Humble Ingredients, Incredible Recipes
Spicy Roast Chicken
Chickens raised on grass have such superior taste that Adam Perry Lang of NYC's Daisy May's BBQ USA wants to get into chicken farming.
Caramelized Broccoli with Garlic
Irresistible is the best word to describe chef David Gingrass's richly browned broccoli that is seasoned with garlic, lemon juice and red pepper.
Chantilly Potatoes with a Parmesan Crust
This dairy-rich and delicious recipe calls for both whipped cream and cheese.
Cumin-Spiced Red Lentil Burgers
The red lentils in these spicy, Indian-inspired vegetarian burgers don't need to be soaked and cook superquickly. The rest of the ingredients are common household spices and pantry staples.
Grilled Chicken and Watercress Salad with Canadian Bacon
This dish offers a fitness-minded mix of lean chicken and calcium-packed watercress. Canadian bacon, with just a fraction of the calories and fat of bacon, gives the salad a slightly sweet and salty flavor.
Hearty Braised Chicken Legs
Pureeing garlic, onion and cilantro, then cooking them with white mushrooms, gives this tomato-based sauce an incredible depth of flavor.
Creamed Spinach and Parsnips
This luscious side dish can be prepared up to three days ahead. The duo of sweet parsnip and creamy spinach is unbeatable.
This recipe from the late, great cookbook author Richard Sax has everything one could ask for in a chocolate pudding—an intense flavor and a silky texture that's still firm enough to stand a spoon in. For the best possible pudding, use top-quality cocoa powder and chocolate.
Slow-Braised Osso Buco
Osso buco translates as "hole in the bone," referring to the delectable marrow in the center of the veal shank bone. This is a great dish for entertaining because the flavor improves if it's made in advance.
Chicken Liver Crostini
This beautifully silky puree is accented with sweet sautéed apples, smoky bacon and a splash of brandy, then served on crunchy toasts. For a healthier version, omit the 4 tablespoons of chilled butter in Step 4.
Apples baked in flaky pastry (use frozen puff-pastry sheets to save time) with cinnamon sugar are irresistible, especially when served with vanilla ice cream.
Smoked Ham with Apple-Riesling Sauce
Ham is great for feeding a crowd, and leftovers are great for lots of other dishes.