5-Minute Steak Dinner for 1

charred steak with sauce

Plus, the secret sauce that makes it. If you’re as elegant, as dexterous as I am, then you can probably: pick your nose in five minutes; trip over that gargantuan pile of dirty laundry and lie on the floor, immobile, for five minutes; let your dog lick your face for five minutes. You can probably cook a steak […]

Lime Cheesecake (No-Bake )

key lime pe in an 8 inch dish

PREP TIME: 2 hours 20 minutesMAKES: one 8-inch cheesecake I’ve never been a huge fan of key lime pie (too sour, too sweet), which is where this no-bake cheesecake swoops in to save the day. The acidity of the filling, in a way, offsets its sweetness and highlights its perfect “just rightness”; meanwhile, the heavy […]

Lemon Roasted Potatoes with Kalamata Olives

Lemon Roasted Potatoes

PREP TIME: 20 minutesCOOK TIME: 1 hourSERVES: 4 as a side  Ingredients 5 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into thick wedges 1/2 cup water (plus more, if needed) 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 minced garlic cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 lemon, juiced and zested 1/2 cup kalamata olives (about 25–30), pitted 1/2 cup roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional) Directions […]

Cabbage Salad with Miso-Ginger Dressing

Crunchy Cabbage Salad

PREP TIME: 10 minutesCOOK TIME: 10 minutesSERVES: 4 Ingredients 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 small garlic clove, grated 2 tablespoons miso paste 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons water 3 cups finely shredded cabbage (about ¾ pound cabbage) 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into very thin matchsticks 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, toasted Directions In a small bowl, whisk […]

How to Grill a Whole Fish

Grilled whole striped seabass

Grilling whole fish is a delicious way to enjoy seafood all summer long, and presenting a whole grilled fish to your guests or family is sure to impress. While not necessarily a difficult task, there are some tricks of the trade that make this process much easier — and will make grilled fish a summer […]

Simple Roasted Grape Chicken

Ingredients For the grapes and chicken 1/2 pound organic red seedless grapes 2 chicken legs 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 sprig fresh rosemary (about 4”), cut in half 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt black pepper washed and dried frisée, for serving (optional) For the pan sauce 1 tablespoon minced shallot or onion 1/4 cup vermouth 1/4 cup chicken stock 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small cubes (room […]

Lemon Bars With a Salty Olive Oil Crust

An almost-classic lemon bar. The sweet, tart lemon curd is thicker than usual and the shortbread crust has a little secret: There’s no butter. Instead, we use fruity, savory olive oil, plus a generous amount of salt. —Emma Laperruque Prep: 15 minInactive: 1 hrCook: 20 minServes: 6 Ingredients Crust 2 1/2 cups (320 grams) all-purpose flour 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt […]

Fried Eggs With Fried Herbs

I learned this nifty trick from the Olive Oil–Fried Eggs in Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark. You fry herbs in olive oil, then crack an egg on top so the two become intertwined, like sweethearts holding hands. In the original recipe, Clark uses sage. But the world is your herb garden. Play around […]