Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon. Boeuf bourguignon is so much more than just another beef stew.
This classic French dish, made so popular by a certain Ms. Julia Child, is the kind of stew that can earn marriage proposals. The aroma alone — that deeply savory aroma of onions, slow-cooked beef, and red wine — is enough to make your eyes roll skyward and your knees go weak. Make boeuf bourguignon once and you'll wonder why anyone ever bothers making anything else. Boeuf bourguignon is all about building flavor; layer upon layer upon layer of delicious flavor. The end result of all this careful attention is a stew of surpassing richness and complexity — a stew to impress a date, celebrate a winter birthday, or even serve up for Christmas. You can prepare boeuf bourguignon in the slow cooker or in a Dutch oven, both with excellent results. Easy steak in the oven? Error loading player: No playable sources found Error: Error loading playlist: No playable sources found Serves 6 Return the pan to medium-high to high heat.
Authentic Spaghetti alla Carbonara. Spaghetti alla Carbonara: When it's good, it can make your eyes roll back in your head with pleasure.
It lurks there, beckoning, batting its eyelashes on Italian menus. When you don't order it, you usually end up wishing you had. Do you ever make it at home? Make-Ahead Recipe: Lamb Korma. Autumn is all about the warming, stick-to-your-ribs dishes that sound so good as the weather cools down, but comfort food doesn't have to mean heavy and cheesy.
For the fall pumpkin-carving party I hosted for our latest Gatherings From The Kitchn, I wanted to serve a meal that was fresh and healthy as well as warm and comforting, so I planned a buffet centered around an Indian-themed baked sweet potato bar. The main topping was rich and flavorful lamb korma, a creamy curry made with lean lamb leg and a little coconut milk that was surprisingly light — yet tasted totally decadent. Even better? Winter Casserole Recipe: Shepherd's Pie. When the temperature takes a permanent nosedive and fall is starting to look a lot more like winter, shepherd's pie is one of the first things that I crave.
One enormous square of this casserole, with its blanket of mashed potatoes and that savory meat-and-vegetable filling, sends a sigh of contentment through my whole body. One casserole makes more than enough for my household of two, so I can look forward to comfort meals all week long. This is one of those classic comfort dishes that has endless numbers of variations. Make it with beef or lamb, or both. Or substitute the meat with quinoa and lentils for an equally-hearty vegetarian version. Vegetarian Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup) There are few better comfort foods than Vietnamese phở.
African Beef & Peanut Stew Recipes from The Kitchn. The first time I had African peanut stew, I was 14 years old and staying with my aunt and uncle.
They were currently living stateside, although for the last six years they'd made their home in the country formerly known as Zaire (it's now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). It was the start of what would be known for years after as "African dinner" at Auntie Dee and Uncle Terry's house. Korean-Style Steamed Eggs. You've had eggs boiled, fried, poached, and scrambled ... but how about steamed?
Silky, savory Asian-style steamed eggs are a real treat at any meal. Different variations exist in China, Japan, and Korea, and today I'll share one method for making Korean-style steamed eggs, called gyeran jjim. At its most basic, gyeran jjim (literally "steamed eggs") consists of eggs whisked with water and something salty, such as salt, brined shrimp, or fish sauce. Seasonings like green onions and sesame seeds, as well as vegetables and other ingredients, may be added. (Think of this like an omelette, where you have a basic technique and can change fillings and toppings as desired.) When steamed in a hot water bath, the eggs set into the loveliest custard with the texture of silken tofu. Korean-Style Steamed Eggs (Gyeran Jjim) Serves 1-2 2 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup water, plus more for filling pot 1/2 scallion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds Place the bowl in a pot.
Cuban Black Bean Soup. When I was a kid, we lived in Miami, and we had a Cuban neighbor whom I now only remember as "Mrs.
Garcia. " How To Make Fried Rice — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. If your experience with fried rice has only been the greasy, overly-salty affair from Chinese take-out, then you need to make this fresh, seasonally-inspired version — without delay!
Grace Young's stir-fried rice is light and aromatic. Soy sauce and ginger are used for seasoning, but they're not so heavy that the vegetables get lost. You could eat this dish every day and never get bored. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make quick, easy, and delicious fried rice at a moment's notice. Grace Young calls this recipe "lazy man's fried rice. " The key to good fried rice is having cold day-old rice in the fridge: not only does this mean the stir-fry comes together in a snap but it guarantees fried rice with the perfect chewy-tender texture. Keep tasting the dish as you cook. Fried Rice Serves 4 Recipe from Grace Young, author of Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge What You Need Ingredients Aromatics 2 tablespoons minced ginger 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes Equipment Instructions.