Nordic Bites | News

From Finnish Jerusalem artichoke soup with marinated tofu to Danish open-face dilled shrimp sandwiches to Swedish cedar-smoked salmon with potato salad, these dishes bring a hearty taste of the North Atlantic to your menu. by Joanna Pruess Scandinavian style is synonymous with clean lines, pure colors and simplicity. It can be seen in sparely […]

Salsify and Shiitake Gratin | News

Keep salsify in cold water as the pieces are cut, because the flesh discolors easily. The charm of the underappreciated salsify lies in its delicate sweet taste. In this gratin, thin slices of salsify are baked with shiitake mushrooms and shallots in a cheese sauce that becomes crispy on top. See other related […]

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Colorful Parsnip Soup | News

We don’t usually think of parsnips as colorful. When fresh pomegranate seeds and cilantro are showered on this mildly spicy, coconut-scented soup, however, the visual appeal rises dramatically. Each bite includes a lovely acidic accent. See other related recipes in Rooting Around. Yield: 24 (8-ounce) portionsPreparation time: 40 minutesShelf life: at least […]

Filipino Discoveries | News

Add exotic flavors to your prepared foods with vegetable spring rolls in garlic-peanut sauce, oxtail stew and chicken and pork adobo. By Joanna Pruess Filipino cuisine reflects an exciting crossroads of cultures and blends of disparate ingredients creating tasty, satisfying foods. A few defining traits are shown in the dishes that follow. The Malay and […]

Sweet and Savory Phyllo Dishes

From appetizer to dessert, these three dishes highlighting versatile phyllo dough are great to prepare and sell for final cooking at home. by Joanna Pruess Phyllo has been a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine for more than a thousand years. Several decades ago, when Americans became enchanted with dishes like spanakopita and […]

Individual Curried Scallop Strudels | News

Mildly spicy curried scallops wrapped in phyllo are an elegant first course or light main course. A small amount of ground walnuts, breadcrumbs and mustard are added between the buttered layers for more flavor and texture. They are best sold ready to be cooked at home. A suggested garnish is three blanched sugar […]

Three photos next to each other for grilled fish entrees. To the left are three tuna skewers layered with red onion and bell peppers. The middle photo shows three salmon fillets topped with mango salsa. The photo to the right are three fish tacos on corn tortillas topped with salsa and avocado.

Lobster Cobb Salad with Bourbon Vinaigrette

In this colorful salad, chunks of fresh lobster are combined with green beans, sliced mango, avocado, red bell pepper, blue cheese and hazelnuts. Dressed with bourbon-hazelnut vinaigrette, it’s a sophisticated take on a traditional Cobb salad. See other related recipes in Spirited Cooking. Yield: 4 (11-ounce) portionsPreparation time: 1 hourShelf life: best […]

Crispy Kale and Parmesan Chips

These addictive cheesy-crunchy bites work well as snacks or as a soup or salad garnish. Be sure that the leaves are completely dry before rubbing them with oil to ensure crispness. Try with a little chile powder or other seasonings as well. By Joanna Pruess See other related recipes in All Hail Kale. Yield: about […]

Beyond Mac and Cheese: Using Finer Cheeses Without…

Goat and sheep cheeses, as well as pungent blues, can dress up deviled eggs, strudel and even cream puffs. by Joanna Pruess Like many prepared food–counter favorites, macaroni and cheese is frequently made with factory-produced cheddar or a blend of inexpensive cheeses. Even for a special promotion, you probably wouldn’t melt artisanal West Country English […]

Double Chickpea and Tomato Soup

You could describe this creamy vegetarian soup as humble, but it’s also flavorful, colorful and healthy without any cream added. It’s easy to make with pureed canned chickpeas and tomatoes combined with whole chickpeas, diced sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil. Garnish with basil pesto or grated Parmigiano Reggiano for an added layer of flavor. See […]

Crunchy Chickpea Snack | News

At Monument Lane in New York’s Greenwich Village the chickpea snack is positively addictive. Owner Josh Früm shared the original recipe. Another method for making this snack is to toss a 14.5-ounce can of chickpeas—rinsed and patted dry—in 2 tablespoons of oil. Oven-roast them in a jellyroll pan at 450 F until crunchy and richly […]

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Recipe: Perpetual Goatstopper Cheese Bites

Perry Soulos of Arrowine & Cheese in Arlington, Va., winner of the fifth annual Cheesemonger Invitational, shares his recipe for his Perpetual Goat-Stopper cheese bite. The recipe earned him a place in the finals—and ultimately the championship. Soulos’ creation, called the Perpetual Goat-Stopper, is an homage to the Everlasting Gobstopper of author Roald Dahl’s Charlie […]

Green Tea Dumplings with Asian Dipping Sauce

Green tea remains high on the list of favorite contemporary flavors. As the health benefits have been extolled repeatedly, green teas are used in everything from ice cream and macarons to vinaigrettes and blended drinks—not to mention toothpaste and deodorant. Powdered green tea does double duty in these tasty Chinese dumplings, delivering its unique flavor […]

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