Quick Side Dishes
"It's hard to improve upon a perfect sugar snap pea," says Gjelina chef Travis Lett. "The question for the chef is, how do you not screw it up?" Lett's answer is to keep things simple, by cooking the sweet peas with fresh mint, crushed red pepper and soffrito (an aromatic Italian mix of sautéed minced vegetables, usually used to flavor soups and sauces).
Quick Side Dishes
People tend to cook barley more in the winter than in the summer. But once it's been toasted in a saucepan with some butter and boiled (only 20 minutes), barley is a terrific showcase for superfresh vegetables, like the broccoli Grace Parisi uses here.
32 Ways to Make the Most of Artichoke Season
Peak artichoke season is March through May and you’re going to want to take advantage of it. Smooth, buttery artichokes are versatile and delicious in dishes like salads and pastas or just on their own. Here, 32 incredible recipes to celebrate artichoke season.
Rye Tartines with Chicken and Pickled Celery Recipe
This simple open-face roast chicken sandwich from chef Hugh Acheson gets excellent flavor from buttery toasted rye bread, as well as tangy yogurt, pickled celery and fresh dill and cucumber. Slideshow: More Tartine Recipes
Tater Tot Waffles with Prosciutto and Mustard Recipe
Jen Pelka of The Riddler in San Francisco makes supercrunchy and delicious waffles using Tater Tots. One of her more hearty ways of serving the waffles is topped with prosciutto and mixed greens, along with a quick mix of créme fraîche and mustard. Slideshow: More Waffle Recipes
Roasted King Oyster Mushrooms Recipe
Thick, meaty slices of king oyster mushrooms are roasted in the oven for a rich, concentrated flavor.
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings with Chinese Chives Recipe
At the Manhattan outpost of the Michelin-starred dim sum house Tim Ho Wan, these shrimp dumplings are a top pick. Making the wrappers might take a little extra time, but it is simple to do and well worth the effort. Slideshow: More Shrimp Recipes