Main Dishes

Pan-Fried Chicken Breast with Prosciutto

Makes 6 servings We don’t fry every day, but when we do, it’s crispy chicken stuffed with cheese and prosciutto. We love this recipe for its versatility, so don’t be afraid to swap out fillings to suit your tastes. Add Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, caramelized onions, or even chopped Steamed Broccoli […]

Main Dishes

Peppery Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

Makes 6 to 8 servings This flavorful beef stew comes from Tuscany, where it’s ideal with the region’s famed red wines. Guanciale is cured pork jowl, which you can find in some Italian specialty markets. Pancetta makes an acceptable substitute. Ingredients 4 oz guanciale or pancetta 8 oz cipollini or […]

Main Dishes

Pork Cutlets With A Wild Mushroom Ragout

Makes 4 servings Ingredients Four 6-oz pork cutlets Kosher salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed All-purpose flour, for dredging Olive oil, as needed 1 small shallot, minced 2 cups sliced assorted mushrooms (oyster, cremini, stemmed shiitake, chanterelle, and/or white) 1 teaspoon chopped thyme leaves 1/4 cup dry […]

Main Dishes

Salmon and Wild Rice-Stuffed Cabbage

Makes 4 servings These cabbage rolls will be enjoyed by seafood lovers and non-seafood lovers alike. Keep some cooked wild rice in the freezer in small portions so it is available to add into dishes such as this one. You can also use rinsed, canned salmon in place of the […]

Main Dishes

Sausage & Barley-Stuffed Peppers

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup water 1 cup pearl barley 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 pound sweet Italian-style turkey sausage, casings removed 1 medium yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper One 8-ounce package […]

Main Dishes

Spicy Tofu with Mushrooms

Makes 4 portions If you can’t find oyster mushrooms, you can use any mix of mushrooms that are available. For the cornstarch slurry, combine about 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water. You may not use it all; add it slowly to avoid a gummy sauce. Ingredients 3/4 tsp Sichuan […]

Soups and Stews

Udon Noodle Pot

Makes 8 servings Ingredients Dashi 2 large pieces (about 3 oz) of kombu, cut into 3-in squares 6 cups cold water 2 cups dried bonito flakes Udon Noodle Pot 24 oz fresh or dry udon noodles 1 tablespoon peanut oil or vegetable oil 6 cups Dashi, or prepared dashi 12 […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Using Dried Mushrooms

Dried mushrooms are big flavor in a tiny package, and they are one of our go-to pantry staples for adding savory richness (also known as umami) to stews, risottos, sauces, or broths—and more! When shopping for dried mushrooms, look for whole varieties, since they’ll generally hold their flavor better than […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

Vietnamese-Style Fried Spring Rolls

Makes 20 pieces Spring roll wrappers usually can be found in the produce section. We opted to panfry these spring rolls, rather than deep fry them. Be sure the oil is heated properly. Ingredients 2 tablespoons peanut oil 2 teaspoons minced ginger 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions, white portion only […]