This is the type of dish that goes perfectly with a chilly autumn day or a frosty winter afternoon. Braise them a day ahead and the flavor will deepen overnight in the refrigerator.
A red pepper is simply a green pepper allowed to mature on the plant, gaining great color and terrific sweetness. There’s nothing hot about this variety. “Pear” it up with some of the season’s naturally sweet vegetables in this soup that looks and feels like a cream soup on the tongue yet doesn’t contain a drop of cream.
Typically when a recipe calls for rhubarb it also includes copious amounts of sugar, but not here. The lemony tart flavor of the rhubarb is great all by itself to brighten up the mild nature of this lentil soup, a popular dish throughout the Mediterranean.
It’s the rhubarb that adds the tang to this sweet and spicy barbeque sauce. Slather it on chicken or ribs during the last five minutes of grilling, a rule with all sauces that contain sugar.
While you can make this recipe with steamed corn, grilling the ears adds a rich, smoky flavor. Here’s a method for grilling corn.
A slow cooker is ideal for simmering these meaty little ribs cut from the chuck section. It’s a one-pot meal that frees you up to do other things leading up to dinnertime.
Ready-cut stew meat is easy to find in the meat case but if you’re inclined to cut your own there are a variety of cuts from the shoulder or rear that will do including chuck shoulder or roast; bottom or top round roasts; rump roast; or English roast. Trim away some of the fat before cutting the meat into 1-inch cubes.
If you’ve ever had to be coaxed to “eat your Brussels sprouts,” it wasn’t because of this recipe. These Brussels sprouts soak up the sweet smoky goodness of pure local maple syrup, and the crisp bits of bacon add a little welcome crunch.
Braising tougher cuts of pork in milk infuses it with rich flavors and creates a tender finish.
An easy appetizer that has stood the test of time