Category: Savory

sHOTshuka with Spicy Tomato Oil (and bacon)

Shakshuk, pronounced [shahk-SHOO-kah], is a classic Israeli dish guaranteed to make your taste buds sing. In addition to egg and tomato, there’s the salty crunch of bacon and a sublime spice from this signature hot tomato oil. EQUIPMENT large skillet   INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons spicy hot tomato oil (or homemade tomato oil) 2 medium onions, chopped 3 jalapeño peppers,…

Better than Bacon Quiche

Pork jowl is getting a fast and fancy makeover. These succulent meat bits transform into a French classic as they nestle in a savory egg custard with cheese. EQUIPMENT knife medium skillet two medium bowls whisk pie plate   INGREDIENTS  store-bought piecrust (or make your own) 1/2 pound pork jowl, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/4 cup green onions, chopped 1/2 cup…

3 Easy Peasy Pasta Primaveras

Celebrate the coming of spring with these healthy and vibrant seasonal vegetable dishes. Use not-so-common pasta shapes to liven them up even more!   EQUIPMENT large pot pasta strainer knife saucepan baking sheet   INGREDIENTS  RICCIOLO 4 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow, green), thinly sliced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves 1 pound ricciolo 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese olive…

Jalapeño-disguised Okra Nachos

Take your classic Mexican nachos to the next level by swapping jalapeños for okra. Mixed with red pepper flakes and a dash of hot sauce, these green seeded pods pair nicely with that cheesy crunch we all know and love.   EQUIPMENT large skillet pan knife medium bowl sheet pan aluminum foil or parchment paper sauce pan   INGREDIENTS  blue…

‘Nduja wanna eat a chicken salad sandwich?

This midday meal has impact that’s big by the first bite. Nestled between two pieces of multigrain bread, is a classic filling of chicken, celery, and red onion. But hiding within this sandwich’s nooks and crannies is a fiery meat spread similar to pâté. So, ‘nduja wanna take a bold bite? I know you do.   EQUIPMENT knife medium skillet medium bowl…

Teff-tastic Cream Cheese Pancakes with Jalapeño Bacon

These teff flour pancakes come together in sweet and spicy matrimony. They’re dense and filling with just a touch of savory cream cheese flavor. I like them with syrup, some extra cream cheese, and chocolate chips on top, but if your sweet tooth isn’t as prominent, they’re just as good plain!   EQUIPMENT sifter 2 medium bowls whisk large skillet spatula  …

Dragon’s Breath Salsa

You might not breathe fire, but you’ll definitely roar after eating this spicy dip. Dragon fruit’s crisp, cool, and neutral taste becomes a heat-absorbing agent. The combination of jalapeño, lime, papaya hot sauce, and crushed red pepper pack a piquant punch of sweet and spicy.   EQUIPMENT knife fairly large spoon bowl   INGREDIENTS 1 pitaya 1 jalapeño pepper 1/2 cup cilantro…