Berbere Spice Paste

Makes 2 3/4 cups Berbere is a traditional Ethiopian spice blend made with chiles, warming spices, fenugreek, and other aromatic ingredients. Use this paste to rub meats, poultry, and fish before grilling. Ingredients 4 pequin chiles, seeds and stem removed 2 teaspoons cardamom seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

Cataplana Clams

Makes 5 small-bite servings A cataplana is a hammered copper, hinged pot of Portuguese origin that resembles a clam shell. It is used to steam shellfish and can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. Besides being fun to cook in and a bit unusual, it also looks […]

Main Dishes, Side Dishes

Classic Mac & Cheese

Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Kosher salt 2 quarts water 8 oz elbow macaroni 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 cups whole milk 1/2 teaspoon sweet or smoked Spanish paprika 1 bay leaf 5 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1/4 teaspoon […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

North African-Style Sauce

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 3/4 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Directions Combine the oil, lemon juice, parsley, […]

One-Dish Meals

Shrimp & Chicken Jambalaya

Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 3 tablespoon canola oil 1 lb 8 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts, thighs, or a combination, cubed Kosher salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 1 lb andouille sausage, sliced 1/2-inch thick 1 medium yellow onion, diced 2 green bell peppers, diced […]

Main Dishes

Vegetarian Dirty Rice

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 6 ounces pinto beans, canned 1/2 cup onion, diced 1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock 3/4 cup long grain rice 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons chipotle peppers, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin seeds Salt, […]