June 16, 2011 |
Food Network chef Tyler Florence never overlooks the little things in life. In 2009, he whipped up Sprout, a successful organic baby food line (available at select Wegmans and Whole Foods), and just this month, he released a kid-focused cookbook, Start Fresh: Your Child's Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating (Rodale Books), geared toward parents who are busy but who actually have tastebuds. We couldn't resist this crowd-pleaser remake, nor the fact that you get a complete meal on one pan. Halibut Fish Sticks With Green Beans and Potatoes Serves 4 adults or 6 kids 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk 1 pound skinless halibut fillet, cut into 1-inch-wide fingers 1 cup panko bread crumbs 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 pound assorted baby potatoes, scrubbed and quartered 1/2 pound green beans 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1 tablespoon capers, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
June 24, 1987 |
Here's another way to use ground turkey: a turkey meatball salad with an Oriental flair. This will be a good addition to your summer menus. Keep the meatballs small - bite-size - and be sure to chill mixture for at least an hour before serving. The contrast between the soft meatballs and the crunchy lettuce, carrot and celery adds to the unique quality of the dish. ORIENTAL MEATBALL SALAD 1 beaten egg yolk 2 teaspoons fine dry bread crumbs 1/4 teaspoon onion salt 3/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, or 3/8 t ground ginger, divided 1/8 teaspoon white pepper 4 ounces ground raw turkey or ground pork 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar or honey 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crumbled 10 fresh snow pea pods blanched one minute in boiling water or 1/2 6- ounce package frozen pea pods, thawed 1/4 cup diagonally sliced celery 1/4 cup grated carrot 1 tablespoon sliced scallions 3 leaves Boston lettuce, torn into small pieces In medium bowl, combine egg yolk, bread crumbs, onion salt, 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger ( 1/8 teaspoon ground)
September 11, 1996 |
Yo, Chefs! I love Italian food. My favorite is spaghetti and meatballs. My problem is, my meatballs are just OK, nothing to write home about. Can you supply me with a recipe for great homemade meatballs? Thanks. Jen Dembrowski Philadelphia Dear Jen, We asked Fortunato Minniti, chef and co-owner of Bella Mia Ristorante (at 9th and Catharine streets) for the secret to his light, tasty meatballs. He shared his mother Philamena's recipe, which she brought here from her native Naples.
May 11, 1994 |
Art book or cookbook? William Woys Weaver's "Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cooking" (Abbeville Press / $30) is so beautiful that you may be content to devour only the glorious color still-life photographs. Read it, and you will be seduced by the language as well: "This is a book about the cookery of the Pennsylvania Dutch and the nurturing earth that sustains it," Weaver, a food historian who lives in Devon, writes in the foreword. "Ours is a land of the thistle finch and saffron, of the mythical Elbedritsch and the Belschnickel, of the hex sign and powwow magic.
October 16, 1994 |
Baked pasta dishes have always been a comfort food for me; my favorite dish growing up was baked macaroni and cheese. It would probably occur to very few people that such food can also be simple, luscious and essentially lean - with the right ingredients. I learned to make baked pasta dishes at the hands of Nona, my Italian grandmother-in-law. Nona's signature dish was lasagna, a common baked pasta in America's culinary melting pot. Everything was made from scratch: homemade noodles, two sauces, vegetables and even cheeses.
November 22, 1989 |
With the party season upon us, it pays to have a repertoire of knockout hors d'oeuvres that can be rustled up well in advance. And quickly. Nothing could be easier - or more elegant - than these two party pates, which microwave to perfection if you follow our directions exactly. One is compounded of beans, nuts, cheese and bread crumbs (vegetarians, take note), and the other is a silky spread buzzed up out of chicken livers. But first, a tip or two about microwaving chicken livers.
January 7, 1987 |
If you're bored with beef, try "otherburgers. " What are otherburgers? Burgers made with other ground meat: lamb, veal or pork, for example. Or no meat at all. How about tunaburgers or turkeyburgers for a change. While ketchup is traditional on a beefburger, otherburgers call for other toppings and seasonings, more in keeping with their flavor. Fresh tomato or cucumber slices go great on tunaburgers. On turkeyburgers, too. Turkey also takes to fragrant herbs. Lamb and vealburgers are best seasoned with lemon, herbs or spices.
January 3, 1990 |
The virtue of clarified butter is that it can withstand higher cooking temperatures than unclarified butter. That means it will not burn as easily, making it a better medium for sauteing and browning foods. Another plus is that clarified butter keeps longer than regular butter. Though some cooks might miss the buttery flavor that's lost in the clarifying process, an interesting, subtle, nutty flavor takes its place. Clarified butter is made by simply melting butter slowly so that the milk solids sink to the bottom of the pan in the form of a residue.
June 7, 1989 |
If you enjoy cooking from scratch, making your own condiments and preparing the standards of American cooking, then Home-Cooking Sampler: Family Favorites from A to Z (Prentice Hall, $19.95) is your type of cookbook. Peggy K. Glass presents an overview of those classic, everyday family meals, ranging from macaroni and cheese to Boston cream pie. With her guidance, making ketchups and graham crackers becomes more fun than chore. "Family food is the heart of home," writes the cooking school teacher, caterer and food writer.