Main Dishes

 
Bulgogi Meatballs

Bulgogi Meatballs -
These tender, juicy meatballs with hints of ginger, soy, and garlic make for an easy weeknight dinner or a stand-and-snack appetizer for weekend guests.  You can form them into patties for sliders or serve in lettuce wraps for a lighter…

Bean Chili

Bean Chili -
One of winter’s great culinary offerings are long, cold days, meant for warming drinks and easy cooking.  The best kind is putting in a little work on the front end and letting the pot and stove do their magic. I’m…

Meatless Monday: Romesco Sauce with Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables with Romesco Sauce -
I’ve been making variations of Spanish Romesco—a deeply flavorful nut-and-red pepper-sauce from Catalonia—for years, after tasting a version at Chef Adolfo Garcia’s Restaurant Riomar in New Orleans. The smoky piquillo pepper-based sauce was paired with rare yellowfin tuna and a…

Meatballs with Currants and Pine Nuts

Meatballs with Currants and Pine Nuts -
These meatballs get a lift from juicy black currants and some toasted pine nuts.  If you prefer, you can omit, but they add both texture and flavor.  Serve with your favorite tomato sauce, or, as I sometimes do, melt an…

Masala Farm Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie -
When the stars align just so, I’m able to carve out some time and head over to Suvir Saran’s and Charlie Burd’s American Masala Farm on the border of New York and Vermont for a few relaxing days of cooking,…

Burrata Salad with Tomato and Basil

Burrata Salad with Tomato and Basil -
It’s almost March, not quite winter and not nearly close enough to spring, but I wanted something light and beautiful yet fully satisfying for a simple lunch while editing at my desk.  Burrata is a fresh ball of cheese, so…