Recipe Roundup: Leafy Greens

Erbazzone Torta with Braised Greens, Prosciutto Cotto, and Eggs


When the lack of new offerings at the farmers' market gets us down this time of year, we turn to leafy greens. The trick is to move beyond a simple sauté: try greens puréed into creamy soups, tossed into a lemony salad, or braised and stuffed into a hearty Italian tart.

 

Kale Salad with Pecorino and Hazelnuts

Kale, you may have gone mainstream, but we're still not over you. We could eat this nutty, crunchy, kale-y salad every day.

 

Cream of Spinach Soup

This super-simple recipe from cookbook author James Peterson... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: March 7, 2013

blood oranges

 

What are your weekend cooking plans? Here are the recipes we're eyeing to cure a case of the winter-that-just-won't-quit blues.

 

Blood Orange Margaritas [Smitten Kitchen]

This brilliantly hued, sweet-tart cocktail is an enticing alternative to hiding under the covers until spring.

 

Bulgur Maple Porridge [NYT]

There's only so much oatmeal a person can eat. A warm, nutty porridge of lightly sweetened bulgur topped with nuts and dried fruit is a welcome substitute.

 

Irish Lamb Stew [Simply Recipes]

For a slightly simpler preparation and meltingly tender results, ask your butcher to de-bone a leg of lamb and chop it into... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Pasta

 

Reinvent pasta night with a bowl of one of these impressive but easy-to-make carb-laden entrées.

 

Crab Carbonara with Meyer Lemon, Black Pepper, and Parsley

Dungeness crabmeat and a squeeze of Meyer lemon juice give the classic carbonara company-worthy panache.

 

Pappardelle with Duck and Juniper Ragù

Red wine, brandy, and citrus zest intensify this rich, hearty winter dish.

 

Rao's Cappelletti con Prosciutto e Radicchio

Cappelletti is similar to a freshly made mini tortellini. You can substitute store-bought cheese tortellini or ravioli.

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Recipe: Guava and Cream Cheese Turnovers

Jose Garces's recipe for Guava and Cream Cheese Turnovers

 

JBF Award winner Jose Garces's latest cookbook, The Latin Road Hometouches down in the numerous Spanish-speaking countries that have shaped his career. The menu at his upcoming Beard House event will reflect the book's theme, with each course rooted in the cuisine of a different nation. For dessert, Garces will serve these buttery, Cuban turnovers, or pasteles, made by enveloping guava paste and cream cheese in puff pastry. Using store-bought pastry, you can enjoy them at home, too. 

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Beard to Table: James Peterson's Meat Loaf

James Peterson's recipe for meat loaf

 

In this new series, we'll be taking a closer look at some of our favorite recipes from JBF Award winners as well as from Beard himself. To start, we turned to a beloved cold-weather staple: meat loaf.

 

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A well-made meat loaf is a dinnertime workhorse. It's comforting, it's savory, it can be dipped in ketchup: what's not to love? But if you haven't yet seen the meat loaf light (perhaps the memories of the too-dry, or too-moist, or too-chunky ones of your childhood still linger), get ready to be convinced. James Peterson's bar-setting recipe for the classic dish, from his JBF Award–winning cookbook Meat: A Kitchen Education, is the one that's going to make you a believer.

 

Peterson's meat loaf recipe distinguishes itself in a few key ways:

 

1) It's intensely... Read more >

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Recipe: Roman Chicory Salad

Tim Bodell's Roman Chicory Salad, adapted by the James Beard Foundation

 

Puntarelle, fennel, citrus, anchovy vinaigrette. Save for the puntarelle (which is a type of chicory), it sounds like a conventional combination,  But this isn't just any salad: it's the recipe that chef Tim Bodell makes for legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola when he dines at Rustic, Francis's Favorites, the on-site restaurant at Coppola's winery. Bodell even uses an authentic puntarelle cutter from Italy to prep the greens. 

 

Get the recipe here. 

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Recipe Roundup: Super Bowl Spread

Alex Stupak's recipe from guacamole with pistachios, adpated by the James Beard Foundation

 

Regardless of which Harbaugh brother you'll be rooting for this Sunday, everyone can agree that half the fun of watching the Super Bowl is pigging out on the snacks. This year we're upping our game with pumped-up versions of crowd-pleasing classics.

 

Honey-Habanero Chicken Wings

Potent habanero peppers add an undercurrent of heat to the sweet and buttery sauce that accompanies these wings.

 

Guacamole with Pistachios

Pistachios add striking crunch to this addictive guacamole from chef Alex Stupak of the Empellón restaurants.

 

Cornmeal-Crusted Oysters with Sriracha Rémoulade... Read more >

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Recipe: Cornmeal-Crusted Oysters with Sriracha Rémoulade

 

Your football team—fantasy or real—may fall short year after year, but you can always count on an over-the-top spread on the day of the Super Bowl.

 

While wings, chili, and guacamole are always guaranteed a spot on our menu, the rotating setting of the big game gives us an excuse to throw some regional foods into the mix. This year's Super Bowl takes place in New Orleans, so we're planning on serving a few Gulf-inspired offerings, like these bite-sized oyster nuggets from Karey Johnson of Glow, located a leap down the coast in Rockport, Texas. Johnson coats her oysters in chili and garlic powder–seasoned cornmeal, fries them until crispy, and serves them with lime wedges and a garlicky, sriracha-spiked rémoulade.

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Recipe: Guacamole with Pistachios

Alex Stupak's recipe from guacamole with pistachios, adpated by the James Beard Foundation

 

When it comes to guacamole upgrades, we used to think that we had seen it all, but we were happily proven wrong at Empellón Cocina, where the house guacamole comes loaded with pistachios. Chef and wd~50 veteran Alex Stupak, who tells us that his favorite flavor is "crunchy", gently toasts the nuts in olive oil, then folds them into a minimal mix of avocado, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, and lime juice. A little toasting oil, infused with flavor of the pistachios, is spooned over the dip before serving.

 

Get the recipe here. The guacamole will also be on offer when the Empellón team cooks at the Beard House on... Read more >

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Recipe: Tocino de Cielo with Golden Raisins

Anthony Sasso's recipe for Tocinillo de Cielo with Golden Raisins, adapted by the James Beard Foundation

 

When it comes to custard, we tend to add rather than subtract. Stirring starch into custard yields pastry cream for filling éclairs and cream puffs. Lighten that with whipped cream and you've made crème légère. But Anthony Sasso, the current chef at New York City's beloved Casa Mono, recently introduced us to tocino de cielo, an intense Spanish custard that omits dairy and relies only on water, sugar, and egg yolks. The water and sugar are combined to make a simple syrup (Sasso infuses his with orange, lemon, and cinnamon), which is whisked with the yolks before baking.

 

The dessert originated in Spain's Jerez region, where sherry producers were left with a glut of egg yolks after reserving the whites to clarify... Read more >

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