Tomatillo Salsa

1 1/2 pounds tomatillos 1/2 cup chopped white onion 2 cloves (or more) garlic, optional 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves and stems 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 jalapeño or serrano peppers , stemmed, seeded and chopped (you can use whole for more heat if you want) Salt to taste Oven Roasting Method Preheat the… Continue reading Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatoes With Parmesan-Olive Bread Crumbs (Pizza Crumbs)

2 pounds ripe tomatoes (such as a mix of cherry, campari and heirloom varieties) Salt and black pepper 5 ounces day-old country-style bread without crust 1 1/2 ounces thinly shaved or coarsely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 3 ounces pitted green olives (such as Castelvetrano, picholine or Cerignola), roughly chopped 2 teaspoons finely grated orange or lemon zest… Continue reading Tomatoes With Parmesan-Olive Bread Crumbs (Pizza Crumbs)

Fish With Citrus-Chile Sauce

FOR THE SAUCE: 1/2 teaspoon Timur (Timut) peppercorns (see Tip) 1/4 teaspoon white peppercorns, preferably fermented (see Tip) 1 1/2 tablespoons Moscatel vinegar (see Tip) 2 teaspoons crushed Calabrian chiles (in oil) 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh marjoram leaves, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon orange or tangerine juice 1 small garlic clove, minced 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive… Continue reading Fish With Citrus-Chile Sauce

Skillet Chicken with Turmeric and Orange

1/4 medium onion, diced into 1/4 inch pieces 5 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons dried mint 3 garlic cloves, crushed or finely chopped 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (from about 2 large oranges) 1/4 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 pound… Continue reading Skillet Chicken with Turmeric and Orange

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

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

Broiled Turmeric Salmon With Corn and Green Beans

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 4 (6- to 8-ounce) skin-on salmon fillets, patted dry Kosher salt (such as Diamond Crystal) 1 pound green beans, stem end trimmed and beans halved crosswise Kernels from 4 ears of corn (about 4 cups) 1/2 small red… Continue reading Broiled Turmeric Salmon With Corn and Green Beans