Main Dishes

Main Dishes

To infuse smashed potatoes with savory chicken drippings, we butterfly a chicken and roast it on top of a bed of potatoes.

This hearty salad demonstrates a fondness for mixing roasted and fresh ingredients. Roasted carrots contribute a concentrated earthy sweetness, Broccolini provides green, mineral notes, and the romaine delivers refreshing, watery crunch.

Sometimes it’s OK to burn things -- within reason, of course. Here charred broccoli adds complexity to a smoky, vibrant chimichurri sauce for a seared flank steak. The rest is dressed for a simple side.

Quail are prized throughout the Mediterranean for their delicate flavor, which is milder and sweeter than that of many other game birds. Turning to a classic eastern Mediterranean staple, we glazed the skin with pomegranate molasses in two applications.

It can be hard to resist a recipe that includes the phrase “lime-scented sour cream” so why even try. Cauliflower is simmered until tender, pureed until smooth, enriched with a scoop of that lime-scented sour cream and then served with crumbles of crisp chorizo and another dollop of that cream.

Depending on how it’s cooked or cut, cabbage can yield all kinds of different flavors, from crisp and peppery in coleslaw to beautifully caramelized, as in this dish.

A vegetable tart with robust-tasting filling featuring the classic combination of meaty mushrooms and sweet leeks partially wrapped in a hearty pastry.

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