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Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki

  Teriyaki finds its roots in the Japanese terms "Teri," which translates to "to shine," and "yaki," which means "to broil or grill." This description mirrors the traditional appearance of teriyaki: glossy and marked with grill lines. In Japan, teriyaki typically combines soy sauce, sake, and mirin, a rice wine adding a subtle sweetness. The … Read more

Citrus-Glazed Turnips

Citrus-Glazed Turnips

  An unexpected star among a predominantly seafood-rich menu, these sweet and tangy turnips are a bold testament to embracing the unexpected in dining experiences. Consider ordering the salmon dinner at a brick-oven pizza joint or indulging in an oatmeal cream pie at an oyster bar; such choices often yield delightful surprises.This dish, birthed by … Read more

Charred Carrots with Orange and Balsamic

Charred Carrots with Orange and Balsamic

  In 1999, Ina Garten, with the debut of her first cookbook, "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook," contributed to the rise in popularity of roasted whole carrots among home cooks. Renowned for her ability to elevate simple dishes by adding refreshing flavors like lemon, orange, and vinegar, Garten established this approach as a signature of her … Read more

Citrusy Couscous Salad with Broccoli and Feta

Citrusy Couscous Salad with Broccoli and Feta

  This pasta salad boasts a delightful blend of sweet, spicy, and citrusy flavors, making it a versatile dish suitable for serving hot, cold, or at room temperature. It can be enjoyed as is or paired with chicken, salmon, or shrimp for added protein.Fresno or jalapeño chiles are marinated in a tangy honey-and-citrus dressing, softening … Read more

Roasted Broccoli Rabe and White Beans with Burrata

Roasted Broccoli Rabe and White Beans with Burrata

  With just a handful of ingredients, this quick yet impressive dish offers myriad flavors and textures. Roasting broccoli rabe results in tender stems and crispy leaves akin to chips. As the broccoli rabe cooks, paprika-stained white beans alongside it turn warm and creamy and occasionally develop a delightful crispiness.Enjoy the beans and greens, either … Read more

Brown-Butter Orzo with Butternut Squash

Brown-Butter Orzo with Butternut Squash

  In this cozy one-pot dish perfect for autumn, rice-shaped orzo is cooked with stock and butternut squash until it reaches a tender and creamy consistency, similar to risotto. Still, it requires less stirring.Brown butter, lemon zest, and sage contribute rich flavors, while red pepper flakes provide a touch of zip and heat. For extra … Read more

Sheet-Pan Cajun Salmon

Sheet-Pan Cajun Salmon

  This complete sheet-pan dinner, prepared in just 30 minutes, offers convenience and simplicity at its finest. Salmon, potatoes, and asparagus are all placed on the same tray at various intervals, creating a one-pan meal that minimizes cleanup efforts. A marinade featuring Cajun seasoning and paprika infuses the salmon, adding smokiness and some color.The asparagus's … Read more

Hot Pot

Hot Pot

  With its centerpiece being a simmering pot of flavorful broth and platters of meats, seafood, and vegetables, the Chinese-style hot pot offers a delightful and interactive dining adventure designed for enjoyment with companions.This culinary tradition likely originated during the Song dynasty (960-1279), when communal copper pot cooking gained favor among the elite. In contemporary … Read more

Cauliflower Chaat for One

Cauliflower Chaat for One

  This single-serving recipe for cauliflower chaat is courtesy of chef Anita Lo. Its delightful flavor is derived from store-bought chaat masala, a South Asian seasoning tangy with dried mango and black salt. While the recipe can be easily doubled, opt for a small cauliflower head and use about half of it if you're preparing … Read more