Black-Bottom Peanut Pie

By Marcus Samuelsson | January 16, 2015

Photo by Roy Finamore
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Photo by Roy Finamore

This recipe is my spin on the classic Southern black-bottom pies. Ever since childhood, I’ve loved the combination of peanuts and chocolate. Once you have one slice, you won’t be able to stop.


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.


Beef Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe

By | April 13, 2012

Photo: Alan Chan

Photo: Alan Chan

With spring here, we’re increasingly looking for new recipes that give us reason to fire up the grill. What better reason to start up the fire than with this easy Satay recipe.

Satay is a popular Indonesian dish that consists of marinated sliced meat served with a side of peanut sauce. Some historians say that Javanese street vendors introduced it in the early 19th century, while others claim that the dish’s origins can be traced back to the Arabs who skewered their meat on swords.

Nowadays, the dish has become widespread throughout Asia and has become a mainstay in Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai and Filipino cuisines. Turmeric is often used to marinate the meat, which can range from chicken to even snake.

Since this recipe doesn’t call for snake, it can be a great way to introduce Indonesian cuisine to those who are weary of trying new things.

Photo: Alan Chan


Boiled Peanuts Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 7, 2010

Photo: I Believe I Can Fry

With the holiday season here, and so many cultures celebrating, you might find yourself in need of a finger food to entertain guests.  My recipe for boiled peanuts from New American Table would be great for any festive gathering be it for Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanzaa.  This recipe, which my friends Matt, Ted, and Becca from the South introduced to me, will be sure to entertain your friends and family.  They’re great to eat outside, where no one cares whether you spit or toss the soggy shells onto the ground.

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