Basil Salt

Total Time Prep: 5 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling Makes 1/4 cup Ingredients 1/4 cup coarse sea salt 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves Directions Preheat oven to 225°. Place salt and basil in a small food processor; pulse until very finely chopped. Spread into a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until mixture appears dry, about 30 minutes. Remove […]

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Shrimp and Basil Stir-Fry

Photo by Alex Lau, Food Styling by Sue Li There’s so much more you can do with your farmers’ market basil than making pesto! Just toss a bunch in a hot pan as the finishing touch for charred shrimp that’s been flavored with a spicy, garlicky marinade, resulting in a fuss-free summertime dinner. Yield 4 servings Ingredients 3 Fresno chiles, […]

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Sausage and Ricotta Baked Cannelloni

Photo by Alex Lau, Prop Styling by Heather Greene, Food Styling by Susie Theodorou We’re all for a good store-bought marinara (Rao’s is our go-to), especially in a recipe with multiple parts. But there is no substitute for homemade béchamel—of this we can be sure. Yield 8 servings Ingredients Béchamel: 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 3 cups […]

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Homemade Salsa Recipe

Chef’s Note “This recipe contains just a few simple ingredients and, whether you like hot and spicy or just flavor, it can be easily adjusted to your taste. ” READY IN: 10mins YIELD: 4 cups UNITS: US IngredientsNutrition 28 ouncesdiced tomatoes 1 jalapeno 1⁄2 onion 3⁄4 cupcilantro 1 teaspoonsalt 1⁄2 teaspooncumin 1 tablespoonlime juice (optional) Directions Watch video at: MomsHeart.net Place […]

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Salt-and-Pepper Limes

Active Time: N/ATotal Time5 MIN Yield: Serves : 6 This simple but brilliant Vietnamese condiment is a game-changer. Squeeze these salt-, black pepper-, and chile- seasoned lime wedges over any protein or salad for a fresh hit of acid and spice (we love them with Grilled Chile-Glazed Shrimp with Herbs and Rice Noodles), or simply set these limes on the […]

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40 Tasty Carrot Recipes to Serve This Spring

Roasted Carrot and Coconut Soup Avocado and coconut milk give this vegetarian soup a decadent, buttery texture; fiber-rich lentils and beans make it surprisingly filling. Keep your pantry stocked with these staples to help you throw this soup together in no time. Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Batons With Tahini Dip Deep caramelization from roasting brings out the natural sweetness in […]

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How Long to Cook Every Cut of Chicken

Given its versatility, affordability, and nutritional standing, chicken has become one of the most popular protein choices in the world. However, from a food safety standpoint, chicken is also one of the most dangerous meats to cook incorrectly, as consuming undercooked poultry can potentially result in life threatening foodborne illnesses like salmonella and E.coli.  As a rule of thumb, every […]

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Top 10: Fast Sides

Creamy Semolina with Roasted Mushrooms It takes about only three minutes to make this thick, creamy semolina on the stove; the mushrooms cook in the oven, unattended, for 25 minutes. “This is the ultimate lazy man’s side dish,” says Jason Travi. Roasted Cauliflower with Green Olives and Pine Nuts Roasting cauliflower caramelizes the florets, making them supersweet. Tossed with crunchy […]

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Grilled Endives with Sun-Dried Tomato Relish

Active Time: N/ATotal Time15 MIN Yield: Serves : 8 For this supersimple side dish from chef José Catrimán of La Granja resort in Ibiza, Spain, feel free to play around with the variety of endive. Try a mix of red and white California endives, as we do here, or swap in a few tight heads of radicchio or Treviso. The […]

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20 Side Dishes to Rely on All Summer Long

Burst Cherry Tomatoes and Pancetta  Best New Chef Michael Gallina of Vicia in St. Louis has a way with vegetables, and this time of year tomatoes are his muse. His Burst Cherry Tomatoes and Pancetta is a simple sauté that brings everything to the table: sweet acidity from the tomatoes; a salty, savory chew from the pancetta; and aromatics from […]

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