Pastitsio

Ingredients 1 lb. thick macaroni 7 tbsp olive oil 2 vegetable stock cubes (optional) 1 lg. onion, finely chopped 1 lg. clove garlic 2 lb. minced meat (half pork and half beef, or lamb, etc.) 2 tsps dried mint, rubbed 1 tsp oregano Freshly ground pepper 1 cup pureed tomatoes 1 tsp tomato paste 1 … Continue reading

Corn and Shrimp Fritters

Ingredients 3/4 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste 3/4 cup corn flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning 1 large egg 1 cup buttermilk 4 scallions, thinly sliced 1 red or green jalapeño, seeded, finely chopped 1/2 pound small shrimp, peeled, … Continue reading

Foul Moudamas

Ingredients 2 15 ounce cans cooked small fava beans 1 tablespoon ground cumin 4 cloves garlic, mashed ½ cup lemon juice ¼ cup olive oil 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 2 ripe tomatoes, diced 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped salt and pepper to taste Preparation Pour the cooked fava beans with the liquid into … Continue reading

Pickled Okra

Ingredients 2 pounds young, small to medium okra pods 4 small dried chiles, split in 1/2 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 12 sprigs fresh dill 4 cloves garlic, whole 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns 1/4 cup kosher salt 2 cups rice wine vinegar 2 cups bottled water Preparation Wash the okra and trim the stem to 1/2-inch. … Continue reading

Butter Chicken

Ingredients 1 ½ cups full-fat Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 ½ tablespoons ground turmeric 2 tablespoons garam masala 2 tablespoons ground cumin 3 pounds chicken thighs, on the bone ¼ pound unsalted butter 4 teaspoons neutral oil, like vegetable or canola oil 2 medium-size yellow onions, peeled and diced 4 cloves garlic, peeled … Continue reading

Grilled Carrot Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons smoked sweet paprika 1 tablespoon ground fennel 1 tablespoon ground coriander 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 4 thyme sprigs 1 pound baby carrots, halved lengthwise and tops trimmed to 1 inch Salt and freshly ground pepper 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon water … Continue reading

Cucumber and Baby Pea Salad

Ingredients 1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves 1/4 cup finely shredded basil leaves Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 pound frozen baby peas, thawed 3 large seedless cucumbers (about 1 pound each)—peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced crosswise 1/2 inch … Continue reading

Summer Farro Salad

Ingredients 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small yellow onion, quartered 1 small carrot, halved 1 celery rib, halved 12 ounces farro (1 3/4 cups) 5 cups water Kosher salt 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar Freshly ground pepper 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 small seedless cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly … Continue reading

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread

Ingredients 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla or boiled cider 1/2 cup King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 … Continue reading

Strawberry Curd

Ingredients 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 3 large eggs 2 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons butter Preparation Process strawberries in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Press strawberries through a large wire-mesh strainer into a medium … Continue reading