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Mustardy Salmon in a Packet with Asparagus

RECIPE: Mustardy Salmon in a Packet with Asparagus

I have spent the last four years on Serious Eats proving that cooking French food can be really easy.  And to prove it, all I had to do was write this recipe. This is a real weeknight wonder.  I do … Continue reading

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Blackened Salmon with Crunchy Coconut Couscous for Two

RECIPE: Blackened Salmon with Crunchy Coconut Couscous

This is the perfect easy, interesting dinner.  And, might I add from yesterday’s experience, also a terrific cold packed lunch. The concept is simple: no-fuss baked salmon crusted in hot blackening spice perched on a pile of cool coconut couscous … Continue reading

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Chorizo Crusted Cod and Beans with Arugula Pesto for Two

RECIPE: Chorizo Crusted Cod and Beans with Arugula Pesto

This recipe is the perfect example of how a few killer ingredients can make a gorgeously creative and delicious dish without much going on in the way of effort. The concept is simple: use chorizo, so full of garlic and … Continue reading

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Crispy Seared Cod with Peas, Pancetta, and Wilted Lettuce

RECIPE: Crispy Seared Cod with Petits Pois à la Française

Petits Pois à la Française, or French peas, is a very traditional and somewhat unusual dish. There are many iterations, as is to be expected with an old-school French dish. In my version, I start with a little bit of … Continue reading

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Handcut Pasta with Ricotta and Peas

RECIPE: Handcut Pasta with Ricotta and Peas

I love little tricks of the trade that make me feel like I’ve got something for nothing.  This dish cooks in 10 minutes, and looks like I’ve gone to a really high falutin’ Italian restaurant.  Why?  Because I bought fresh … Continue reading

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Bright Lentil Salad with Apples, Fennel, and Herbs

RECIPE: Bright Lentil Salad with Apples, Fennel, and Herbs

This is a bright, hearty, and optimistic salad. Admittedly, it’s also a total knock-off of my go-to dish at my favorite French restaurant in London, La Petite Maison, which specializes in taking Provençal peasant food and reinventing it at the … Continue reading

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Cheated Paella for Two

RECIPE: Shrimp and Chorizo Lazy Paella

Paella is a party dish.  The kind of endeavor you’d only undertake if you plan on feeding at least 10, if not 100, people. And yet, it’s the perfect after-work comfort food.  Rice, perfumed with all that decadent saffron.  The … Continue reading

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