Killer Mac ’n’ Cheese — The Kitchen Alchemist Not to be confused with pasta bake (the British student favourite) mac ’n’ cheese is lazy luxury of the highest order. Making a good one in my book involves using lots of cheese, creating a rich and oozy sauce which is enhanced with a little English mustard and smoked paprika, and then cut through with a spot of vinegar. The result is a lightly smoky, peppery and rich cheese sauce with a bright and clean finish. All it then needs is a light breadcrumb topping. Et voila. This classic family recipe is a real treat, and being as it will warm your cockles good and proper, is great indulged in on chilly autumn and winter evenings. Blue cheese and a brown breadcrumb crispy top with seedsPancetta and tallegio cheeseCajun seasoning spikedCrispy chorizo and manchego cheeseSun-dried tomato and spinach Whether you choose to make yours classic or pimped, I hope you enjoy cooking and eating it for this months Bake Club challenge — and don’t forget to let me know what you think.
Unbelievably Easy Roast Beef - The Crepes of Wrath I present to you all a Christmas roast. It’s the perfect holiday meal. This roast beef is rich and flavorful, while still very buttery and tender without actually using any butter! Believe it, friends, for I speak the truth. This roast beef is perfection. Happy Holidays! Look at how simple those ingredients are! Cover a baking sheet with foil, then place a cooling rack over top. Make the garlic into a paste. Continue to press down on the garlic with the side of your knife until it starts to form a paste. I know this is a terrible picture, but it should be as smooth as possible. Mix the garlic together with the pepper, oregano, basil, and crushed red pepper flakes. Rub the roast with olive oil then rub with the herb and garlic mixture. Heat the remaining oil in a medium pan and add the roast, browning on each side for 3-4 minutes. Allow to rest for 5-8 minutes before slicing. Slice thinly and enjoy with some vegetables, potatoes, or crusty bread. Unbelievably Easy Roast Beef Cook time:
50 Tacos : Recipes and Cooking How to heat taco shells and tortillas: Hard taco shells: Bake 4 minutes at 350 degrees F, or microwave 45 seconds. Soft 6-inch corn or flour tortillas: Heat in a dry skillet or on the grill, 30 seconds per side, or wrap in foil and bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. You can also wrap in a damp towel and microwave 1 minute. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Photographs by David Malosh Sriracha Honey Lime Chicken Recipe The weather’s warming up and long weekends are on the horizon. You know what that means…grill season! I know I say I love a lot of things, but I really, really love summer barbecues. I guess I’m being slightly deceptive though because this isn’t actually a grilling recipe. That’s not to say it can’t be for the grill though – the basic recipe is: cook your chicken, then glaze it with a sweet, spicy, tangy sriracha-honey-lime mix. I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t like grilled food and my theory behind this is: grilled food is the food of our ancestors. Me (dancing around with the joy of barbecue in my veins): I LOVE barbecue. And that is why humans like grilled things. Cavemen aside, what is there not to like about this chicken?! i am spicy, i am sweet: i am sriracha honey lime chicken!
Grilled Mac n’ Beer Cheese Sliders with Bacon, Beer & Tomato Jam Recipe TypeEntree Forget the cellophane-wrapped yellow squares, this grilled cheese uses mac n' cheese for its gooey filling. Not to mention it's topped with a bacon, beer and tomato jam, adding the perfect amount of slaty sweetness to this delicious sandwich. Ingredients Mac n’ Beer Cheese1/2 lb elbow macaroni3 tablespoons unsalted butter3 tablespoons all-purpose flour1/2 cup half and half or milk6 oz beerSmoked paprika, chipotle chili powder, and nutmeg, optional2 cups grated white cheddar cheese2 cups sharp cheddar cheeseSalt and pepper, to taste Bacon, Beer and Tomato Jam1 lb smoked bacon1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes4 cloves garlic, smashed1/2 cup yellow sweet onion, finely diced12 oz beer2 tablespoons brown sugar2 teaspoons apple cider vinegarSalt and pepper, to taste Sliders1 baguetteButter, for frying the grilled cheese10 slices white cheddar cheese, broken in half Directions Make the Jam In a large pan with high walls, cook the bacon, working in batches to avoid overlap.
