OPTIONAL: FRESH PARSLEY (OR CILANTRO), RANCH OR BLUE CHEESE DRESSING FOR DIPPING
PREHEAT OVEN TO 375. LIGHTLY GREASE A LARGE BAKING SHEET AND SET ASIDE.
PLACE POTATO WEDGES IN A LARGE BOWL. DRIZZLE WITH OLIVE OIL AND TOSS TO COAT. IN A SMALL BOWL WHISK TOGETHER SALT, GARLIC POWDER, AND ITALIAN SEASONING. SPRINKLE POTATO WEDGES WITH THE SHREDDED CHEESE, TOSSING TO COAT, THEN SPRINKLE WITH THE SEASONING MIXTURE.
PLACE POTATO WEDGES ON PREPARED BAKING SHEET IN A SINGLE LAYER WITH SKIN-SIDES-DOWN. BAKE FOR 25-35 MINUTES UNTIL POTATOES ARE FORK-TENDER AND
1/2 pound carrots (peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces on a bias)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3 cups water or stock
1 cup farro
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
4 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
1/2 cup pistachios (toasted, roughly chopped)
1/2 cup parsley (roughly chopped)
2/3 cup feta (crumbled)
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
In a large bowl, add the carrots and drizzle with the olive oil. Add the nutmeg, cinnamon, chipotle powder, and ginger, and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the carrots on a baking sheet and place in the oven until golden and cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the water and farro and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook until tender but chewy, about 10 minutes. Drain any remaining liquid and set aside to cool.
For the Sherry Vinaigrette: In a mason jar, add the sherry vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, and olive oil and shake to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
To Assemble: To a large bowl, add the farro, carrots, pistachios, parsley and feta. Drizzle with sherry vinaigrette and toss to combine.
Tip: To toast the nuts, place them in a dry saute pan over low heat and toast until golden and aromatic, about 5 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
Crispy bread crumbs add a bit of crunch to tender slices of butternut squash seasoned with garlic and Parmesan.
1 butternut squash (2 1/2 lb) 1/4 cup butter or margarine 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Peel, halve lengthwise and seed squash; cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange with slices overlapping slightly in bottom of baking dish.
2 In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Reduce heat to low. Add garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until garlic is soft and butter is infused with garlic flavor. Do not let butter brown.
3 In small bowl, mix bread crumbs, cheese and 1 tablespoon of the butter-garlic mixture.
4 Brush squash slices with remaining butter-garlic mixture. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and bread crumb mixture.
5 Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until squash is tender when pierced with fork. Increase oven temperature to 425°F; bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Before serving, sprinkle parsley over top.
For potato salad dressing: 1 16-ounce jar of cabbage kimchi, chopped with juice
2 tablespoons gochujang Korean chili paste
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon soy sauce
¼ cup Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
1 cup scallions, sliced, white and light-green parts only
Black pepper, freshly ground & Kosher salt
Scallions, sliced, green parts
Black sesame seeds
Fill large sauce pot ⅔ full with cold water and heavily salted. Put whole Yukon potatoes into the sauce pot. Put sauce pot on the stovetop over high heat and bring to a boil.
When the water is boiling, carefully add in 3 eggs to the sauce pot.
Reduce heat to medium and simmer the eggs with potatoes for 12 minutes. Using kitchen tongs, take out the eggs and put them into iced or cold water. Let the eggs sit for 15 minutes in cold water. Continue cooking potatoes in gently boiling water for about 15 more minutes or until easily pierced with a fork. Take the potatoes off the heat and use a colander to drain the potatoes. Put them on a baking sheet and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until potatoes are cold.
For the dressing, combine all the ingredients together and set aside.
Remove the skin from the potatoes or leave them on for a more rustic potato salad. Gently cube potatoes and put into a large mixing bowl.
Peel the hard-boiled eggs, chop, and add to the cubed potatoes.
Add the dressing into the potato mixture. Gently mix all the ingredients together until evenly coated. Season with freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt to taste.
Garnish with sliced scallions and black sesame seeds.
Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
6 ears corn
1/2 red onion, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh cilantro
Zest of 2 limes
Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat until hot, and then add the corn and char on all sides, turning occasionally, until blackened in parts, 12 to 15 minutes. When cool enough to handle, cut the kernels off the cobs.
Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat and saute the onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the charred corn kernels and cook until warmed. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese, the mayonnaise, cilantro and lime zest. Season with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of the chipotle salt.
Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cotija cheese.
Cook’s Note: This recipe is great with an added squeeze of fresh lime juice.
3 large baking potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks
2 tablespoons canola oil
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the potatoes in a single layer. Bake until golden and crisp, about 35 minutes. Remove the fries with a spatula and season with salt.
2 pounds baking potatoes, such as Idaho russets or Bintje, peeled and cut into thick fries, 3/4 inch by 3 inches
2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Fine sea salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 500° F. Bring 1 quart of water to a simmer in the bottom of a steamer. Place the potatoes on the steaming rack, place the rack in the steamer, cover, and steam just until a knife inserted in a potato comes away clean, 10 to 12 minutes. (The potatoes should not be cooked through, or they will tend to fall apart.)
Transfer the steamed potatoes to a bowl and drizzle with oil. Carefully toss to coat evenly with oil. (The potatoes can be prepared to this point several hours in advance. Set aside at room temperature.)
With a large slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes in a single layer to a nonstick baking sheet. Discard any excess oil or liquid. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake, turning so they brown evenly, until the potatoes are crisp and deep golden brown, 10 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, season generously with salt, and serve immediately.