Tomatoes are excellent for stuffing.
This spicy Thai treat is easy to make using a good quality Thai peanut sauce. My secret for cooking these kabobs is to leave about ¼ inch between the ingredients on kabob skewers. This gives the heat a chance to reach all around the food. If you have short skewers, use a few more.
Whip up an easy vegetable curry with a hint of India. To shorten cooking time, I cut the eggplant into small cubes. The other vegetables can be sliced in a food processor.
Pesto-change-o: It’s chicken burgers.
This is the season for wild salmon. It’s so flavorful, it only needs a little olive oil and salt and pepper and it cooks in minutes. At other times of the year, good quality wild salmon can be found in the frozen seafood section of the supermarket.
Barbecued, skewered lamb, called souvlaki, is sold as a quick meal on many street corners in Athens. A simple Greek marinade of lemon juice, olive oil, oregano and garlic flavors the meat. The best cut of lamb for kebabs comes from the leg. If not on display, ask for them at the meat counter.
Veal rolls are a popular dish in Emilia-Romagna, a rich and fertile area of Northern Italy where veal is a specialty. Serve them with easy parmesan beans and tomatoes.
Fresh salmon needs only quick, simple cooking. For this recipe of herb crusted salmon, the salmon is cooked under the broiler. The bread-crumb crust is added just before the salmon is finished cooking to keep the crumbs from burning.
Steak plays an important role in Korean cooking, unlike other Asian cuisines. Invading Mongols brought beef to Korea in the Middle Ages. Rice cooked with spinach and bean sprouts is another Korean staple. I have adapted these recipes to showcase the intriguing flavors of Korean cooking while…
Picadillo is a popular Latin dish using ground meat, onions, green bell pepper, tomato sauce, capers and raisins. There are probably as many variations as there are people who make it.
No matter what the weather, my family loves a bowl of soup, but most recipes take too long to make for a midweek meal. Greek-style minestrone fits the bill.
Snapper sautéed in a savory orange sauce is an unusual, tangy Mexican dish. Rice makes a perfect accompaniment.
Leftover vegetables get a glorious second life in this elegant ricotta soufflé. My friend Jose made lunch one day by combining cooked vegetables he had in the refrigerator with an egg and ricotta cheese. It was so delicious and easy I decided to create my own quick version. This one, which u…
Grilled chicken with a pineapple-laced barbecue sauce and a tropical Caesar salad combine in this easy-to-serve dinner.
Tangy sweet and sour shrimp over rice is an easy dish. It’s based on prepared ingredients that can be assembled in minutes at home. Best of all, there’s no chopping and peeling, which means no fuss or mess.
Fresh sea scallops served with a colorful vegetable-rice medley
makes a quick, tasty summer dinner.