Mee Goreng

1 pound fresh yellow egg noodles (such as hokkien mee, yakisoba or lo mein) 1 1/2 cups sambal tumis (see recipe) 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact 1 cup cubed fried tofu puffs or firm tofu in 1/2 inch chunks 3 small bok choy, ends trimmed, chopped Kosher salt,… Continue reading Mee Goreng

Cold Noodles With Sesame Sauce, Chicken, And Cucumbers

1 to 2 cups shredded cooked chicken or about 8 ounces boneless chicken breast 1 pound cucumber 12 ounces long pasta like linguine, or 16 ounces fresh Chinese egg noodles 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 1/2 cup sesame paste (tahini) or peanut butter 2 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons soy sauce, or to taste 1 teaspoon… Continue reading Cold Noodles With Sesame Sauce, Chicken, And Cucumbers

Ideas for No-Cook Pasta Sauces

Marinated Tomato In a large bowl, salt halved cherry tomatoes or coarsely chopped beefsteak tomatoes. Mix with olive oil, crushed garlic and whole basil sprigs, and let sit for as long as you can stand it: until your pasta’s ready, a couple of hours at room temperature or in the fridge overnight. Bring to room… Continue reading Ideas for No-Cook Pasta Sauces

Cold Noodles With Tomatoes

2 pints ripe cherry tomatoes, halved 2 teaspoons kosher salt (Diamond Crystal) 12 to 14 ounces somyeon, somen, capellini or other thin wheat noodle 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 large garlic clove, finely grated 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 2 cups cold filtered… Continue reading Cold Noodles With Tomatoes

Parmesan Chicken Breast With Tomato and Herb Salad

1 1/2 pounds ripe beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges (or halved if small) 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tablespoon sherry or cider vinegar 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus for seasoning 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for seasoning 6 ounces Parmesan 1 cup flour 2 large eggs, well beaten 4 skinless, boneless… Continue reading Parmesan Chicken Breast With Tomato and Herb Salad

Chicken Milanese With Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets, pounded 1/4-inch thick Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed 2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2/3 cup basil leaves 1 fat garlic clove, finely grated or minced 1 pound cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 cup all-purpose… Continue reading Chicken Milanese With Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Skillet Meatballs With Peaches, Basil and Lime

1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated or minced fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves, grated or minced 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, plus more for serving 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed 1 pound ground pork (or turkey or chicken, or vegan meat) 1/3 cup panko or other plain bread crumbs 3 tablespoons finely… Continue reading Skillet Meatballs With Peaches, Basil and Lime

Pasta With Andouille Sausage, Beans, and Greens

Salt and black pepper 1 pound rigatoni or any pasta with ridges 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 12 ounces Andouille sausage, diced 1 shallot, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 bunch collard greens, stems discarded, leaves coarsely chopped (4 1/2 cups) 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans,… Continue reading Pasta With Andouille Sausage, Beans, and Greens

Pan Con Tomate Sandwiches with Bacon

4 slices crusty country bread 1 fat garlic clove, halved crosswise 1 ripe and soft tomato, halved Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling Flaky sea salt Mayonnaise, as needed 1 ripe but firm tomato, sliced Thinly sliced white onion 4 slices cooked bacon (optional) Toast the bread. Take each slice and rub one side all over… Continue reading Pan Con Tomate Sandwiches with Bacon

Easy Kung Pao Chicken

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch Salt and ground black or Sichuan pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons Chinkiang (black) vinegar or balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 cup neutral oil, such as grapeseed 1/2 cup small dried red chiles (15 grams; see Tip) Mix the… Continue reading Easy Kung Pao Chicken

Soba Noodle and Steak Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing

8 ounces soba noodles 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup lime juice (from 2 limes) 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar 1 pound hanger or skirt steak, at room temperature Kosher salt and black pepper 1 tablespoon canola or grapeseed oil, plus more as needed 8… Continue reading Soba Noodle and Steak Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing

Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce (Murakami Sauce)

8 oz pasta (linguini, spaghetti or angel hair ) 1/2 an onion- diced 8 garlic cloves, rough chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 lbs juicy ripe tomatoes, diced (about 6 cups chopped, save juices) 1/4 cup splash vermouth, red wine or white wine 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper 15–20 basil leaves,… Continue reading Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce (Murakami Sauce)

Posole Verde

8 oz pasta (linguini, spaghetti or angel hair ) 1/2 an onion- diced 8 garlic cloves, rough chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 lbs juicy ripe tomatoes, diced (about 6 cups chopped, save juices) 1/4 cup splash vermouth, red wine or white wine 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper 15–20 basil leaves,… Continue reading Posole Verde

Reunion Sausage Rougail

2 lb fresh sausages (ideally Creole) 2 onions, finely chopped 4 red hot peppers, stemmed, seeded and finely chopper 2 cloves garlic, crushed (optional) Half an inch of ginger (optional) 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric 5 ripe tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of pepper 2 sprigs thyme 1 scallion, chopped Vegetable oil Bring a… Continue reading Reunion Sausage Rougail

Reunion Coconut Chicken Curry

A fresh chicken. Whole or in pieces. 1 to 1.5 kg. 6 cloves of garlic 3 medium onions (150 g approximately) One or two tomatoes (100 g approximately) A piece of ginger, about half an inch (optional) A branch of thyme 1 level teaspoon of turmeric 1/2 teaspoon of Salt 1/2 teaspoon of Ground Pepper… Continue reading Reunion Coconut Chicken Curry

Reunion Cari Boucane (Bacon with Potatoes and Tomatoes)

1 and half to 2 lbs of un-sliced smoked bacon 3 medium onions finely chopped 2 large tomatoes (or 3 medium) finely chopped 1 whole head of garlic (crushed) Thyme black pepper and salt to taste 1 TSBP saffron 3 medium potatoes chopped 1 TBSP Oil Directions: Boil the bacon once or twice to desalt.… Continue reading Reunion Cari Boucane (Bacon with Potatoes and Tomatoes)

Reunion Zembrocal Rice (Rice with Red Beans and Bacon – with Variations)

400g boucané (or smoked bacon pieces) 250g kidney beans 750g rice 2 onions 3 garlic cloves salt 3 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon turmeric 1 sprig thyme Bring the beans to the boil in at least half a litre of water. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours Skip the first step If you are using tinned peas.… Continue reading Reunion Zembrocal Rice (Rice with Red Beans and Bacon – with Variations)

Restaurant-Style Salsa

2 1/2 pounds tomatoes (any medium to large ripe tomato) oil (any neutral oil with a relatively high smoke point) 1-2 jalapeño peppers 1-2 serrano peppers 1/2 medium Spanish onion (or 1 small yellow onion) 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (roughly chopped) 1/4 cup white vinegar 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon liquid mesquite… Continue reading Restaurant-Style Salsa