Brussels Sprout Slaw

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 2 lb Brussels sprouts 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon fish sauce 2 teaspoons sugar 2/3 cup chopped raw peanuts 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions 1/4 cup chopped cilantro Directions Remove any brown leaves from the outside of […]


Crème Fraîche Chicken Salad

Makes 10 servings Ingredients 3 qt chicken stock 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 cloves garlic, crushed 2 lb 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons crème fraîche 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 cup roughly chopped pecans 1 cup red grapes, halved 2 tablespoons finely […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Make Creamy Salad Dressings without a Recipe

As salad dressings go, oil and vinegar—their cute couple name is Vinaigrette—are sort of the popular kids. Everyone likes them, they get along with anyone/salad, and here’s where this metaphor falls apart: you don’t need a recipe. But sometimes a salad and/or your brain are just begging for a creamy […]

Side Dishes

Mango Coleslaw

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon water 5 cups shredded red cabbage (from 1 head cabbage) 1 mango, diced 1 or 2 jalapeños, seeded, chopped 1 shallot, minced […]

Sauces, Dressings & Condiments


Makes 2 cups mayonnaise We love making mayonnaise the old fashioned way (for special occasions!), but you can also make it in a blender. Follow the directions, plus instead of a bowl, combine the yolks, water, vinegar, mustard, and sugar in a blender, and steam in the oil while it’s […]

Side Dishes

Mexican-Style Street Corn Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen 1 tablespoon lime juice 3 tablespoons mayonnaise Hot sauce, to taste 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder […]

Free Recipes, Sandwiches

Shrimp Rolls

Makes 4 sandwiches Chef’s tip: Shrimp are sold in sizes or “counts” that are expressed in number per pound. For example, shrimp labeled “16/20” indicates the average number of shrimp per pound. Shrimp larger than 16/20 are denoted with a “U” for “under.” U-15 means that there are fewer than […]