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Orange Chicken Veronique

Veronique? Not to worry — it just means to garnish with grapes. This orange chicken dish is both easy and elegant, so consider orange chicken veronique when you’re expecting guests. [more…]

Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce

Salmon with mustard dill sauce is packed with flavor. The recipe for this gluten-free dish is easy. If possible, use wild salmon which has a deep, natural color and a much richer taste than farm-raised [more…]

Greek Meatballs with Lemon Sauce

A rich lemon sauce accents these boiled meatballs, which are scented with a classic Greek combination of onion and mint. The meatballs emit a flavor while they cook, which converts the water in the pan [more…]

Cumin and Chile Marinated Skirt Steak

There’s nothing like a properly grilled, well-marbled piece of skirt steak. This recipe’s marinated skirt steak is filled with the flavor of cumin and serrano chile, making it an entree that doesn’t need [more…]

Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore means “hunter’s style” and refers to how Italian hunters used to prepare small game. Today, cacciatore dishes are usually chicken-based. Serving chicken cacciatore with white rice allows the [more…]

Tuscan-Style Meat Loaf

This Tuscan-style meat loaf is comfort food. You brown two miniature meat loaves in a skillet and then simmer them in a white bean stew. Cooking the meat loaves in a tomato-flavored bean stew keeps them [more…]

How to Buy Chicken

Knowing how to buy chicken will result in quality meals. When buying chicken, look for Grade A poultry. It’s economical because it has the most meat in proportion to bone. The packages should be well-sealed [more…]

Rigatoni with Eggplant

This rigatoni with eggplant recipe hails from Sicily. Traditionally, the eggplant is fried. This version sautés the eggplant with the other vegetables to make the dish lighter. [more…]

Chicken Tikka

In chicken tikka, a South Asian recipe, you marinate cubes of chicken in yogurt along with spices common to curries — turmeric, cumin, and cayenne pepper. The turmeric gives these kebabs a yellow glow. [more…]

Safely Storing Fresh Seafood

To store fresh seafood that you've bought for sushi, you must follow some storage guidelines. All fresh seafood needs to be stored chilled — either in a refrigerator, freezer, or container of ice — to [more…]

Tuna Steaks with Ginger-Chili Glaze

This easy tuna recipe, which has a faintly sweet and heartily spicy glaze, keeps the tuna moist and infuses it with some of the sauce flavors. If you don’t have a pan big enough to cook all the tuna steaks [more…]

Garlic Roast Lamb with Potatoes

On some tables, roast lamb is the entree of choice for Passover. For this recipe, the lamb is flavored with garlic. Garlic flavors the potatoes, too. To simplify the preparation, buy a boneless roast. [more…]

Peach-Glazed Pork Chops

Fruit and pork are a delightful duet. When fresh peaches are in season, peel and slice two large fresh peaches for this pork chop recipe. Otherwise, use frozen peach slices. [more…]

Twice-Cooked Pork

This twice-cooked pork recipe first simmers the pork in a fragrant mixture of rice wine, ginger, and green onions tenderizes it and keeps it moist, then finishes the dish by stir-frying the sliced, simmered [more…]

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Straight from Cajun country to your table, this chicken and sausage gumbo is fantastic. When preparing chicken and sausage gumbo, you may find making the roux a little tricky — just be sure not to burn [more…]

How to Sear or Baste a Roast

Searing refers to rolling or turning a cut of meat around in a very hot, oiled pan to brown the entire surface. If you don’t sear your meat, you may want to baste the meat while it roasts, which means [more…]

Lemon and Thyme Pork Stew

This stew of braised pork and vegetables with a hint of lemon makes for a delicious supper. Lemon and thyme pork stew needs only a tossed green salad and some crisp, crusty bread as accompaniments. [more…]

Open-Faced Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

This healthy-hearty sandwich stacks layers of smoky grilled eggplant, tomatoes, goat cheese, fresh basil, and olives on French bread. These grilled eggplant sandwiches are a great offering at any gathering [more…]

Sweet Tuna and Snow Peas Pressed Sushi

Sweet Tuna and Snow Peas Pressed Sushi offers contrasting texture: crunchy snow peas; soft, slightly sweet tuna; and chewy vinegared sushi rice. Make this appealing pressed sushi an hour or two ahead and [more…]

Cajun Stuffed Mushrooms

These gluten-free Cajun stuffed mushrooms are tangy and will tantalize the tip of your tongue. But if you want your Cajun stuffed mushrooms to be five-alarm, then use gluten-free hot sausage and add more [more…]

Broccoli Beef

Even the most committed broccoli-phobe will have a hard time resisting this broccoli beef dish. And because broccoli beef is so easy to prepare, it makes a great quick and nutritious lunch when served [more…]

Steak Sandwiches with Tomato Relish

This steak sandwich is a great way to get creative with steak leftovers. You can use leftover tenderloin or filet mignon for this robust steak and tomato open-face sandwich. [more…]

Sephardic Grilled Chicken

This Sephardic grilled chicken appears on the barbecues of homes and restaurants throughout Israel. With its Mediterranean marinade, the grilled chicken is a succulent and flavorful main dish. [more…]

Chilled Seasoned Tofu

Chilled seasoned tofu is a hot-weather favorite in Japan, but this tofu dish is a favorite year-round with sushi lovers worldwide. Custardlike tofu soaks up the flavor of the soy sauce it’s served with [more…]

Hunan-Style Braised Fish

Hunan-Style Braised Fish is cooked with a spicy sauce that goes well with rice or noodles. You can make your own spicy, braised fish in the Hunan style with this recipe. Freshwater fish are perfect for [more…]

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