Main Dishes

Capellini with Clams, Bottarga, and Preserved Meyer Lemons

Makes 5 servings This capellini and clam dish is just a little different than the usual spaghetti with clam sauce. Bottarga is smoked, dry-cured tuna roe and it adds a delicious new twist to this dish. The preserved Meyer lemons add a little aromatic acidity to balance the clams and […]

One-Dish Meals

Chicken Tagine With Apricots & Golden Raisins

Makes 4 to 6 servings Chef’s Notes: If dried limes are unavailable, preserved limes are a good substitute. You can braise this stew on the stovetop over medium heat as described above, or you can cook it in a 350° to 375°F oven in a large, oven-safe, heavy-bottomed pot or enameled […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Exploring Mediterranean Cuisine: France

The term Mediterranean cuisine might leave anyone living in one of the many countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea scratching their heads. This is because the region is culturally and geographically diverse; twenty-one countries border the Mediterranean, among them France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Algeria, and Egypt. What we consider Mediterranean cuisine […]

Sandwiches

Falafel

Makes 8 portions Chef’s Note: When grinding the soaked legumes, the fine disk of a meat grinder is preferable to a food processor. If using a food processor, it’s easy to over- or under-process the ingredients, which results in an unpleasant texture either way. DISH Member Login Forgot Password? Forgot […]

Main Dishes

Gnocchi with Duck Ragoût

Makes 4 to 6 servings This recipe is a favorite of our students in our Cuisines of the Mediterranean class at The Culinary Institute of America. The main ingredient in the dish is the gnocchi, served with a perfectly made duck ragoût to accent those fluffy little pillows.

Side Dishes

Green Lentils With Chard & Lemon

Makes 6 to 8 servings Chef’s Note: To cut leaves into chiffonade, strip the leaves off their stems. Stack the leaves, roll up, and cut crosswise into thin ribbons. DISH Member Login Forgot Password? Forgot your password? Enter your email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Grilled Artichokes with Romesco Sauce

Makes 5 portions If you’ve never grilled an artichoke, prepare to be hooked. Their unmistakable flavor and creamy flesh is made all the more crave-worthy when slightly charred. It is the ideal accompaniment to savory romesco sauce, but you’ll enjoy it drizzled with tahini, garlic aioli, or even just a […]