Main Dishes, Salads

Summer Pasta Salad with Pecorino and Dill

Makes 6 to 8 servings You can call this pasta salad and enjoy it room temperature or chilled, or you can keep the components hot for a late-summer dinner. Try basil, mint, or a combination of the two as a substitute for the dill, if you like. Ingredients 1 lb […]

Main Dishes

Sweet and Sour Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Makes 4 servings Lettuce wraps are a fun and easy meal to feed a crowd. Serve assembled wraps on platters, like we did here, or put out platters of lettuce leaves, cooked shrimp, and garnishes and let folks assemble their own. Make the sauce a few days ahead for minimal […]

Main Dishes, Sandwiches

Sweet and Spicy Ricotta Toast with Figs

Makes 4 servings If you like sweet but not spicy, skip the chili oil step. If you can’t get your hands on fresh figs, you can use fig jam, sliced berries, or peaches. For a vegetarian version, try adding salted nut butter or grilled eggplant. Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil, […]

Main Dishes

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Pineapple Cream

Makes 4 servings These are a super-simple vegan dinner that is both flavorful and super filling. We used black beans and sweet potato to fill our corn tortillas, but you can substitute butternut squash and chickpeas, if that’s what you have on hand. You can make the pineapple-avocado cream a […]

Breakfast and Brunch, Main Dishes

Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Kale Strata

Makes 8 to 10 servings A strata is a kitchen-sink breakfast dish that is made with egg, bread, cheese, and virtually anything else you would like! Like any good brunch recipe, stratas are best if made the day ahead, meaning less work in the morning—and that’s always a good thing. […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks, Main Dishes

Swordfish Carpaccio

Serves 6 to 8 Fish carpaccio is very common in regions where fresh fish is available. It is often cured with an acid, usually lemon juice, and marinated with extra-virgin olive oil and herbs. Ingredients 1 1/2 lb swordfish Sea salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 2 […]

Main Dishes

Tacos de Carnitas (Succulent and Crispy Pork Tacos)

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 lb pork shoulder, cut into 2-in/5-cm cubes 1 lb pork ribs, cut into 2-bone segments 1 white onion, quartered 1 clove garlic 1 bay leaf Kosher salt, to taste 24 white corn tortillas 3 avocados, sliced 1 cup diced white onion, for garnish 3/4 cup […]

Main Dishes, One-Dish Meals

Take Out-Style Chicken and Broccoli

Makes 4 to 6 servings This dish may not be authentically Chinese, but it is a kid-friendly introduction to a common Chinese cooking method: stir-frying. Once you get the hang of the technique, you can experiment with new ingredients, like chiles, Szechuan peppercorns, and and bok choy. Ingredients 3 tablespoons […]