… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Halloumi and Arugula