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It’s The One Recipe’s Summer Celebrations Special this week with authors Natasha David & Esteban Castillo, Food Critic Bao Ong, & Chef Chris Williams.
Dan Souza gives us a science lesson and mouth-watering dessert this week as he tells the story behind his recipe for Butterscotch Pudding.
Pierre Thiam talks about how diversifying your diet can fight climate change, his foray into fonio beer, and his one recipe for Sauce Feuille.
NY Times critic Tejal Rao dishes on her secret knife-throwing skills, life as a critic, and her One: Twice-Cooked Broccoli Rabe
This recipe is a summer favorite from Chef Chris Wiliams of Lucille’s Houston. Chris marinates a whole side of fish, (on the half shell means skin-on, scales-on) for 10 minutes and then quickly grills it skin-side down. His marinade is where the magic comes in. It’s elemental with freshly-squeezed lemon juice, thyme, garlic and the earthiness of smoked paprika. He serves it with coconut rice and a slightly wilted collard green salad. It’s summer eating at its best.
Ribs are one of the dishes that my parents ask me to make the most whenever I host family dinners . My parents loved going to BBQ joints for birthdays, and after spending hundreds year after year on dry mac and cheese and ribs with very little to no meat, I decided to make everything myself for half the cost . I like to braise the ribs in a mixture reminiscent of the flavors of a michelada—beer, Clamato, Worcestershire sauce—and braising them makes them really juicy and tender so the cooked meat just falls off the bone . I love deviled eggs, so along with the ribs I like to serve a creamy deviled egg macaroni salad, the cheesiest rajas con mac and cheese (mac and cheese with diced jalapeño and poblano chiles), and sweet and buttery corn bread muffins made with a mixture of cornmeal and masa harina to enhance the flavor of the corn . Recipes for those favorites follow so you can easily make your own BBQ-style dinner at home!
Serves 10 to 14
Good food (and wine) doesn’t have to be intimidating, as Marie Cheslik so deftly explains with her one recipe for Hamburger Helper.
Dan Pelosi talks about a mysterious coincidence between his new cookbook and the Olive Garden menu and gives his one recipe for Marinara sauce.