In Louisiana, “dirty rice,” a traditional Cajun dish, used to be made with only chicken giblets, but these days many people prefer to use ground beef and pork. In this version, we’ve used some chicken gizzards and livers, but feel free to substitute more beef if you prefer. Ingredients 4 cups long-grain white rice […]

Ingredients 2 medium plum tomatoes, chopped 1 small onion, roughly chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and quartered 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 2-4 dashes hot sauce 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 6 portions Directions […]

INGREDIENTS MEATBALLS 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/4 cup ricotta cheese, drained if watery 8 ounces ground pork 1 ounce aged asiago cheese, finely grated 1/2 slice fresh white or sourdough bread, torn into very small pieces 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to […]

INGREDIENTS 2 egg ⅔ cup milk 3 slices bread, torn ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup grated carrot 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar or part-skim mozzarella cheese 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1 tsp dried basil, thyme or sage, optional 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 ½ lb […]

  The combination of wine, Gruyere cheese and toasty bread in this fish casserole evokes the flavors of fondue…a perfect winter food. Choose Pacific cod, it’s an ocean-friendly choice. Make It a Meal: Serve with steamed broccoli and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 medium onions, very thinly […]

  INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup bulgur 1/2 cup hot water 4 ounces lean ground beef 4 ounces hot Italian sausage 1 medium onion, very finely chopped 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten 3 cloves garlic, very finely chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat […]

  INGREDIENTS 2 ½ tsp canola oil, divided 8 oz bottom-round beef, trimmed, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 1 large shallot, halved and thinly sliced 1 tsp dried thyme ½ tsp dried rubbed sage ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper 2 tsp all-purpose flour 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth 2 ½ cup cubed peeled […]

INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp lime juice 4 tsp fish sauce (see note) 1 Tbsp canola oil 2 tsp light brown sugar ½ tsp crushed red pepper 1 lb cooked and peeled small shrimp 1 cup thinly sliced red, yellow and/or orange bell pepper 1 cup seeded and thinly sliced cucumber ¼ cup mixed chopped fresh herb […]

    Ingredients 8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 4 cups) 1/2 cup sliced jarred roasted red peppers 1/4 cup prepared pesto 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound raw shrimp (21-25 per pound), peeled and deveined 1 cup dry white wine Freshly ground pepper to taste […]

  Steak kebabs get a Southwestern spin with poblano peppers and a creamy sauce spiked with cilantro, chile powder, cumin and vinegar. The potatoes are partially cooked in the microwave before putting them on the grill so they’re done at the same time as faster-cooking steak, peppers and onions. Serve with: Green salad and Spanish […]

  Recipe courtesy of My Family Table by John Besh/Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2011. It’s this classic buttermilk batter that gives chicken its crunchy texture. The batter should just barely adhere to the chicken, so make sure you give each piece a little shake to let extra batter drop off before frying. After the chicken is […]

INGREDIENTS 2 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth 1/4 cup seedless tamarind pulp, see Note 1/4 cup Chinese black vinegar or balsamic vinegar 2 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 dried red chili 2 tablespoon honey or agave nectar 1/2 pound dried thin egg noodles 5 tablespoon vegetable oil 4 boneless […]