This superversatile romesco sauce gets superb flavor from tomatoes, chiles, garlic, bell pepper and nuts. It’s terrific served with everything from grilled vegetables and bread to shrimp, fish, chicken and steak.
Broiled Ricotta with Olives and Sun-Dried-Tomato Relish
Broiling ricotta intensifies its creaminess: It's ideal with both sweet and savory toppings. Here, Maria Helm Sinskey serves it on garlic toasts garnished with olives and a tangy sun-dried-tomato relish.
Topped with fennel-scented Italian sausage, sliced fontina, and strips of sun-dried tomatoes, a prepared pizza shell from the supermarket becomes an irresistible supper, needing nothing more than a simple green salad on the side.
Linguine with Scallops, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts
Sweet scallops, intense sun-dried tomatoes, and rich, crunchy pine nuts offer a rather incredible blend of textures and flavors. Don't cook the scallops too long or they'll toughen. If you have bay rather than sea scallops, use them whole and sauté them, stirring, for no more than two minutes in all.
Warm pillows of pizza dough stuffed with cheese and other savory ingredients, calzone are surprisingly easy to make. We've added sun-dried tomatoes and Swiss chard to the cheese for a calzone that's a meal in itself.