Fried Green Tomatoes, Local Dairy Buttermilk Dressing, Crisp Surreyano Ham

By Marcus Samuelsson | September 16, 2016

Fried Green Tomatoes, Local Dairy Buttermilk Dressing, Crisp Surreyano Ham by Marcus Samuelsson

Fried Green Tomatoes, Local Dairy Buttermilk Dressing, Crisp Surreyano Ham by Marcus Samuelsson

I often have a version of Fried Green Tomatoes on my menus, as they have a lot of southern soul. This version is like a deconstructed salad with a tangy buttermilk dressing and fried oysters. When thinking about the menu for new restaurants, we always try to bring in local flavors and influences. Although there are a lot of ingredients, the steps here are really quite simple, and the dish really becomes cohesive when you can get a bite with every element.

Warm Chickpea and Tomato Salad

By Marcus Samuelsson | August 31, 2012

Photo: avlxyz

Photo: avlxyz

When mixed with equal proportions of water, chickpea flour can be an egg-replacer for vegan recipes. Used to make pakoras and papadums prevalent in Indian cooking, this gluten-free flour is high in protein, making it a great base to this warm chickpea and tomato salad.



Spaghetti with Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce Recipe

By Allana Mortell | March 6, 2012

Photo: Fahara F

Photo: Fahara

With a projected weather forecast of 65 degrees for this coming Thursday in New York City, many folks, myself included, have come to the conclusion that dreary winter is long-gone and springtime is right around the corner. What better way to celebrate the return of warm weather with a meal that allows the fresh and seasonal cherry tomatoes peaking up at local markets to undoubtedly shine.

Cherry tomatoes, when sauteed in extra-virgin olive oil for no more than ten minutes, slowly begin to cook down and burst, their juices exploding in a heat-ridden pan. Add garlic, a few pinches of red pepper flake, a cup (or two) of wine, and suddenly, after a few minutes of emulsion, a pasta sauce appears. The flavors from using peak-season cherry tomatoes are so decadent, only few ingredients follow to simply avoid overpowering the main star of the tomatoes.

The success of this dish lies in its simplistic preparation and very short ingredient list. In fact, you may already have most of the ingredients necessary stocked in that pantry of yours and not even know it. Read More


Vegan Jambalaya Recipe

By Aine Carlin | September 5, 2011

Photo: Aine Carlin

Photo: Aine Carlin

I’m slowly but surely “vegan-izing” all my old recipes. Slowly because I rarely think about the meals I used to cook. Not that they weren’t good, but I have absolutely no cravings or hankerings after any of the meat and dairy laden fare that once came out of my kitchen.

Hubbie, on the other hand, does occasionally talk about the wonderful Carbonaras and yummy Frittatas I produced that became firm favorites in my extensive food repertoire. Of course, he would never really want to go back to our old omnivorous ways but there is a certain nostalgia for comfort food that has brought you joy in the past.

So I was set about transforming some of my classic dishes into vegan wonders in their own right Read More


Summer Tomato Salad Recipe

By Matt Essert | August 23, 2011

Photo: Matt Essert

Photo: Matt Essert

In my opinion, a fifth season should be officially added to the weather: tomato season. Fresh tomatoes are unlike anything else. We eat tomatoes and tomato-based foods all the time, but there is nothing quite like a firm and delicious tomato. You should really eat as many fresh tomatoes as possible over the next few weeks to get your fill. Read More

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