19 of the Top Spicy Peppers You Need to Know.

This is a partial field guide to peppers. With upwards of 2,000 kinds of chile peppers in the world, it’s hard to catch ’em all, but we delved in and picked a peck: 19 of our favorite peppers, from familiar jalapeno and serrano to more boutique Hungarian pimenton and guindilla verde. Chile peppers are like people: It […]

Grilled Whole Royal Porgy

Gilt-head Sea bream, Dorata (Spain); Orata (Italy); Dorade royale (France); Tsipoura (Greece) Most of the Porgy and sea bream that you’ll find at your fish monger will be from a fish farm, but don’t let that scare you. They have a firm, succulent white flesh with excellent flavour. Most porgies are sized for 1 portion but […]

Pan-seared salmon with tahini-miso sauce

Pan-seared salmon with tahini-miso sauce, served with a salted shaved cucumber salad—an easy dish that comes together quickly for a healthy delicious weeknight meal.  Ingredients Persian cucumbers 1 Tbsp white miso 2 Tbsp tahini 1 Tbsp sesame 1 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 small garlic -crushed 1 lb. of salmon into ½ inch slices Scallions sesame […]

Banana Walnut Bread

Active Time: 20 MINTotal Time: 1hr. 30min. Ingredients 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (3 ounces) 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup of sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup canola oil 3 medium overripe bananas, mashed (1 1/4 cups) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract […]

Adding Flavor To Steak

When I think about seasoning a steak, I firmly believe less is more. In my slightly warped world, eating a perfectly grilled medium-rare ribeye is just about nirvana. So as I savor every bite, there is always one thing I want to shine through, the meat. When grilling flavorful steaks such as strip, filet, or […]

How To Grill Steaks Better Than a Steakhouse

“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can oftentimes arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.” –Steve Jobs, […]

Chile-Braised Pork Shoulder Tacos

8 Servings Serve this succulent spiced pork shoulder recipe at the table with a pair of tongs (perfect for pulling off small hunks to stuff into tortillas), or shred it in the kitchen and place on a platter. Ingredients 4 large dried ancho chilis (about 3/4 oz.), stemmed, seeded 2 large dried chilis de árbol […]

Honey-Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

4 servings These easier-than-easy shrimp tacos are ideal for busy weeknights, but those fancy-seeming toppings—lime juice-massaged red onions and a throw-together garlic crema—are destined for dinner party greatness. Ingredients 2 Tbsp. adobo sauce from 1 can chipotle chilis in adobo 2 Tbsp. honey 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled, deveined Kosher salt ½ cup mayonnaise 1 […]

Skillet-Grilled Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema

Inspired by a Bon Appétit article from a few summers ago, I set my cast iron skillet on my grill as it preheated, and when it was smoking hot, I added a little oil, then lowered in a thin fillet of haddock. The result? Perfectly seared, unmangled fish in just about 3 minutes. I will be using […]