Chef's Notes Plus

How to: Roast Vegetables without a Recipe

As we ease into autumn, we can finally celebrate the return of roasting—especially vegetables. We love roasting because it is one of the most delicious ways to enjoy seasonal fall produce, like hard-skinned squash, cauliflower, fennel, and Brussels sprouts (color = flavor), as well as incredibly easy and hands-off. Even […]

Main Dishes, Soups and Stews

Irish-style Lamb Stew

Makes 10 servings Ingredients 4 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, cut into spoon-size pieces 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper 2 quarts chicken or vegetable stock 1 bay leaf 1 sprig fresh thyme 3 fresh parsley stems 4 cups (two 10-ounce bags) pearl onions, blanched and peeled (or frozen) […]

Main Dishes

Risotto with Winter Squash and Sweet Sausage

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 small winter squash, such as acorn or butternut 1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed Kosher salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons chopped marjoram 5 cups Chicken Broth 1 lb 8 oz sweet […]