TIP OF THE DAY: Create Excitement With Multiple Garnishes

[1] Multiple garnishes turn a piece of grilled fish into something special (photo courtesy Boutros Restaurant | Brooklyn). [2] It can be as simple as this: an appetizer of merguez sausage and shishito peppers (shown), or steamed asparagus, or scallops, etc., accented with a zigzag of one condiment and dots of another (photo courtesy Pain…
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FOOD FUN: A Bouquet For Your Poultry

Chicken, Cornish hen, duck, goose, guinea hen, partridge, pheasant, poussin, turkey, quail… We love poultry! Here’s an idea from Chef Daniel Humm, co-owner of Eleven Madison Park in New York City. Chef Humm’s decoration is accessible to anyone who roasts a bird: Fill the opening of the cavity with a bouquet before bringing it to…
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RECIPE: One-Pan Chicken Dinner

We love the convenience of one-pan dinners. This one, from Good Eggs, makes yogurt-marinated chicken with spring veggies. If you marinate the chicken two hours before (overnight, it takes just 15 minutes to prepare plus 8 minutes to cook. You should make the yogurt sauce at the same time. Note that with chicken, dairy-based marinades,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tom Kha Gai Soup

Our neighborhood Thai restaurant closed on December 31st, victim to a(nother) heartless New York City landlord. It left us without our weekly supply of tom kha gai—and at the start of National Soup Month, no less. Tom kha gai, literally “chicken galangal soup,” is a spicy and sour hot chicken soup with coconut milk. In…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Poach Your Proteins

[1] Poaching salmon is the easiest way to enjoy moist, tender fish, without cooking fish aromas. Here’s a recipe from Cooking Light. [2] Our favorite way to make beef tenderloin is to poach it. Here’s a recipe from Martha Stewart. [3] If you make chicken in a pot, or chicken soup with pieces of chicken,…
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