Main Dishes, Soups and Stews

Hlelem (Tunisian Vegetable and Bean Soup)

Makes about 150 individual candies Packed with beans and greens, this slightly spicy vegetable soup is both tasty and good for you. Harissa is a Tunisian hot sauce or paste usually made with hot chiles, garlic, cumin, coriander, caraway, and olive oil. It’s available in cans, jars, or tubes from […]

Main Dishes

Jap Chae (Stir-Fried Glass Noodles)

Makes 4 servings If you can locate Korean glass noodles, also known as dang myun, use them in this dish. They are similar to cellophane or glass noodles made from mung beans, but they are slightly thicker and chewier. Ingredients 10 dried oak mushrooms, 1 oz dried wood ear mushrooms […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Lucky Noodles to Welcome the Year of the Tiger

February 1 marks the beginning of Lunar New Year, and as we celebrate the new year of the Tiger, we can’t help but hope for a little extra luck in the coming year. Though the traditions of Lunar New Year are as diverse as the communities who celebrate—like China, Korea, […]

Soups and Stews

Thai-Style Hot and Sour Soup

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 4 oz small medium shrimp (41/50), peeled, deveined, and butterflied 2 oz thin rice noodles (rice vermicelli) 2 qt Chicken Broth or fish stock 1 lemongrass stalk, cut into 2-inch pieces, smashed 1/4 cup nam pla (Thai fish sauce) 2 tablespoons chile oil 1 tablespoon fresh […]

Main Dishes

Troccoli Pasta

Makes 1 1/4 lb You can find a troccoli tool online or at specialty stores, but these can also be cut by hand. Use the same recipe to make maccheroni alla chittara (spaghetti) using a chittara tool, which uses wires to cut sheets of dough into strands. Ingredients 7 oz […]

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 […]