Free Recipes, Side Dishes

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Makes 6 as a side dish Slab bacon, or unsliced bacon, can be found at specialty stores or from your local butcher. If you aren’t able to find slab bacon, look for thick-cut bacon, but your typical bacon or even pancetta will work just fine.

Side Dishes

Caramelized Sweet Potatoes with Pine Nuts and Currants

Makes 4 to 6 servings This is a hearty side dish for simple roasted chicken or a pork loin, or serve it on its own alongside a green salad or some crusty bread. Substitute yellow or red onion for the shallots and raisins, dried cranberries, or dried cherries for the […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Crash Course: Low & Slow Holiday Roasts

There is a lot of helpful information down there, but if you’re pressed for time, here’s a summary of the most important parts: Slow roasting typically utilizes large, less tender, less expensive, more active, higher-fat muscles that contain a large amount of collagen, like pork butts. If you are looking […]

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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 […]

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Oven-Roasting Tomatoes

Roasting tomatoes concentrates the bright sweetness of the ripe fruit. You can use roasted tomatoes in place of fresh tomatoes in nearly any recipe for added richness, or in recipes that call for canned “fire-roasted” tomatoes. Choose ripe, flavorful tomatoes for oven roasting. Plum tomatoes are a great choice since they […]

Main Dishes

Poke-Style Roasted Salmon Bowl

Makes 4 servings Roasted salmon, which is rich, juicy, and so flavorful, makes a great addition to the bright flavors of Hawaiian-style poke. We’ve chosen a few of our favorite toppings, but you can customize with whatever you like best, including avocado, corn kernels, mango, or cabbage. Most grocery stores […]

Side Dishes

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 head cauliflower (about 3 lb), cored and cut into florets 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons curry powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, curry powder, and salt until a smooth paste is […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Main Dishes

Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Kale Strata

Makes 8 to 10 servings A strata is a kitchen-sink breakfast dish that is made with egg, bread, cheese, and virtually anything else you would like! Like any good brunch recipe, stratas are best if made the day ahead, meaning less work in the morning—and that’s always a good thing. […]