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Hot Shrimp Noodles with Poached Eggs

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 29, 2014

Photo by qasic
Photo by qasic

Photo by qasic

I love how this fresh dish is infused with the bold flavor of shrimp cooked in their shells with the head still on. It’s unusual to find that here in the West. I recommend getting your wok as hot as possible; if you have a gas stove, remove the grate from the burner and place the wok directly on the flame to get the pan as hot as you can. This summery recipe is from New American Table.

Cool and Crunchy Chicken Salad Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | August 31, 2012

Photo: bknabel

Photo: bknabel

Inspired by Vietnamese summer salads, this dish gets its bold flavor from fresh limes, pungent fish sauce and spicy jalapeno in the vinaigrette. I added carrots for some color and sweetness and sprinkle the salad with roasted peanuts for texture and bite. If you prefer a lighter meal, you can omit the chicken or substitute grilled shrimp or tofu for protein.

Cilantro, Basil, and Mint Yogurt Dip Recipe

By Emma Laperruque | June 29, 2012

Yogurt Dip with Cucumbers and Carrots


Crudités are one of the simplest, most well-liked party appetizers: a plate of colorful vegetables, served with your favorite dip. Since the dish is so popular—especially during barbeque season—your choice of dip gives you the chance to truly shine as a host. Raw veggies are a given, but what kind of sauce does your family serve with them? Though it’s tempting to buy that ready-made jar of ranch dressing at the super market when you’re picking up your produce, if you just grab a few extra ingredients and spend another five minutes in the kitchen, you can take your crudités from appetizing to downright addictive.

Here, a food processor does nearly all the work. You toss in fresh basil, cilantro, mint, and garlic, and blend together until finely chopped. Then you add thick Greek yogurt, the juice and zest of one lemon, a few glugs of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, and blend again. Just like that—totally done! The fresh herbs make this dip flavorful—and beautiful—and the yogurt base, instead of mayonnaise or sour cream, makes it good for you, too. It’s the perfect center piece for crudités, but also goes great with other dishes, from crab cakes to fish sticks to pita chips.

Almond and Panko Crusted Fish Sticks Recipe

By Emma Laperruque | June 29, 2012

Fish sticks and herbed yogurt dip

Most people first meet fish sticks in the freezer section of the supermarket. Cardboard box, processed product, high in sodium, low in nutrients…. It’s not the best first impression. Maybe that’s why fish sticks have always been the less popular cousin to chicken fingers. Whatever the reason for their shaky reputation, I’m here to vouch for ‘em.

Making fish sticks from scratch is quick and inexpensive. Just use an easy-to-work-with, low-cost fish like tilapia. In this recipe, strips of tilapia are marinated in buttermilk, which keeps the fish tender and juicy, and adds some tang. Next, they’re coated in a mixture of panko, sliced almonds, lemon zest, and salt and pepper. They bake in hot oven for 20 or so minutes—not a greasy fryer—and that’s all there is to it. Crisp, flavorful, and completely good for you. Above, the fish sticks are served with an herbed yogurt dip: bright green with fresh basil, cilantro, and mint. To me, they downright put chicken nuggets to shame.


Photos: Emma Laperruque

Lara Land’s Yellow Pepper Guacamole

By Allana Mortell | June 15, 2012

Photo by Laura Taylor

Photo by Laura Taylor

We all know guacamole is finger-licking tasty, especially in the summer when avocados are ripe and in season, but who would’ve thought guacamole can be whipped up and enjoyed in less than twenty minutes with five simple ingredients? Lara Land transforms and elevates the traditional summertime snack by adding minced yellow peppers to the mix with lots and lots of cilantro. A few splashes of homemade lemon and lime juice add the perfect tang and acidity just begging to be scooped up with your favorite tortilla chips. We kid you not that all you need for this fabulous recipe are these five ingredients, some salt, pepper, a fork and a pretty little bowl  to mix everything together. Ten minutes in and you’ve got yourself a new twist on an old favorite.

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