Pork Chops with Pineapple Fried Rice I cooked and feasted on this a few days before we left on our ski vacation, and because I’ve been so busy sharing all the restaurant grub I inhaled on my trip, I’m just now getting around to sharing this exceedingly delicious dish that looks way, way more complicated than it is. That was a very long sentence. And here’s a bonus: aside from the pork chops and the pineapple, everything is a pantry or freezer item…and the results are just out-of-this-world delicious. Just note: the pork chops in this post are a meal in themselves, and you can serve them with salad, noodles, mashed potatoes…anything. The pineapple fried rice in this post can also be a meal in itself—either a vegetarian one, or a more meaty one if you add cubed cooked chicken. Many possibilities! The Cast of Characters: Pork chops, onion, soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, pimentoes, frozen peas, and rice. Oh. Grilled pineapple makes an excellent snack, by the way! It’s also good in Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas. Easy
Gnocchi Mac & Cheese Ahhhh mac and cheese. Those mere words stir up feelings of comfort...home....the food you loved as a kid. If you asked a 100 people what their favorite comfort food was, I'm guessing close to half would say mac and cheese. I'm sure meatloaf and mashed potatoes are right up there too. Why is that the combination of cheese and pasta can make our mouths water? I'm all about trying different kinds of mac and cheese recipes and this one was no exception. I saw this one on Noble Pig's site and knew it would be in my oven. The gnocchi get's a little puffy in the oven and the cheese get's a little crunchy. It's heavenly. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Combine Gruyere and fontina, then add by the handful to milk mixture, stirring until melted before adding the next handful. Pour sauce over gnocchi and sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano over top.
How to Cook a Steak Perfectly Every Time I don’t consider myself much of a “steak and potato” guy. If I were in a situation where I was forced at gunpoint to self-identify using only pairings of disparate foods, I would describe myself as more of a “chorizo and cheese” kind of fella. I would also have to reconsider the life choices that led to me having to negotiate my way out of a gunfight using descriptive language about meat. But that’s neither here, nor there. You see, it’s not often that I get the urge to throw a charred piece of meat on a plate, growling and grunting, eating the meat with my bare paws. First, select a good cut of meat. Unwrap your steak, and allow it to come to room temperature. On the stovetop, heat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Allow to cook over high heat for exactly two minutes. After it cooks on the first side for two minutes, flip the steak over with a pair of tongs, and immediately transfer the whole pan right into your preheated 500 degree oven. Got it?
Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe with Spinach After taking the photo for our sausage stuffed shells recipe, I scrambled into the kitchen to grab plates, knifes, forks and napkins — you know, like any normal person would do before sitting down to have a nice meal with their husband. Just as I was leaving the kitchen, I realized something. I left the shells with Adam. Alone. How he did it, I’m not sure, but in the time it took me to go to the kitchen, grab our supplies and get back to him, he had finished at least half of the shells. Being someone who likes to look on the bright side of life, that made me think the recipe was a success and as Adam mentioned to me just after his last stuffed shell, hey, maybe we can say these are finger food! So, there you go. How to make Our Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe with Spinach Our stuffed shells recipe is pretty simple. Now, on to the filling. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Pour in a can of diced tomatoes, juice and all.
www.menshealth.com/mhlists/gourmet-sandwiches-for-guys/printer.php From the molten yolk and bacon crunch of a hand-held breakfast, to the gooey charm of grilled cheese for lunch, nothing matches the simple pleasures of well-made sandwiches. They're quick to assemble, infinitely adaptable, easy to eat, and immediately satisfying—the very definition of good food. The 25 sandwiches you're about to meet can be thrown together during the average basketball halftime or, with practice, during the seventh-inning stretch. Think BLT, but better. More on MensHealth.com: 20 Ways to Stick to Your Workout 2. Layer pieces of ciabatta or a sturdy sandwich roll with grated fontina or mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced prosciutto, sliced figs, and arugula. More on MensHealth.com: 100 Ways to Live Forever 3. In a bit of olive oil, fry a good-quality sweet Italian sausage until it's crisp and brown. More on MensHealth.com: 33 Simple Ways to Turn Her On 4. Dredge a fish fillet in cornmeal and then pan-fry it until it's crisp. More on MensHealth.com: The 100 Best Fitness Tips 5.
General Tso’s Chicken This recipe for General Tso's chicken has been the most popular on this site since I first posted it in 2009. Month after month it continues to be the most viewed and searched for recipe here. I love that so many of you, presumably, have visited on a mission to replicate this tasty dish from a favorite take-out. Over the past few months, I've been testing and retesting this recipe for my cookbook, and want to share a new revised version. The biggest improvement is in the frying process. (Update: If you've enjoyed this General Tso's Chicken recipe, check out many more Chinese restaurant favorites in my new cookbook The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home.) Almost nobody in Hunan has ever heard of General Tso's Chicken, the most famous Hunan dish in America. You may know the dish as General Tsuo's, or Tzo's or Tao's or some other variation.
Magic Sauce Recipe I call this the magic sauce recipe. In part, because it makes everything it touches shimmer with deliciousness. It's magic like that. Technically, it's a riff on a chimichurri sauce - one that veered off the rails in a big way. Much tweaking has rendered it a distant second cousin. If that. Let's just start by putting one thing out there. It's as versatile as a black dress. - More Herb Recipes - - More Paprika Recipes - - More Quick Recipes - 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 medium cloves of garlic, smashed into a paste 1 well-crumbled bay leaf pinch of red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon + fine grain sea salt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Gently warm the olive oil over medium-low heat in a skillet or pan, until it is just hot. While the oil is heating, lightly pound the rosemary, thyme, and oregano in a mortar and pestle. Makes ~2/3 cup. Prep time: 5 min - Cook time: 5 min