Tequila can be used in more ways than just for margaritas. In this recipe, I add the tequila and lime juice to the chicken marinade to add a brightness and “kick” that contrasts with the smokiness of the chicken cooked on the grill.
One of my favorite recent discoveries is squash blossoms. They are in season in summer and are often found at local farmers markets, since they are often too delicate and go bad too quickly for most grocery stores to keep them in stock. Whenever I see them hit the stalls in summer I have to grab some – they are just too pretty to pass up.
Korma is a mildly spicy, aromatic Indian sauce made with curry powder, pureed almonds, cashews and a bit of yogurt, which adds a creamy texture to the sauce. While this version is prepared with lamb, it is also often made with chicken or braised vegetables.
This pizza mash-up creation is topped with seasoned ground beef, grilled avocado, cherry, onion, sour cream, tortilla chips and lettuce for a meal reminiscent of American ground beef tacos.
These enchiladas are stuffed with a combination of shredded poached chicken, sweet corn and Monterey Jack cheese, and then smothered with a homemade verde sauce made with tomatillos and other peppers creating a flavorful, tangy topping with just a hint of spice.
A whole roast fish is an impressive way to show off at an intimate dinner party. Whole fish, also known as “in the round”, is when the fish is served with the head on, just as the fish was caught.
This recipe is for a traditional New England lobster boil using whole lobsters, kielbasa, red potatoes, sweet corn, clams seasoned with salt and herbs. The ingredients are added at separate times to avoid overcooking.
This isn’t your typical fried rice. It has a clean taste with light and fluffy rice, garlic and lump crab. When preparing this recipe, it is important that the wok is very hot so the rice does not continue to steam and become mushy.
In this recipe roasted sweet potatoes are served on flour tortillas with black beans, crumbled cotija cheese, spiced chili lime almonds and a bit of smoky chipotle salsa. These vegetarian tacos definitely don’t skimp on the flavor.
Saag, a classic Indian spinach dish, doesn’t exactly look pretty (it looks like a pile of green mush – not going to sugar coat it), but it’s flavorful and delicious, not to mention all that spinach is good for you!
This recipe calls for an immersion circulator for sous vide cooking – a method of cooking in which food is vacuum sealed in bags and cooked in a temperature-controlled water bath.
This pizza might be filled with veggies but the addition of the black truffle salt and creamy burrata cheese makes it a little more extravagant.
These tacos are a great vegetarian alternative to meat filled ones, not to mention they are also naturally gluten free. The potatoes are roasted until they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside before being tossed in basil pesto and served with crispy radish slices and creamy goat cheese all piled into corn tortillas.
Fish en papillote is a fancy (French) way of saying "cooked in parchment paper". This method of cooking seals the moisture into the fish keeping it tender and flakey.
The American classic: the sloppy Joe but with an Asian twist.