Charred Brussels Sprouts and Leek Muchim With Coffee-Dijon Dressing Recipe

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] This salad pays tribute to one of my all-time favorite Korean banchan, pa-muchim, a marinated scallion salad of raw shaved onions and scallions dressed with mustard, vinegar, gochugaru, and sesame oil. Pa-muchim is traditionally served as an accompaniment to samgyeopsal, or grilled pork belly; wrapped together in a lettuce leaf, pa-muchim’s acidity and underlying bitterness from mustard […]

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Thick and Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] With only a splash of cream per serving, the secret to the creamy consistency of this tomato basil soup is carrot purée. Its subtle sweetness mellows the acidity of canned tomatoes, for a hearty soup that feels like a meal on its own. Finished with a handful of fresh basil, this soup is the perfect accompaniment to […]

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Nam Prik Ong (Thai Pork-and-Tomato Chile Dip) Recipe

[Photograph: Derek Lucci] Chile relishes or dips, called nam prik, are essential components to a well-rounded, multi-dish Thai meal. Served with an assortment of raw, blanched, or steamed vegetables, a spicy nam prik acts as a palate cleanser and refresher—the vegetables provide fresh crunch that complements the sinus-clearing power of the pounded chiles in the dip. Nam prik ong, found […]

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Gai Pad King (Thai Chicken and Ginger Stir-Fry) Recipe

[Photograph: Derek Lucci] The influence of Chinese cooking can be found in many Thai dishes, and gai pad king—stir-fried chicken with ginger and wood ear mushrooms*—is a prime example of Thai-Chinese cuisine. This dish starts with a paste made from pounding fresh ginger with white peppercorns and aromatics, which is then stir-fried with chicken, more sliced fresh ginger, wood ear […]

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Watermelon and Mint "Agua Fresca" (Fresh Fruit-Blended Water)

Level:Easy Total: 10 min Prep: 10 min Yield:8 servings Ingredients 4 cups watermelon, seeded and cubed (about 3 pounds) 1/2 cup water 24 mint leaves, divided 8 tablespoons super-fine sugar (adjust if too sweet when using a naturally sweeter watermelon), divided 4 very thin lime slices, halved into half moons, divided Ice cubes Directions Add the watermelon and the water […]

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Marge Perry and David Bonom’s Easy Skillet Lasagna

How about a quicker, easier lasagna? Pull pasta and canned tomatoes out of the pantry, frozen spinach from the freezer, pick up some cheese on the way home, and you’re on your way to lasagna in an hour. If the recipes in Hero Dinners: Complete One-Pan Meals that Save The Day could wear capes, they totally would. Such is their […]

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Grilled Corn Salad

Here’s an easy summer salad made with grilled corn, peppers, and zucchini! Serve it with burgers and grilled chicken at your next backyard barbecue. Keeps well, too! Do you like corn salad? If so, you’ll love this grilled corn salad. The only thing better than corn picked during the peak of summer is the same fresh corn-on-the-cob, grilled. You get […]

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Chilled Minty Carrot Soup With Dukkah Yogurt Recipe

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] An ideal warm-weather soup, this bright orange bowl is naturally sweet with the flavor of carrots and is incredibly refreshing, thanks to a subtle whiff of mint. A dollop of aromatic yogurt—flavored with dukkah, the Egyptian seed-and-spice blend—adds richness and complexity. Why It Works Chilling the blended soup base before adding mint ensures the mint retains its […]

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