Main Dishes


Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup Korean soy sauce 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 minced scallions 1 tablespoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons minced ginger 2 teaspoons ground toasted sesame seeds Few drops dark sesame oil, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 1 lb beef skirt steak, cut into strips […]


Orange and Jicama Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 10 radishes, thinly sliced 6 oranges, peeled and cut into segments 2 lb jicama, peeled and julienned 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup chopped cilantro 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon tabasco sauce Directions Combine the radishes, oranges, […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks, Salads

Radish Salad with Pork Cracklings

Makes 8 servings In Mexican cooking, chicharrones, also known as pork rinds and pork cracklings, are made by deep-frying cooked and dehydrated pork skin until it is crispy and puffy. Commonly obtained commercially, they are used for stews and stuffing for tortas and tacos. In other Latin American and Caribbean […]

Main Dishes

Tacos de Carnitas (Succulent and Crispy Pork Tacos)

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 lb pork shoulder, cut into 2-in/5-cm cubes 1 lb pork ribs, cut into 2-bone segments 1 white onion, quartered 1 clove garlic 1 bay leaf Kosher salt, to taste 24 white corn tortillas 3 avocados, sliced 1 cup diced white onion, for garnish 3/4 cup […]

Allergen Friendly, Salads, Side Dishes

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

Makes 4 servings To make perfect balls from the watermelon flesh, press a melon baller tool, also known as a Parisian scoop, into the watermelon and twist it to remove the ball of melon. If you do not have a melon baller, or just want to save time, cut the […]

Chef's Notes Plus

What I’m Cooking: Schnitzel with Tender Green Salad

One of my all-time favorite things is a simple French-style tender greens salad dressed with a simple shallot vinaigrette. I’ll eat it with anything, but I discovered this past winter, while visiting my brother in Los Angeles and cooking a last-minute dinner from his oddly stocked refrigerator, that I love […]